Archive for the ‘ENGLISH ARTICLES’ Category

Turkey’s choice between Shanghai, EU

Turkey, located between Europe and Asia, faces several conflicts due to recent political tension. Its geographical location provides significant opportunities as well as vital threats. The current Turkish government is trying to eliminate dangers and puts forth great efforts to create sustainable security in the region. But it seems that neither the European Union nor [...]

Turkey in anticipation: will Putin visit the country?

Russian President Vladimir Putin may visit Turkey in October. A spokesman of Russian President Dmitry Peskov informed yesterday, commenting on the statement of the chairman of the Turkish Union of Chambers and Stock Exchanges Rifat Hisarciklioglu, who reported about the possibility of Putin’s visit to Turkey in October. Before the expected visit of the Russian [...]

The South Caucasus and Its Neighborhood

The region of the South Caucasus is famous for its rich culture, and sadly, for numerous conflicts that sprung up as the Soviet Union was collapsing. Frustrated have been the hopes that after the initial spark of violence in the early 1990s, these conflicts would remain non-violent and “frozen” until sustainable peace was reached. In [...]

Russian-Turkish relations will be stronger than they were before crisis

Relations between Russia and Turkey not only returned to the previous level, but will get even stronger in some time after yesterday’s meeting between Presidents Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkish experts Mehmet Perindzhek and Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu said.

Should the West Fear a Turkey-Russia Convergence?

In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question on the latest developments in Russia and Eurasia. In the run-up to the widely anticipated meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St. Petersburg on August 9, we asked experts to consider the extent to which a [...]

Turkey-Russia relations to allow implementing mutually beneficial projects

The normalization of relations between Turkey and Russia will heal the “wounds”, which appeared not only in economic sphere, but also in various other fields between the two countries over the past nine months, Mehmet Fatih Oztarsu, vice chairman of the Turkish analytical center Strategic Outlook, told Trend Aug. 2. Henceforth, the sides will continue [...]

The Role of Global and Regional Actors in the South Caucasus

Common report by Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu, Orhan Gafarli, Arevik Anapiosyan, Khatuna Chapichadze. The report on ‘The Role of Global and Regional Actors in the South Caucasus’ has been published by Caucasus Edition. The paper is an analysis of the policies of global and regional actors in the South Caucasus for the past 25 years.

Economic Cooperation in the South Caucasus and the Wider Region: Gained Losses, Lost Benefits

Common article by Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu, Pinar Sayan, Orhan Gafarlı,Tamta Jijavadze, David Muradyan, and Vadim Romashov The past two and a half decades in the South Caucasus leave little hope to entertain for the eventual integration of the region. So far the fragmentation of the South Caucasus into different blocks is the only reality.

What Really Happened in Nagorno Karabakh?

The Nagorno Karabakh conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia started in 1988 with the territorial claims of Armenians over the land of Azerbaijan. Until the year of 1994 when ceasefire treaty was signed, Armenian troops occupied 20% of Azerbaijani territories including Nagorno Karabakh region and seven more districts. On April 2, one of the bloodiest clashes [...]

Strategic Talks Between Iran and Azerbaijan

During the recent visit of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev to Iran, was signed an agreement between Azerbaijan and Iran on joint use of water resources of Aras and continuation of the construction and operation of hydroelectric power stations and waterworks «Khudaferin» and «Giz Galasi».

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