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IS THE TURKISH DEFENCE INDUSTRY READY FOR SHANGHAI?(29.12.2016)

Is the Turkish Defence Industry Ready for Shanghai?

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a rising star in the East. While its development has similarities with the European Union, it also has its own exclusive peculiarities. Both the People's Republic of China and Russia have experienced ideological issues and faced with border violations after World War II. After the end of Cold War however, both countries have realised that the barren rivalry between the two hurt both of them the same. With the structuring they made in 1996, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has announced themselves to the world as the Shanghai Five. The Shanghai Five emerged as a reaction to ...


LOFTY AMBITIONS CONFRONT REALITY IN TURKISH STREAM PIPELINE(7.11.2016)

Lofty ambitions confront reality in Turkish Stream pipeline

Russia and Turkey signed an agreement to build a gas pipeline early this month, provoking worry that the Turkish Stream pipeline could render Ukraine obsolete as a gas conduit to Europe.Ankara appears to have ambitions to become a gas transit hub connecting Central Asia, the Black Sea region and the Middle East to Europe. Those ambitions, however, may be tempered by reality as experts cast doubt on the project amid fears that it could change the balance of power in Europe’s energy trade.Big ambitionsTurkey and Russia began negotiations in 2009, four years after the completion of the Blue Stream gas pipeline. As envisioned, Turkish Stream will consist of two separate p...


SYRIAN CIVIL WAR (2011-2015): LOCAL AGREEMENTS BETWEEN FIGHTING PARTIES AND REFLECTIONS OF NATIONAL PEACE(5.10.2016)

Syrian Civil War (2011-2015): Local Agreements Between Fighting Parties and Reflections of National Peace

According to various sources, Syria has become a deadlock country of pain and tears, where at least 500.000 people have lost their lives, tens of thousands of people have been injured, and 6.5 billion of its people have become refugees with reference to the UN data. In 2011, when Arab Spring spread in waves from North Africa to the Middle East, Syria experienced counter-demonstrations and movements, especially against the state of emergency that the government declared in Daara between the 18th and 25th of March, which was met with the violent response of regime soldiers. Mass arrests, torturing, serious human rights violations and death have pulled th...


THE CONCEPT OF “ZERO PROBLEMS” WAS NOT EFFECTIVE IN THE LAST 4 YEARS(29.06.2016)

The concept of “zero problems” was not effective in the last 4 years

Letter of the Turkish President, the normalization of relations between Turkey and Israel, and, on the contrary, a complication of relations between Turkey and Germany is under the constant scrutiny of international and Turkish media and expert community. In this regard, we offer you an interview with a Turkish political scientist and head of “Strategic Outlook” magazine Yusuf Cinar.As it is known, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently sent a letter to his Russian counterpart. Some experts believe that, in this way Erdogan is trying to normalize bilateral relations. Do you think that Erdogan will go for more? And what should be expected from bilateral re...


AFTER BREXIT, TURKEY MAY HAVE ZERO CHANCES OF JOINING EU(27.06.2016)

After Brexit, Turkey may have zero chances of joining EU

“The withdrawal of such a major country as the UK from the EU will negatively affect the union’s strength,” said the expert. “This will reduce the US influence in Europe.”Cinar noted that due to a number of bureaucratic reasons, the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU can take around two years.The biggest risk for Ankara is the situation when the possibility of Turkey’s accession to the EU will be considered as the reason for Brexit, according to the expert.“This can strengthen the negative attitude of France, Germany and the Netherlands towards Turkey’s accession to the EU and then the EU will make every effort to prevent the country’s accession.” he added.The expert ...


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