Tag: Turkey

The United States Has no Leg to Stand on When Criticising Saudi Arabia – Turkey is One of The Few Countries That Does

It cannot be questioned that the apparent murder of Saudi born journalist Jamal Khashoggi is a tragic event that is deeply distressing at a human level. But beyond this, the political grandstanding of Donald Trump’s opponents in the United States give Saudi Arabian palace coups a bad name when it comes […]

Here’s How Turkey and America Could Reset Their Relations

The past 24 hours have seen the US offer multiple contradictory statements regarding its close relationship with Saudi Arabia, while equally contradictory statements were made regarding relations with Turkey.  Initially, Donald Trump stated that sanctions against Turkish officials and a 50% punitive tariff increase on Turkish steel and aluminium exports […]

Trump’s Full Quote About Saudi Arabia Makes it Clear That Washington Will Not Sanction Riyadh Over Jamal Khashoggi

Trump rules out sanctions on military equipment sold to Saudi Arabia  Donald Trump recently gave an interview with CBS news in which he stated that if it is proved that Saudi Arabia’s leadership ordered the  murder of Saudi born journalist Jamal Khashoggi, there would be “severe punishment” levelled against Riyadh. […]

The Release of Andrew Brunson Should Lead to The Dropping of Tariffs/Sanctions Against Turkey and More Scrutiny on Saudi Arabia

The US just lost its most visible point of leverage against Turkey  While the term “win-win” is typically applied to traditional geopolitical relations, the decision of a Turkish court made in respect of the American national Andrew Brunson has geopolitical implications that for Turkey represent a substantial win-win.  The United […]

Turkey Builds Alliances in Africa and East Asia While Israel Builds an Anti-Turkish Alliance in The Mediterranean

This week’s Turkey-Africa Economic Forum has been a success While much of the news coming out of Turkey relates to the suspected murder of Saudi born journalist Jamal Khashoggi by Riyadh’s diplomatic officials, another major event occurred in Istanbul that while deeply positive is not receiving the attention it demands.  The […]