Search: Erdogan,Turkey (11 materials)


Erdogan punches above his weight

... which minimizes Turkish entree to Suez-Canal. Accordingly, Erdogan has drawn a political, military and economic buffer zone all around the country. If we put all pieces together, it will eventuate a conclusion that Erdogan punches above his weight. Erdogan’s monetary policy and populistic dogma cannot handle Turkey’s grimy economic situation and inflation, relatively a profound strategic shift in policy within internal and external realms of the country can rescue Ankara from total collapse. Additionally, thru populist rhetoric and national-populism, he ...


War in the Caucasus. Neo-Ottoman Empire, Eurasia, Asian NATO and Kavzak 2020

... Russian military bases in Syria, but speaks out against sanctions against Erdogan, since Turkey would be a regulatory and too important power in the Greater Middle East. If Putin-Russia and the EU or even NATO were to take sanctions and measures against Erdogan-Turkey together, the neo-Ottoman sultan would be history within a month. But that will in all probability not happen because Putin and most western politicians have different geopolitical calculations and hopes. And as Trump is withdrawing from the Greater ...


Turkey’s Military Intervention in Syria

In response to the terrorist attack carried out by Islamic State in the Turkish city of Gaziantep on August 20, 2016 and the shelling of the border town of Karkamış by militants, Turkey has announced the launch of Shield of the Euphrates operation, the aim of which is to destroy the militants’ bases in the Turkey–Syria border regions. On the first day of the operation on August 24, Turkish fighter jets and artillery ...


Russia and Turkey: More Than a Rapprochement?

On August 9, 2016 a high level meeting between Presidents of Russia and Turkey took place in St. Petersburg. This crucially important summit was the first foreign visit made by Erdogan after the failed coup attempt in Turkey on July, 15. Historically speaking bilateral relations between Turkey and Russia have been shaped according to their respective relations, positive or negative, with the West. Today the situation is no different and the St. Petersburg summit was ...


Western Democracy Is on Trial, More than Any Time Since WWII

... okay with the erosion of democratic values and a deeply undemocratic military occupation of the West Bank as the Israeli-Palestinian conflict stifles Israel’s left and drives its people further to the right. The assault on democratic norms in Turkey by its government is far worse. Still worse in that region, the Arab Spring has, in general, become a massive tragedy. Archive Additionally, democracy by no means appears stable or secure overall in either Sub-Saharan Africa or in Latin America....


How predictable is Donald Trump in US-Russian relations?

... countries that make these statements. Syria is not Bahrain or Yemen. The war in Syria is fraught with direct confrontation with Iran and Russia. I think the Saudis are not ready for a large-scale ground operation - either politically or technically. As for Turkey, Erdogan is not crazy either. He does not want to get involved into the war in Syria. It appears that Turkey is not planning large-scale operations in the Syrian territory. Interviewed by Nina Leontieva Source:


From Electorate to Caliphate

The Evolution of Spin in Turkey’s Justice and Development Party Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) won a shock victory in the country’s snap election held on November 1, 2015, receiving 49 per cent of the votes. Given the Party’s performance in ...


What Will the Power Shift Bring to Turkish Politics and to Turkey-Russia Relations?

... of politics in Turkey evolved in such a way that former presidents of the Republic chose not to directly intervene into the policymaking processes of governments. Yet Erdogan intends to change this tradition. Just before the presidential elections, Erdogan exclaimed that “new Turkey” needs an active, not passive, president. In fact, compared with former presidents who were elected by the parliament, the new president has the advantage of possessing greater legitimacy as he is now elected by the people. Erdogan may use ...


Where Turkey is Heading?

... interest earnings in the past because real interest rates were very high due to economic and political instabilities. Today, this “interest lobby” is unhappy because real interest rates are almost zero. So, these circles would like to see Erdogan resigned and Turkey would go back to “the good old days.” The same with political opposition movements that also want to come to power but see that they have no chance to defeat Erdogan in the ballot box. Another dimension here is that Turkey is emerging ...


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