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KOREA-TURKEY RELATIONS(11.02.2019)

Korea-Turkey Relations

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid an official visit to Korea to boost bilateral relations on May 2.During a summit meeting with President Moon Jae-in, both sides underlined the importance of a better relationship as “blood brothers.” Turkey is accepted as a blood brother by Korea because of the unforgettable efforts of Turkish soldiers to protect women and children as well as to sacrifice numerous young soldiers for peace during the 1950-53 Korean War.Before the talks about the partnership issues, Erdogan congratulated President Moon on the Seoul-Pyongyang meeting, and expressed his wishes for peace and security in the region by guaranteeing Turkey’s support for all kin...


SOFT REVOLUTION IN ARMENIA(11.02.2019)

Soft Revolution in Armenia

Armenia became a scene of a peaceful revolution on April 23. Serzh Sargsyan, the Prime Minister of the country, was forced to resign by people.Armenia, a close ally of Russia, was ruled by Serzh Sargsyan for ten years. His political choices included a balanced format between the Western countries and Moscow. As a person from the Nagorno-Karabakh region, disputed between Armenia and Azerbaijan, Sargsyan has been an important figure in the Armenian politics. From the early 1990s, he participated in the invasion process of Nagorno-Karabakh, an Azerbaijani territory, and became a high-rank military officer. His political activities were reinforced after becomi...


TURKEY AND RUSSIA SHOULD TAKE LEAD IN RESOLVING NAGORNO-KARABAKH CONFLICT(11.02.2019)

Turkey and Russia should take lead in resolving Nagorno-Karabakh conflict

Even though the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan has remained largely frozen since the cease-fire was signed in 1994, the potential for renewed fighting is growing. Outside powers, especially Russia and Turkey, should take a more active role in getting the peace process back on track. Above all, both Ankara and Moscow will have to take a harder line with their respective allies in the South Caucasus and prioritize ending the conflict over zero-sum geopolitical maneuvering. After two decades, memories of the conflict’s horrors have faded, especially among a younger generation that has no memory of the Soviet collapse. Moreover, authorities in Baku, Yerev...


NO RIGHTS FOR ROHINGYA(8.09.2017)

No rights for Rohingya

This sounds weird but is a reality for Rohingyas. The Myanmar government in May 2013 ordered Rohingyas not to have more than two children to escape from Buddhist attacks on them. The measure has been enacted in Rakhine state following a proposal by a government appointed commission investigating deadly clashes in 2012 between Buddhists monks and Rohingya Muslims. Mobs of Buddhists armed with machetes razed thousands of Rohingya homes, leaving more than one hundred of people dead and forcing 125,000 to flee, mostly Rohingyas from violence."State officials said the two-child limit in the state of Rakhine would ease tensions between Buddhists and their Muslim Rohingya neig...


QATAR CRISIS CAN BOTH POSITIVELY AND NEGATIVELY AFFECT TURKEY(8.06.2017)

Qatar crisis can both positively and negatively affect Turkey

Qatar crisis can by no means have a direct impact on Turkey, Yusuf Cinar, head of the Turkish analytical center, Strategic Outlook, told Trend June 5.The UAE, Bahrain, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Libya and Yemen announced about breaking their diplomatic relations with Qatar over Doha’s support for the Muslim Brotherhood, the world’s oldest Islamist movement, and also its ties with Saudis’ arch-rival Iran, sparking off simmering dispute in the Gulf Cooperation Council.“However, the Qatar crisis can have an indirect impact on Turkey both negatively and positively,” the expert said.He added that the crisis between Qatar and the six Arab countries is ...


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