Tag: Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey Refuses to Dogmatically Take Sides in ‘Cold War 2.0’ – Ankara Instead Prioritises Its National Interests

Even though the end of 2018 saw Turkey and the US easing many of the tensions that had been stirring since the Gulenist terror coup of July 2016, relations between the two NATO partners continues to to face new challenges. In 2019, the biggest challenges facing Turkey and the United […]

Xi Jinping, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Imran Khan Should Hold a Summit of Cultural Exchange in Xinjiang

China and Turkey are currently experiencing a rapidly accelerating period of enhanced bilateral ties across a variety of fields. This is why the Turkish government’s recent expression of concern regarding the much discussed state of society in China’s Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region should be seen as an opportunity to enhance China-Turkey relations […]

Turkey’s Latest Comments on Syria Prove That Regional Peace Processes Are Superior to International Ones

With a major US withdrawal from Syria expected sooner rather than later, the pre-existing trend of regional powers guiding, shaping and owning the peace process in the Arab Republic’s conflict is becoming all the more pronounced. The Astana Trio of Turkey, Russia and Iran have long been the major force […]

Ankara And Damascus Both Recognise The Importance of The Adana Agreement – Now They Just Need to Agree on an Interpretation

Throughout the long and violent conflict in Syria, the 1998 Adana Agreement has only come up in a major way during this last week. The subject first arose when during a joint press conference between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russia’s President Vladimir Putin, the latter invoked the Adana Agreement […]