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Turkey’s balancing act with Russia and China in Central Asia

  • When a geopolitical vacuum emerges, regional and global powers alike jockey to carve out new roles for themselves. In recent years, developments in the Caucasus and Central Asia — such as the Armenia-Azerbaijan war over Nagorno-Karabakh, turmoil in Afghanistan and the unrest in Kazakhstan — hav...
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What a difference a year has made in Turkish-Gulf relations

  • As we approach the end of 2021, which is defined as a year of de-escalation and reconciliation, a review of Turkish-Gulf relations is important to give a better understanding of how the relationship has risen from rock bottom to reach a peak within the space of only a year. After 2010, Turkey’...
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Turkey attempts to cozy up to EU ahead of elections

  • The regional climate of reconciliation and the critical elections scheduled for 2023 have paved the way for Turkey to enter into a normalization process with many countries with which it has had frosty relations over the past decade. Ankara seemingly wants to keep its relations with the EU on t...
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Turkey avoids dealing unilaterally with Afghanistan dossier

  • As the world has become “a single country” in the last century, the issues of the countries not only concern them but their issues are for the international community as well. In the post-9/11 era, security and conflict-resolution issues have become the main problems to be addressed by the inte...
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Turkey seeks niche role as resolver of African disputes

  • In addition to its growing economic and political roles in Africa, Turkey has now rolled up its sleeves to carve out a new position as a mediator of African disputes. Ankara has received several top African officials in the last two months, with African Union Commission President Moussa Faki Ma...
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Russia and China’s contrasting approaches to Turkey

  • The non-regional actors — Russia and China — have been the most important supporters of the Bashar Assad regime since the onset of the Syrian crisis in 2011, with their veto power in the UN Security Council (UNSC) proving particularly useful. Among the most recent examples of this policy was w...
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Turkey determined to consolidate its ties with Algeria

  • In 1955, Turkey sided with the Western world and abstained from a vote on Algeria’s self-determination at the UN General Assembly thanks to its Western-oriented foreign policy line. Despite having a common historical legacy, Turkey and Algeria, due to their differing political and ideological t...
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Defense is not the only driving force in Turkish-Polish relations

  • Poland’s name has started to appear often in Turkish media with the growing closeness between Warsaw and Ankara in recent years. Turkey places great importance on its relationship with Poland, which represents a strategic element in Ankara’s policy on Central and Eastern Europe. In 1999, Ankara...
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The US and its allies are likely to run into a Russian-Turkish wall in Syria

  • While the Biden administration is still in the midst of a policy review of the Middle East, Russia has intensified its military deployments in Syria, in particular the northeast, to weaken the influence and interests of the US in the war-torn country. Russian troops recently blocked an Americ...
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Turkey unlikely to follow trend of normalization with Syria

  • Since the Biden administration took office in Washington, a series of reconciliation efforts have started across the Middle East, as the crisis-ridden region’s countries recalibrate their policies. Following the January signing of the AlUla Declaration that ended the Gulf’s almost four-year-lon...
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