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Turkey will not help Ukraine in case of Russian invasion, says Ukrainian Ambassador to Turkey

Ukrainian Ambassador to Ankara Vasily Bodnar said that the Turkish army will not come to Ukraine’s aid in the event of a military invasion by Russia. “In the event of an armed aggression by Russia, Ukraine should rely only on itself. Because we have no direct obligations with Turkey to enter the war. It would […]

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“Turkey is ready to mediate between Russia and Ukraine”, says Erdogan

In an interview with journalists on a trip to the summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization (ECO) in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, Turkish President Recep Erdogan said that his country wants to become a mediator between Ukraine and Russia, since it is interested in peace in the region. “Our position on the situation in Ukraine is well […]

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Nothing personal: does Turkey want to break up Russia?

This article was originally published by MNews. At the end of last week, the day after the adoption of the declaration “Vision of the Turkic World until 2040” at the Istanbul summit, a “Map of the Turkish World” appeared in Turkey. It was not President Erdogan who was photographed with it, but the leader of […]

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Opinion Russia Turkey

Why is the West so obsessed with Putin (and Ergodan, and China)?

Rarely a day goes by without some outraged denunciation of Putin’s regime by some Western intellectual and the Western press. The European Union has devoted an entire agency to the purpose, called EUvsDisinformation, whose task is to label as disinformation, of course Russian disinformation, any hint of criticism of the EU, NATO or the West […]

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Russia Turkey United States

US Department of State to Include Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream in Sanctioned Projects

The US Department of State is about to include the Nord Stream 2 and Turkish Stream projects in a list of sanctions. This was announced on June 15 by the head of the State department Mike Pompeo. According to Pompeo, after having been excluded from the sanctions list, these 2 projects will be subject to […]

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Middle East Turkey

Is Erdogan trying to revive the Ottoman Empire? – Myśl Polska

An extended version of this article appeared on Myśl Polska. You can find the original Polish here. We are increasingly worried about the objectives of current Turkish policy. Recep Erdogan causes conflicts on all fronts, tries to demonstratively show independence from all external forces, plays his own games in various regions of the former Ottoman […]

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“NATO should help Turkey”, writes the Economist

NATO should grit its teeth and help Turkey in Syria, says one of the leader articles in the last issue of the magazine The Economist. “Turkey is the only country trying to stave off this humanitarian crisis”, writes the British weekly about the situation in the Syrian North Eastern province of Idlib, the last big […]

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Turkey is not a Russian ally

Since Turkey bought the anti-aircraft S-400 from Russia last summer, against the explicit recommendations of NATO, there was much talk and fear about Turkey increasingly orienting herself towards Russia and departing from her alliance with Europe and America. The events of the last few days in Syria prove that this kind of talk was nonsense. […]

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Middle East Russia Turkey

Турция – не союзник России

Когда Турция прошлым летом купила у России зенитный комплекс S-400 вопреки четким рекомендациям НАТО, было много разговоров и опасений, что Турция все больше ориентируется на Россию и выходит из своего альянса с Европой и Америкой. События последних нескольких дней в Сирии доказывают, что подобные разговоры были чепухой. После последнего столкновения в Идлибе, в котором 33 […]

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Europe Turkey

Türkiye, AB’nin hayır dediği için kızmıştı. Bunun yerine kutlamalı.

Bu metin otomatik olarak çevrildi. Lütfen hatalar için bize izin verin English version here AB parlamentosunun Türkiye’nin Avrupa Birliği’ne katılım müzakerelerini askıya alma konusundaki son oyu, Türk siyasi seçkinleri tarafından kınandı. AB oylama raporunda şöyle yazıyor: “AB katılım süreci, Türkiye’deki reformlar için güçlü bir motivasyon olsa da, son birkaç yıl boyunca hukukun üstünlüğü ve insan […]

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Turkey was angered that the EU said no. It should celebrate instead

The recent vote by the EU parliament to suspend accession talks for Turkey to the European Union has been met with resentment by the Turkish political elite. The EU report on the vote says: “While the EU accession process was at its start a strong motivation for reforms in Turkey, there has been a stark […]

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“Trump is preparing to remove US soldiers from Syria”, – Radio Vesti FM

US President Donald Trump is planning to remove American soldiers from Syria, reports Russian radio Vesti FM, citing Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Turkey’s minister of foreign affairs. Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that his country is ready to conduct a military operation in Northern Syria with a very clear goal, “the liquidation of Kurdish terrorists”. Northern […]

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Geopolitics Turkey

“Batı’nın ekonomik ve politik gücünün gerileyişinin Trump’la bir bağlantısı yok” – Ibrahim Varlı ile röportaj

English version East & West: Merhaba Sayın Varlı, Batı, Yükselen Doğu ve diğer güçler (Güney Amerika gibi) arasındaki güç mücadelesini konu alan “Hegemonya Savaşı” isimli bir kitap yazdınız. “Doğu” dediğiniz kimler? Ve “Doğu” “Batı” ’nın üstünlüğünü nasıl tehdit ediyor? Ibrahim Varlı: Doğu’nun neresi olduğu, ya da Doğu’nun sınırlarının nereden başladığına dair tartışmaların geçmişi bir hayli eski. […]

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Geopolitics Turkey

“The decline of the West has nothing to do with Trump” – interview with Ibrahim Varlı, author of “The War of Hegemony”

Türk sürümü East & West: Mr Varlı, you have written a book called the “War of Hegemony”, about the struggle for power between the West and a rising East and other powers like for example South America. Who is the East and how is the East threatening the supremacy of the West? Ibrahim Varlı: The […]

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Russia and Turkey: Restless Partners? Interview with Russian expert Ivan Starodubtsev

Ivan Starodubtsev is a well-known Russian political scientist, businessman and expert on Turkey, and has lived and worked in this country for a long time. His name, as a specialist in Turkey, is often found on the pages of the newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, and he is a regular guest on the program “From Two to […]

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Россия и Турция – беспокойные соседи? Интервью с Иваном Стародубцевым

Иван Стародубцев – известный политолог, бизнесмен и главный эксперт по Турции в России, долгое время живший и работавший в этой стране. Его имя, как специалиста по Турции, часто встречается на страницах газет «Московский комсомолец», звучит в эфирах передачи «От двух до пяти» на радиостанции «Вести ФМ» и на центральных телеканалах.

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