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Tensions between Russia and Turkey in Syria; effort for peace or Total War

... targeted more than 30 Turkish troops, two Syrian military aircraft. About 19 Syrian soldiers, some Liwa Zainebiyoun, Fatemiyoun and Hezbollah forces were also killed In the Turkish UAV attacks. In the meantime, the reasons for this tension and Russia-Turkey-Iran competition in Syria should be examined. Although Russia and Turkey negotiated three rounds, they still failed to lead to a Cease Fire in Syria. On the one hand, Bashar al-Assad's government is dissatisfied with Turkey's non-compliance with ...

17.03.2020

The Greek Immigrant Crisis: Old Invasions, New Colours

... along with the Jews, from Spain in 1492. The Turkish Ottomans were happy to welcome the Jews to their empire. Since then, Zionists and Turks have had a generally good understanding, whatever Erdogan’s pro-Palestinian rhetoric. For example, Israel and Turkey are both vehemently opposed to Assad. Source: Alexandros Avramidis/Reuters Despite Christian Europe being under attack from Moslem Turks, this had not prevented the allegedly Christian crusaders from exploiting a dynastic squabble in Constantinople ...

04.03.2020

Neutrality for the Black Sea Region Countries: Abstraction, Unattainable Goal or Effective Model?

... region’s borders are not clearly fixed. Generally speaking, when discussing the situation in the region, politicians and experts tend to refer not only to the six countries that have a coastline on the Black Sea (Bulgaria, Georgia, Russia, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine) but also to neighbouring states. It is, thus, no coincidence that the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) founded 28 years ago (if we consider the Bosphorus Statement its constituent declaration) includes Albania,...

02.03.2020

Idlib: An Uphill Battle for Turkey

... made up his mind to lock horns with Russia in Syria The killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in air raids in Syria's Idlib province is likely to prove a major blow for President Tayyip Erdogan, who has made up his mind to lock horns with Russia in Syria. Turkey has been pushed towards a frontline war with Northern Syria by its Western allies without knowing the consequences of this unending battle. Ruslan Mamedov: Troubled Partners: What Russia and Turkey are Dividing Up in Syria Four Turkish political ...

02.03.2020

How to kill the truth

... truth? My own interpretation is that, although Britain never wished for a Turkish invasion, Henry Kissinger did, or at the very least, enabled it. Kissinger persuaded Callaghan not to comply with Britain’s Treaty obligations and make life easier for Turkey. If Callaghan had told the truth to the Parliamentary Select Committee on Cyprus, critics of the Turkish invasion would have accused Callaghan of weakness and not daring to act without Washington’s permission. Second, the fact that Callaghan ...

27.02.2020

Drilling at Gunpoint: EU Sanctions on Turkey

Restrictions are often more effective when applied against allies than opponents The January meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council focused, in part, on Turkey’s oil and gas drilling in the Eastern Mediterranean. High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Josep Borrell said the Working Party of Foreign Relations Counsellors (RELEX) is about to complete its package of sanctions ...

05.02.2020

Greece and Russia: Back to the Truman Doctrine?

... economic reasons, many are beholden to their host country's policies, but particularly in the case of policy vis-à-vis Russia. They are spearheaded by the American Hellenic Institute, and lobby constantly to try and persuade the US to be firmer with Turkey on the Cyprus question. Yet they are by and large also anti-communist, and therefore anti-Russian, as if the Cold War is uppermost in their minds, with their apparent inability to differentiate between Communism and modern Russia. The Greek government ...

04.02.2020

Trump Peace Plan – Sheer Genius – Israel Gone by 2022

... beginning of a 1,000 year period of peace and prosperity for all. I go on to list eight topics that must be addressed together, first by the leaders of Iran, China, Russia, and the USA and then in a larger setting with the leaders of Egypt, Jordan, and Turkey as well as the leaders of the Gulf States and the always hostile and challenging Saudi Arabia: Denuclearization of the Middle East including Israel Peace between the Sunnis and the Shi’ites Jerusalem and perhaps Mecca as international cities ...

31.01.2020

Southeast Europe Today. Immediate Development Prospects

... stepping up their activity in the Balkans in a big way. Russia has also increased its presence in the region, relying to a greater degree on economic and humanitarian cooperation. However, the Balkans remain attractive for other actors as well, with Turkey, China and the Persian Gulf states exhibiting a growing interest in a region. In that respect, it would be useful to explore the influence that external factors have on the situation in the region. At the same time, we can see that internal factors ...

22.01.2020

Turkey’s Role in the Libyan Conflict

... level of contractibility demonstrated earlier by other politicians on other painful issues. Of course, the ceasefire in Libya suits Ankara's foreign policy interests, since in a one-on-one battle, the Government of National Accord (GNA), supported by Turkey and recognised by the UN as the legitimate government of Libya, would have difficulty repelling new attacks by the Libyan National Army (LNA) under the General Khalifa Haftar and protecting controlled territory. Due to the intensification of hostilities ...

17.01.2020
 

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    U.S. wants to establish partnership relations with Russia on condition that it meets the U.S. requirements  
     33 (31%)
    U.S. wants to deter Russia’s military and political activity  
     30 (28%)
    U.S. wants to dissolve Russia  
     24 (22%)
    U.S. wants to establish alliance relations with Russia under the US conditions to rival China  
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