Category: VERDA ÖZER
When watching the weather forecast, we all focus just on the place we live and pass over the rest of the world.
Turkey is nearing a final decision on the country to build its national missile defense system, as France challenges China with a renewed offer, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, referring to Eurosam, the joint French-Italian offer
Category: MURAT YETKİN
There are currently eight Russian warships massed off of Syria confronting seven NATO ships, according to Turkish military sources.
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
“Have a friend like a Russian, have an enemy like a Russian.”
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
Neither Turkey nor its NATO allies got the Russian message, conveyed through Syria, when a Turkish military reconnaissance aircraft was shot down, apparently in Syrian airspace over the Mediterranean in June 2012.
Four Russian cruise missiles aimed at targets in Syria crashed in Iran, a US official said Oct. 8, as regime troops backed by Lebanon's Hezbollah pressed a "vast offensive" against rebels in the war-torn country's west
Turkey is concerned about the potential for a fresh wave of Syrian migrants arriving at its border as a result of Russian air strikes in Syria, foreign ministry spokesman Tanju Bilgiç said.
Transfer of four separate defense system equipment Turkey demands from the United States is still pending, amid different approaches between the two NATO allies towards regional issues, particularly Syria
Turkey welcomes a fresh support pledge by NATO to lend it military backing amid repeated Russian violations of Turkish airspace, Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Tanju Bilgiç said on Oct. 9, while stressing that Turkey has yet to place such a demand.
The U.S. has started to pull its Patriot missiles stationed in Turkey, despite a recent appeal from Ankara to its NATO allies to keep the air and missile defense units at a delicate time on the border with Syria.
Russia should “immediately give up harassing” the Turkish border and step back if violations of airspace were mistakes, Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmuş said on Oct. 9
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey may be directing defiant remarks at Russia for its military operations in Syria and its violation of Turkish airspace, but there is little that Ankara can do on its own in this regard.
Citizens are gloomy about Turkey’s economic prospects, suspicious of international partners, and opposed to military involvement in neighboring Syria, according to new research published on Oct. 7 by the German Marshall Fund
Despite an apparent divide between the two NATO allies on the role of Kurdish militias fighting jihadists in Syria, Turkish President Erdoğan sounded confident that Washington would side with Ankara over any wrongdoing by Russia - including any possible controversy over Kurdish fighters in Syria.
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
The civil war in Syria has entered a new phase with the active involvement of Russia.
The Russian desire to reach the “warm waters” of the Mediterranean goes back to before the First World War
NATO has said it was prepared to send troops to Turkey to defend its ally after violations of Turkish airspace by Russian jets bombing Syria and Britain scolded Moscow for escalating a civil war that has already killed 250,000 people
Russia wants to keep good ties with Turkey, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Oct. 8, after Ankara voiced its growing anger at Moscow's military intervention in Syria.
Turkey appealed to its NATO allies on Oct. 8 to shore up missile defences in the country aimed at shooting down Syrian rockets, as Germany and the U.S. were set to withdraw their Patriot batteries.
NATO troops may need to stay in Afghanistan for a longer period and any decision should be based on the situation on the ground, Germany’s defence minister said on Oct. 8 in an implicit criticism of U.S. withdrawal plans
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