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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 ...


TURKISH CHOICE BETWEEN SHANGHAI, EU(19.12.2016)

Turkish choice between Shanghai, EU

Turkey, located between Europe and Asia, faces several conflicts due to recent political tension. Its geographical location provides significant opportunities as well as vital threats. The current Turkish government is trying to eliminate dangers and puts forth great efforts to create sustainable security in the region. But it seems that neither the European Union nor the U.S. is interested in Turkey's efforts which are still hosting up to 3 million Syrian migrants.Today Turkish officials are discussing plans for what will come after its normalization process with Russia. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan mentioned the willingness of Turkey to be part of the Shanghai Coopera...


SEARCH FOR ALTERNATIVE TO TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY(8.12.2015)

Search for alternative to Turkish foreign policy

The jet crisis between Turkey and Russia has reminded us that foreign policy may prove extremely fragile and variable despite all calculations and predictions.Bewildered by fluctuations in the country's foreign policy, people are looking to foreign policy experts to guide them through the maze, to no avail. Attempts to analyze the situation as one wrought from self-defense have not helped cover up the fact that we nurture approaches which foster only short-term regional gains.Looking at the list of unsound approaches to examine the existing risks, we see that a populist approach, seeking to influence and impress the public and make them forget about views advocated them i...


TODAY, AT KAZAKHSTAN’S CAPITAL ASTANA, THE 5TH PRESIDENTIAL SUMMIT OF THE TURKIC SPEAKING COUNTRIES COOPERATIVE COUNCIL (TÜRK KENEŞI) IS BEING CONVENED.(13.09.2015)

Today, at Kazakhstan’s capital Astana, the 5th Presidential Summit of the Turkic Speaking Countries Cooperative Council (Türk Keneşi) is being convened.

What are the purposes and aims of this organization? What are being discussed within its inner structure? How are its interactions with Russia and International Eurasian Institutions, such as Shanghai Cooperation Organization, Eurasian Union, or the Customs Union? On these issues, Yusuf Çınar, the President of the International Strategic Outlook Institute stated the following:The Turkic Council, where the Turkish speaking countries gather, is an organization that aims for the continuation of the existing common history, culture, and identity associations. Therefore, I ponder that this Organization to reside under a socio-cultural dimension. That is to ...


FERIT TEMUR: "THE SCO HAS THE POTENTIAL OF BEING A GLOBAL ACTOR”(8.06.2015)

Ferit Temur:

We know Ferit Temur with his analyses about Russia and Eurasia region; we had an interview with Mr. Temur, who currently goes on his doctoral studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, on his recently published book “The Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Rising Asia: Past, Present and Future”. The book encompasses actual data, analysis and some foresights about the SCO and it also offers a seminal mirror regarding both the organization and the Eurasia region. He has been in many countries including the most strategic regions to specialize in post-Soviet geography for more than 8 years and he has even foreseen that Ru...


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