Monday, 23 May , 2022

Ottoman Empire

The ‘Clean Break’ Doctrine: A Modern-Day Sykes-Picot Waging War and Havoc...

By Cynthia Chung May 18, 2020 In 1996 a task force, led by Richard Perle, produced a policy document titled “A Clean Break: A New Strategy...

The Rising Danger of Neo-Ottoman Imperialism

By Dimitris Vlahoutsikos In April, when Turkey celebrated the 100th anniversary of the National Parliament. The Daily Sabah newspaper published an article "The Dream of...

Erdogan’s Ottomania

By M. Hakan Yavuz August 08, 2018 Turkey is entering a new era. Following a failed military coup against President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in 2016, a...

Erdogan vows to recapture all lands once held by the Ottoman...

By Robert Spencer Feb 21, 2018 "We say at every opportunity we have that Syria, Iraq and other places in the geography in our hearts...

Russia and Turkey: Consistency versus Unreliability

Modern Turkey is a strange amalgam of Western structures underpinned by Ottoman habits. Their various governments, whether military or not, are still heavily influenced by its huge military, and the contradiction between religion and secularism stills bedevils its development. Russia knows this, and knows that the bazaar mentality prevails in Turkish foreign policy. Rather than provoke a collapse of the shaky Turkish state, Russia prefers to weaken a neurotic NATO, and eventually bring Turkey into its sphere of influence, in the interests of Middle Eastern stability.

Visa – free travel and the “Kurdish problem”

By Robert Fisk Just why is the Sultan of Turkey so impatient to get hold of that visa-free EU travel for his people to visit...

100 Years On: Sykes-Picot Agreement Still Haunts the Middle East

100 years ago, the terms of a secret deal dividing the Middle East between the UK and France were put forward. A century on,...