Tuesday, 20 August , 2019

Russian-Turkish relations

Who threatens Turkey? | By Prof. Marios Evriviades

Aug. 10. 2019 "Does everyone have enmity towards us?" This was the question posed in his regular column by the late journalist Mehmet Ali Birand....

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Erdogan hails Russian S-400 delivery, wants to ‘go much further’ and make weapons with Russia 16 Jul, 2019 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has celebrated the...

Turkey: Between East and West

US will not sell F-35 fighter jets to Turkey after its Russian missile defense purchase – Trump 16 Jul, 2019 President Donald Trump has said Washington...

Russia starts delivery of S-400 to Turkey as US ramps up...

12 Jul, 2019 Turkey has received the first shipment of S-400 air defense missile system equipment from Moscow, defying pressure from Washington to scrap the...

Turkish establishment vs. Americans!

S-400 issue from a historical perspective By BORA BAYRAKTAR March 08 2019 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has declared that the Russian S-400 air defense system will...

Erdogan et le nouveau schisme orthodoxe

16 Οctobre 2018 La question du jour ne cessera de hanter les historiens les décennies à venir. Quel rôle a joué le président turc Reçep Tayip...

Turkey Not to Accept Language of Sanctions on Russian S-400 Supplies...

27.04.2018 Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Friday that if Turkey gets a fair proposal from NATO allies on US-made Patriot or other air defense...

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.

Turkey, Let Us Not Celebrate Yet!

So many would like this to happen – to see Turkey go, to leave NATO, to break its psychological, political and economic dependency on the West. Now that Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his allies are quarreling with the United States and the EU, there is suddenly great hope that Turkey may thoroughly re-think its position in the world, strengthen its ties