Tag: Turkey

Turkey’s Foreign Policy and Upcoming Challenges

Strategic Council Online – Evidence shows that developments in Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Cyprus and Greece will overshadow Turkey’s foreign policy in the coming months.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs

The adventurisms of the new government of Zionist regime and the right to response by the resistance axis

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An analyst of Western Asia affairs says even though the new government of the Zionist regime has been formed out of a coalition of rightist, leftist and moderate parties, one may witness more radical moves in order to create stronger unity among them, adding that Israel did not expect a resolute missile response from resistance groups in the 12-day war and under such circumstances, it would not be easy for the Zionist regime to attack Gaza once again.

Strengthening Eastward Look in Future Government of Armenia

Strategic Council Online – Holding early parliamentary elections in Armenia on June 20 and victory of the “Civil Contract” Party led by “Nikol Pashinyan” with 53.92% of the votes can be studied in several ways.
Mehdi Khorsand – Expert on China and Eurasia affairs

Need to Be Vigilant towards Fragile Situation in Caucasus

Strategic Council Online – A senior researcher at the Presidential Center for Strategic Studies, referring to the fragile situation in the Caucasus, said that taking advantage of the post-Karabakh ceasefire agreement requires cooperation, integration and negotiations among countries in the region and raising issues such as establishing a military base in that region is not a path to lead to convergence and cooperation in the Caucasus region.

Agreements, Consequences of Erdogan’s Meeting with Joe Biden

Strategic Council Online – Evidence shows that under the current situation, no NATO member state, such as Turkey, has a fundamental challenge with the United States as the most important member of the organization. In Brussels, Biden called the defense of Europe, Canada and Turkey a “sacred duty” of the United States under Article 5 of the NATO Charter. Despite all the differences, it seems that Washington, as a NATO member, does not want to lose Ankara under any circumstances.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs

Participation in the crime of the UAE with the Zionist regime in the Gaza war

Strategic Council Online—Interview: An expert of West Asia affairs referred to the 12-day war of the Zionist army against the people of Gaza and said even though the war on Gaza finished with the victory of the Palestinian resistance, many financial damages were inflicted on the infrastructure of this region.

Perspective of Relations between Turkey and the US during Biden

Strategic Council Online- An expert and analyst on Turkey said in a dialogue about relations between Ankara and Washington during President Biden: “the relations between Turkey and the US were impressed by different issues within the last decade. The issues cast shadow on the relations, the result of which can be seen even now.”

Strategic Dimensions & Consequences of Bashar Assad’s Re-Election

Strategic Council Online – Contrary to the propaganda and projection of the media and political circles of Western countries and some Arab states that have sought to overthrow Bashar Assad since 2011, the Syrian presidential election and the widespread participation of Syrian citizens in it led to the re-election of Bashar Assad. He became president for another seven-year term, an important “turning point” in Syria’s socio-political developments. The victory of Bashar Assad in this election actually meant a great victory for the Syrian people and the Resistance front, and on the contrary, a disgraceful defeat for the anti-Resistance axis (consisting of governmental and non-governmental actors).
Barsam Mohammadi – international affairs analyst

New Approach in Turkish Foreign Policy; Consequences & Prospects

Strategic Council Online – In recent weeks, the Turkish government, in the shadow of media silence, has been shaping certain frameworks in its foreign relations with some countries and players in the region, including the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the Zionist regime which could be analyzed and evaluated with such indicators as “pragmatic rotation”, “balancing” or “foreign policy reform”; until recently, Ankara had more or less escalated tensions with those countries and players, and even went as far as political and security conflicts.
Hamid Khoshayand – international affairs analyst

Prospects of Political Developments in Libya

Strategic Council Online – An expert on Africa affairs commenting on the current situation in Libya and the transitional government said: The government that is currently in power in Libya is known as the transitional government or the government of national unity, and is the result of a process that the United Nations initiated several years ago for state-building in Libya.

Turkey’s Reasons for Restoration of Diplomatic Ties with Egypt

Strategic Council Online – Coinciding with May this year, Turkey began to make positive steps regarding the restoration of diplomatic ties with Egypt, and according to political observers, constructive meetings took place between the two sides for two days.
Dr. Qadir Golkarian – faculty member, Near East University of Cyprus

EU Carrot and Stick Policy towards Turkey

Strategic Council Online – The European Parliament has recently approved an EU report in which it strongly criticized the human rights situation in Turkey and called for a halt to Turkey’s full membership negotiations. The report and the draft resolution, prepared by Nacho Sanchez Amour, the Spanish Envoy at the European Parliament, and has a recommendatory nature, were approved by 480 votes in favor, 64 against, and 150 abstentions.
Mahmoud Fazeli – International affairs analyst

Strategic goals of Turkey in its military invasion in the north of Iraq

Strategic Council Online—Interview: A university professor says if tensions are de-escalated in Iraq and the central government is able to control the situation including in all military and economic centers, the Turkish government and other trans-regional governments could not be able to exert influence in that country.

Muslim Brotherhood and Turkey’s Strategic View in Negotiations with Egypt

Strategic Council Online – A university professor, stressing that Turkey would never move towards eliminating the Muslim Brotherhood and will maintain relationships with them and in some cases use their card to score points, said: Turkey’s view of foreign policy issues is not ideological, but based on interests.

Reasons for Change in Saudi Attitude towards Syria

Strategic Council Online – An expert on the Middle East affairs commenting on news published by the British Guardian newspaper that the process of normalization of relations between Syria and Saudi Arabia after Eid al-Fitr is possible, said: The rift in the triangle of Netanyahu, Trump and Bin Salman has prompted Saudi leaders to seek to change their regional approaches, especially in troubled areas such as Syria and Yemen.

Cyprus Five-Party Talks Fail

Strategic Council Online – Antonio Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations, following the failure of the informal 5+1 meeting on the Cyprus issue under the auspices of the United Nations, with representatives from both North and South Cyprus and the guarantor countries (Turkey, Greece and Britain) in Geneva, acknowledged that despite all the efforts that have been made so far, we have not yet found enough common ground between the two sides to be able to start formal talks in order to resolve the Cyprus issue. Of course, we will not give up our efforts in this regard, and for the time being, the results of the negotiations and efforts regarding Cyprus are fruitless. We are determined to make every effort to continue negotiations and dialogue to achieve positive results in resolving the Cyprus issue. We hope that formal negotiations for a settlement of the Cyprus conflict will begin in the next two months.
Mahmoud Fazeli – Analyst of international affairs

Relations between Turkey and the United States during Biden

Online Strategic Council—Interview: An expert of Turkey issues says it seems that during the next four years of Biden’s presidency in the White House, we would witness more US pressures on Turkey so that Ankara could not act independently outside the NATO framework and the policies of the United States as the leader of NATO.

Ups and Downs of Cooperation, Divergence between UAE & Saudi Arabia in Yemen

Strategic Council Online – A faculty member of the University of Tehran, referring to the reasons for the dispute between Saudi Arabia and the UAE on Yemen, stressed: Given that the two countries are in different situations and have different points of view, their alliance is questionable and it is possible that their past relations in the region will totally fade away.

Developments in South Caucasus and Possibility of New Tensions

Strategic Council Online – An expert and analyst on Caucasus affairs, referring to the role of regional and trans-regional powers in the South Caucasus, said: There are issues and crises in the South Caucasus region, tensions have been frozen and if not properly managed, it is likely that the fire of ethnic and regional and perhaps international conflicts in this region would flare up again.