What Does The West Want From Turkey?

In this piece, I will attempt to answer the question that I asked in last week’s column, in which I tried to assess the French approach toward Turkey. I will elaborate on the general view of the Western countries toward Turkey by answering the following questions: Why has the West been otherizing and alienating Turkey? […]

Turkey’s Determination Brought Greece To Negotiating Table – Erdoğan

Greece finally decided to sit down at the negotiating table after seeing Turkey’s determination and firm stance in the face of blackmail and threats, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said Thursday. Speaking at an awards ceremony in the capital Ankara, Erdoğan said Greece has realized that the language of threats has not worked in the Eastern […]

Russian intelligence nice chief shifts blame for Belarus unrest onto West to conceal Russia’s role

So, ladies and gents, Russia’s “blame-shifting” operation in Belarus can be considered complete. It aimed to conceal Russia’s intentions to absorb Belarus through puppet opposition and bloody crackdowns on street protests and claim it was all the evil plot by a flock of external forces — the United States, Poland, Lithuania, the Czech Republic, and […]

Individual sanctions against Kremlin’s satellites to hamper intense malign activity from third countries

Individual sanctions imposed against the Russian satellites will slow down local politicians’ recruiting by the Kremlin, hurt their financial base, and localize their business in Russia, thus creating additional pressure on its resource-based economy, adding to tension among the market players.  Russia’s foray and subversion against the U.S. and our allies include ops by Moscow’s […]

Can Turkey’s Gas Discovery Open A New Window?

On Aug. 21, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced that the Turkish drilling ship Fatih had found the country’s largest natural gas reserve in the Tuna-1 area off the Black Sea coast. Reportedly, the reserve discovered in this area is estimated to hold approximately 320 billion cubic meters of gas. For Turkey, a country dependent on imports […]

Brexit: Endgame

The UK Government’s recent statements make a deal between the EU and UK less likely, regardless of whether that is the intent or not. The Brexit negotiation are heading into the final phase, with Boris Johnson claiming that the United Kingdom (UK) will walk away if no deal is found by mid-October. The UK is […]

Russia aims to distort, compromise European symbols and values

Following the collapse of the Soviet Union, Russia initially positioned itself as a democratic, modern, and transformed state, striving to embrace Western values. But this game of “imitation” didn’t last long as Russia’s true commitment was rather quickly exposed to inheriting Soviet ideals, the exact opposite of democratic values. So this naturally resulted in a […]

Moscow’s games ongoing in Belarus

The arrival of Russian Prime Minister Mikhail Mishustin for a Minsk meeting with Alexander Lukashenko obviously meant preliminary coordination of Belarus’ integration agreements with Russia and the surrender of certain industrial assets to Moscow. Everything else is most likely to be formalized in writing directly during Putin-Lukashenko talks in the Kremlin. The Russian president does […]