Tag: Turkey

Russia’s Non-Denial About Brokering Iran’s Withdrawal From Syria Is A Big Deal

The Kremlin uncharacteristically declined to comment on reports that Russia is seeking to broker Iran’s withdrawal from Syria in exchange for the Islamic Republic receiving sanctions relief from the US, which is extremely unusual because Moscow has a track record of issuing sharp unambiguous responses to fake news claims and […]

A Day After Insulting Veterans, The French Government Insults Turkish Dignity

The French Foreign Minister has denied being given recordings documenting the moment Saudi officials at their Consulate in Istanbul brutally murdered dissident journalist Jamal Khashoggi. This came just as Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau confirmed that his government had been given verified copies of the recordings from Turkey. Hours later, Germany […]

The United States Cannot Have it Both Ways With Turkey

After Donald Trump Tweeted that French President Emmanuel Macron’s earlier statement suggesting that a pan-European army should be created in order to counter multiple “threats” including from the United States was “insulting”, it became immediately clear that the pseudo-G20 style summit masquerading as a war memorial in Paris was going to […]

With The Last First World War Veterans Dead – The 11th of November Has Become a Macabre Militant Rite

Of all the modern wars that have claimed millions of lives, the First World War was the most tragic as its origins were in futility, its outcomes were universally negative and its veterans experienced a perfect storm of modern weaponry combined with comparatively primitive medical care. Thus, those who died […]

Russo-Turkish Cooperation in Syria is Moscow’s Model For a Regionally Authored Afghan Peace Process

Talks in Moscow have concluded between the Taliban and members of the High Peace Council of Afghanistan, a group with close ties to Kabul. In another historic move, Indian representatives were present at the table where peace initiatives were being discussed while representatives from China, Pakistan, the US and the […]

Remembering Atatürk 80 Years Later

Today marks the 80th year since the death of Atatürk, the founding father of The Republic of Turkey. But while Atatürk’s most specific legacy was insuring the survival, revival and uplifting of the Turkish nation, the lessons his legacy provides for the rest of the world continue to be as relevant as […]

Pakistan Invites Turkey to Join CPEC in Move That Will Strengthen Global Connectivity And Shared Prosperity

Pakistan makes an important move to strengthen friendship with Turkey  The China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) has helped Pakistan to at long last take advantage of its strategic location as the multi-climatic ‘zipper of Asia’. In so doing, Pakistan is now the trading fulcrum that helps to link the Pacific with […]