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Tension is rising between Turkiye and Greece

  • Both Turkiye and Greece are on the threshold of important elections and are therefore using a sharpened discourse against each other. High-level officials from Turkiye, Germany and Greece met on Dec. 16 in Brussels in an attempt to smoothen the atmosphere. A German government spokesman said Be...
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What is behind the rift between Azerbaijan and France?

  • Relations between Azerbaijan and France, never cordial, have now become almost hostile. The French Senate on Nov. 15 adopted a resolution that was strongly biased in favor of Armenia. This was followed by another resolution, this time by the lower house of the parliament, adopting the same lin...
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Turkey has its say at European Political Community summit

  • French leaders continue to maintain a tradition of taking initiatives on behalf of the European continent and speaking on behalf of its peoples. We witnessed another example of this when, upon French President Emmanuel Macron’s initiative, a meeting was held last week in the Czech capital Pragu...
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Presidential advisers dragged into Turkey’s corruption quagmire

  • Sedat Peker, a ringleader in Turkey’s underground world, in 2020 began releasing videos revealing irregularities in the country and in the Turkish community abroad. He is believed to be living in Dubai. The Turkish media claims that Ankara may have asked the UAE authorities to prevent him from ...
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Azeri-Armenian relations take important step forward

  • Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev last week announced that control of the Lachin Corridor between Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh had been transferred to the Azeri authorities. Because of its strategic importance, this corridor had been the first target of the Armenian forces during the First Nago...
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Turkey returns empty-handed from Tehran summit

  • The seventh trilateral summit in the “Astana Format” between Turkey, Russia and Iran was held last Tuesday in Tehran where the situation in Syria was reviewed. As announced beforehand, bilateral meetings were also held between the leaders. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s declared inte...
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US hopes to attract support for regional initiative

  • US President Joe Biden last week paid a quick visit to Jerusalem — with a sprint to Bethlehem — and then, on Friday and Saturday, was in Jeddah. The international environment was not very helpful for his efforts to achieve what he wanted. After Biden’s departure for Jeddah, Israeli Prime Minist...
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Multiple factors contributing to Middle East’s potential new dawn

  • The Middle East has been going through a difficult period for more than 10 years, but can we expect an entirely new environment once the dust settles? Some of the problems in the region are decades or even centuries-old, so a quick change may not be expected. The US Trump administration unila...
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A closer look at the Azerbaijan-Armenia negotiations

  • Several important developments have taken place recently in Azerbaijan-Armenia relations. The first was a meeting on Dec. 14 of last year between President Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan and Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan of Armenia, facilitated by European Council President Charles Michel. This w...
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The search for a magic formula to end Russia-Ukraine war

  • The war in Ukraine continues to be full of uncertainties. In a bilateral dispute, both sides may have legitimate claims and expectations, but this cannot justify the deaths of tens of thousands of human beings or the colossal damage to physical infrastructure. There are signs that subordinate ...
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