Tag Archives: Turkish foreign policy

Moscow Declares Partial Mobilization

September 23, 2022 With the opening of the 77th session of the UN General Assembly, world attention turned to New York. But what made the headlines during the past two days was the September 21 Kremlin address by President Putin … Continue reading

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A Brief Overview of Türkiye’s Foreign Relations

September 19, 2022 The Middle East: In December 2009, the communique issued at the end of the Damascus meeting of the “Turkish-Syrian High-Level Strategic Cooperation Council” referred to a “strategic partnership”, at the time a fashionable label for Türkiye’s relationships … Continue reading

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Time to End the War of Words between Greece and Turkey (*)

September 12, 2022 For decades, since the days of Atatürk and Venizelos, Greek-Turkish relations have been characterized by a roller coaster pattern. Between the years 1997 and 2001, I was the Turkish ambassador in Athens. For a Turkish diplomat serving … Continue reading

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Water Disputes Reaching the Clouds

September 5, 2022 Clouds have always fascinated people. White clouds turning dark remind people of the coming rain or storm, sometimes inspiring hope, at other times fear. Cloud colors at sunrise or sunset captivate them. Regardless of one’s vantage point, … Continue reading

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World Happiness Report 2022, Türkiye

August 29, 2022 The “World Happiness Report 2022” was published on March 18, 2022, by the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), a global initiative of the United Nations.[i] This was three weeks after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine and nearly three … Continue reading

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“Retreat” or “Normalization of Relations”?

August 25, 2022 In the military context, the word “retreat” means “the usually forced withdrawal of troops from an enemy or from an advanced position”. In a broader context, it is defined as “an act or process of withdrawing especially … Continue reading

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The West Needs to Write a Success Story

August 22, 2022 With the war in Ukraine, “the emerging world order” has become a current topic with conflicting opening gambits. The West argues for the rules-based international order, the body of rules, norms, and institutions that govern relations. Among … Continue reading

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The Rising Cost of the Lack of Strategic Dialogue

August 15, 2022 In another ten days, it will be six months since the beginning of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The news of the war no longer makes the headlines. Because it only takes time for the most unexpected, for … Continue reading

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Pelosi’s Visit: A Costly Political Show

August 8, 2022 Last Monday, National Security Council Spokesman John Kirby told reporters that nothing about House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s possible trip changed US policy toward Taiwan. He said, “We have been clear from the very beginning that she will … Continue reading

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The Erdoğan-Putin Summit

August 7, 2022 Last Friday President Erdoğan flew to Russia’s Black Sea resort city of Sochi where he was welcomed by President Putin as a “dear friend”. [i] Two weeks ago, in joint remarks to the press following the Astana … Continue reading

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