Posts Tagged ‘turkey’

Trilateral Partnership and Self-Isolation Shape the Geopolitics of the Caucasus

The opening ceremony of Baku-Tbilisi-Kars Railway (BTK), which was held on October 30 in Baku, has paved the way for the completion of the historical project for Eurasia in the South Caucasus region. The leaders of Azerbaijan and Turkey and the prime ministers of Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, and Georgia, as well as delegates from Turkmenistan and [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]

Toward a Caucasus without Turkey

The jet plane crisis between Turkey and Russia has increased mobility in Caucasus and Central Asia. These developments, which we can say will be of disservice to Turkey in the medium and long term, force Turkey to develop new approaches to the region.

Tarihin En Şaşırtıcı Savaşı: Salsu Zaferi ve Türk-Kore Dostluğunun Temelleri

Dünya askeri tarihinde en şaşırtıcı ve yıkıcı savaşlar arasında Çin ve Kore arasında gerçekleşen Salsu Savaşı da gösterilmektedir. Çin’in yüzyıllar boyu süren yayılmacı ve komşu yönetimleri zorla tahakküm altına alma politikası, 7. yüzyılda ülkenin kuzey sınırına dayanan Kore gücünü de yok etme amacı güdüyordu. İç karışıklıklar ve isyanları yeni zaferlerle bastırmak isteyen Çin yönetimi sürekli [...]

Search for alternative to Turkey’s foreign policy

The jet crisis between Turkey and Russia has reminded us that foreign policy may prove extremely fragile and variable despite all calculations and predictions. Bewildered by fluctuations in the country’s foreign policy, people are looking to foreign policy experts to guide them through the maze, to no avail. Attempts to analyze the situation as one wrought [...]

Can Turkey compete with Iran in the Caucasus?

The agreement reached as the result of talks between Iran and P5+1 countries (China, France, Russia, the United Kingdom and the United States, plus Germany) has led to debate over whether or not Iran is going to wield a more influential set of foreign policies in the Caucasus from here onwards. It seems quite possible [...]

Who will Turkey talk to on the Armenian issue?

Turkey, which has been trying to preserve its power in the international arena by relying on the support of its Western allies, is currently suffering from serious backlash. Our politicians, who are unable to realize the growing resentment towards Turkey in the West due to domestic political considerations, continue to make bold and optimistic statements.

Is it possible to have a more effective American policy for Karabakh?

In early August, the death of Armenian and Azerbaijani soldiers as a result of conflict in Nagorno- Karabakh area brought a new tension. Nagorno Karabakh, a succession of Soviet and dispute area between Armenia and Azerbaijan, became a tool that maintains the severity of Caucasus in the last 20 years.

Only dialogue can solve Turkish, Armenian problems

Though Turkey’s relations with Armenia have been strained by a number of historical and political issues, a Turkish Caucasus analyst who lived and studied in Armenia points out in his new book that only dialogue can solve problems.

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