Tag: Turkey

Nakhchivan and Syunik regions
Posted in Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis

Erdogan-Aliyev’s Meeting in Nakhchivan Alarms Armenia and the Syunik Province

Erdogan’s planned visit to Nakhchivan following Baku’s military offensive in Nagorno-Karabakh has raised significant concerns regarding the territorial integrity of Armenia since Azerbaijan and Turkey may actively seek to establish the conditions for a potential military intervention in Armenia’s Syunik Province, with the ultimate aim of securing the Zangezur Corridor.

Russia, Turkey and the Caucasus Map
Posted in Kavkaz Files ISSN 2975-0474 Caucasus Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis and Russia’s Strategy in the Region

The recent capitulation of Nagorno-Karabakh in the face of Azerbaijan’s military offensive has brought to light Russia’s recalibrated strategic approach in the region. This shift focuses on forging a robust alliance with both Baku and Ankara, a move designed to bolster the INSTC and leverage Turkish land as a potential hub for its new energy approach.

Iran-Turkey relations: Tehran's Consulate in Istanbul
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East

Turkey-Iran relations: historical backgrounds and Pan-Turkism revival

Turkey-Iran relations have always been discontinuous, characterised by cooperation on the diplomatic level, alternating with opposite geopolitical needs and foreign strategies. Nowadays, especially in the Middle East and the Caucasus, Pan-Turkism and strategic needs drive Ankara-Tehran relations.

Turkey ASEAN
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Asia-Pacific Middle East

Prospects and Pitfalls: The Road Ahead for Turkey-ASEAN Relations

Turkey’s engagement with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) has evolved into a strategic endeavour, marked by Ankara’s quest for deeper economic, diplomatic, and cultural connections.

Turkish elections and Erdogan
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Ankara-Tehran relations in the light of upcoming Turkish elections

The upcoming Turkish elections might affect Ankara-Tehran relations if the opposition leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu will defeat the president Recep Tayyip Erdogan and, thus, change domestic and foreign policies.

Turkey military operation in the Middle East
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Geopolitics of Turkey’s military operation in Syria

After the November 13th terrorist bombing attack in Turkey, Ankara started a military operation targeting Kurdish forces in Syria and Iraq. While Russia is concentrated on Ukraine and Iran is facing internal turmoil, Turkey is gaining ground in the Middle East.

Turkey Minister of Energy and Natural Resources at rare earth elements ore field
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Middle East

Turkey discovered a massive reserve or rare earth elements

The discovery of a massive deposit of rare earth elements in Turkey might change the geopolitical dynamics in the Eurasian chessboard since Ankara might challenge China, which has had the leading role in the market until now. Furthermore, this finding might change the domestic political scenario in Turkey and quiet doubts and disappointment about the country’s economic performance.

Greece Western Turkey satellite view
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Tension between Greece and Turkey reaches new heights

Over the past two months, the tension in Greek-Turkish relations has reached new heights. What triggered it seemed to have been the age-old Turkish claims concerning the continental shelf delimitation and the total demilitarisation of the Greek Islands in the Eastern Aegean.

Syria Azaz ruins
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Astana Peace Talks, Syrian refugees and Turkish new military operation

On June 15th, 2022, the 18th international meeting of Astana Peace Talks kicked off in Nur Sultan, the capital of Kazakhstan. As guarantor countries, delegations from Russia, Turkey and Iran (which launched the Astana peace process in January 2017) will meet the Syrian government and opposition forces during the two-day talks.

PKK Guerilla force
Posted in Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Turkey started a military operation in northern Iraq in connection with gas pipelines

In the aftermath of the events in Ukraine and the sanctions imposed on Russia, European countries are straggling in search of alternative gas imports. Turkey started a military operation in northern Iraq to ensure gas supplies from Kurdish fields.

TIKA twitter account
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Turkey: origin, evolution and role of TIKA, a fundamental instrument of Ankara’s foreign policy

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) plays a key role in promoting Ankara’s influence and presence in strategic regions through socio-cultural, economic and humanitarian projects.

Summit of Cooperation Council of Turkic Speaking States
Posted in Geopolitical Report ISSN 2785-2598 Central Asia Monitoring & Analysis

Turkey and pan-Turkism in Central Asia: challenges for Russia and China

The recent online summit of the Cooperation Council of Turkic-Speaking States stressed Ankara’s desire to enhance the cooperation with Central Asian countries elevating its geopolitical role and threatening China and Russia with pan-Turkism ideology. 

S 400 Russia
Posted in Monitoring & Analysis Russia

Turkey will purchase the second batch of the Russian S-400

Turkey continues its technical military partnership with the Russian Federation because of Ankara’s will of upgrading its defence system and capabilities and make the country less dependent from NATO. The second Turkish purchase of the Russian S-400 might change the balance inside the North Atlantic Alliance and make Moscow and Ankara closer in the international arena.

Posted in Middle East Monitoring & Analysis

Turkey blackmails the EU with the migration crisis

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continues in his policy of exploiting migrants and refugees to checkmate the European Union denouncing the lack of political and material support for his very personal invasion of Syria. Due to the reopening of the Turkish borders with Greece, a huge number of refugees and migrants might come to Europe significantly affecting the current situation of the EU countries which are facing the problem of coronavirus.