Kateqoriya arxivləri: Turkish foreign policy

Why does Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia strengthen military cooperation?

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On 5th of May, following a private trilateral meeting in Qabala city, Azerbaijani Defence Minister, Colonel-General Zakir Hasanov, Georgian Defence Minister Tinatin Khidasheli and Turkish National Defence Minister Ismet Yilmaz agreed to hold joint military exercises on enhancing the combat readiness of the three countries armed forces in order to achieve the further development of trilateral cooperation on regional security. Simultaneously, the trilateral military activities, which arose huge concerns in neighbouring Oxumağa davam et Why does Azerbaijan, Turkey, and Georgia strengthen military cooperation?

Səudiyyə-Türkiyə yaxınlaşması İrana qarşıdırmı?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan Kral Salmana Türkiyənin yüksək rütbəli medalını verib.
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan Kral Salmana Türkiyənin yüksək rütbəli medalını verib.

Səudiyyə Ərəbistanı kralı Salmanın bəzi ərəb ölkələrinə dalbadal rəsmi səfərlər etməsi regionda yeni bir təsir dairəsinin yaranacağından xəbər verir.

Misirdə keçirilmiş ilk demokratik seçkilər yolu ilə hakimiyyətə gəlmiş Müsəlman qardaşları dövründə rəsmi Riyadla münasibətlər olduqca soyumuş, hətta Səudiyyə Ərəbistanı qurulan yeni höküməti tanımaqdan da imtina etmişdi.

Lakin keçən 1 il ərzində hərbi çevriliş yolu ilə hakimiyyətə gəlmiş Fəttah əl Sisinin dövründə iki ölkə arasında münasibətlər yeni mərhələyə qədəm qoydu.Göründüyü kimi uzun müddət sonra Misirə və digər bölgə ölkələrinə səfər edən Səudiyyə kralının əsas məqsədi bu ölkələr ilə olan həmrəyliyi bir daha əyani şəkildə sübut etmək idi. Oxumağa davam et Səudiyyə-Türkiyə yaxınlaşması İrana qarşıdırmı?

The new trends of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

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The rivalry over disputed region Nagorno-Karabakh has begun since the collapse of the Soviet Union. The conflict lasted about three years, costs the life of more than 30.000 people from both sides while the territory was illegally occupied. Although a ceasefire agreement has been reached between both of sides in 1994, the conflict has not been quite frozen for two decades and has been accompanied by fire exchange. The deadly skirmishes have erupted in August 2014 that caused serious human casualties from both sides.

Taking into account the sensitive situation in the region, it should be noted that there has always been a balance of power in Nagorno-Karabakh but Oxumağa davam et The new trends of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Turkey at crossroads in Syrian war

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After the brutal bomb attack on March of 13 in the heart of Ankara that killed more than 30 people, president Erdogan blamed Kurdish militants and PKK/PYD linked organisations in violence against Turkey and vowed to bring terror to “its knees”. While the latest deadly terrorist attacks both in Ankara and Istanbul raised questions about the Turkish government’s ability to protect its citizens, the situation in the country shifted; as a consequence, Turkey’s conflict with the PKK intensified. Even though no one has claimed responsibility for this attack it could be a signal for a deeply troubling era in Turkey’s Middle Eastern policy. Oxumağa davam et Turkey at crossroads in Syrian war

Iran-Turkey Partnership on Ice

Co-authored by Fuad Shahbazov, an analyst in the Turkish think tank Strategic Outlook.

As early as 2010, Iran and Turkey glittered like two inseparable lovers. It was the most astonishing sort of partnership one could imagine: an infatuation between a (Shia-dominated) theocratic republic opposed to the U.S., on one hand, and an (Sunni-majority) ultra-secularist state belonging to the NATO and aspiring to join the European Union (EU), on the other.

It was as dreamy as it was baffling. What brought them together was a combination of two factors: (a) Growing assertiveness among rising powers such as Turkey to more independently pursue self-interest and diversify foreign relations (ostensibly away from the West and towards the East and South); and (b) Almost perfect bilateral convergence, albeit temporarily, in strategic foresight and ideology, as Ankara’s Islamist leadership found growing reasons to reach out to its influential and resource-rich eastern neighbor, Iran, which also experienced a period of ‘reformist resurgence’ in the same period. Oxumağa davam et Iran-Turkey Partnership on Ice

Türkiye ve IŞİD’in Ayn el-Arab Senaryosu

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Geçtiğimiz günlerde Irak Kürdistan’ından gelen peşmergelerin Türkiye-Suriye sınır hattındaki Ayn el-Arab şehrine geçmeleri hem askeri hem de politik açıdan önemli bir olay olarak karşımıza çıkmaktadır. Eylül ayından beri Ayn el-Arab’a olan saldırılarını daha da arttıran IŞİD militanlarının esas amacı stratejik nokta sayılan Ayn el-Arab şehrinin tamamını kontrol altına almaktır. Çoğunluğu Kürt nüfustan oluşan bu şehrin ele geçirilmesi IŞİD için oldukça önemlidir. Oxumağa davam et Türkiye ve IŞİD’in Ayn el-Arab Senaryosu

Interview with Sinem Cengiz

Sinem Cengiz (photo from personal archive)
Sinem Cengiz (photo from personal archive)

Sinem Cengiz is one of the most  well-known young experts of Turkey. She is currently serving as a “Diplomacy correspondent” of the biggest political magazine “Todays Zaman”. Sinem is continuing to her researches on Middle Eastern countries and Turkish foreign policy towards region. 

1-Western and some Turkish mainstream media claim that the terrorists control 40% to 70% of Syrian territory; what is the reality?

Needless to say, when a state structure collapses, terrorist groups become stronger, deepening their influence in the war-torn country. Syria is running out of time to turn into a failed state – this is a situation which gives opportunity for the terrorists group to find a fertile ground in the country. Oxumağa davam et Interview with Sinem Cengiz