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TURKISH STREAM HAS IMPORTANT POLITICAL RESULTS(13.10.2016)

Turkish Stream Has Important Political Results

The meeting of Erdogan and Putin is multidimensional and has different results. The important items of the agenda are Turkish Stream, Akkuyu, visa requirements for Turkish citizens, and Syria. Turkish Stream Natural Gas Pipeline Project was signed during the meeting of Erdogan and Putin, and this was the main important development of the meeting. We can see the result of energy title immediately. Russia takes important steps on energy with Turkey, and this situation can create a new breath on the competition that exist on the energy in the region, because, the energy cooperation between Turkey and Russia cannot be limited only in the Black Sea region. The cooperat...


TURKEY-RUSSIA RELATIONSHIP: FROM CRISIS TO STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP(8.10.2016)

Turkey-Russia Relationship: From Crisis to Strategic Partnership

On 24 November 2015 Russian aircraft violated the border of Turkey at least 2 km. After that, Turkey and Russia relationship had a crisis because Turkish Air Force jet shot down the Russian aircraft. Also during the violations of the Turkish border, Turkish officials gave multiple warnings to the pilot. Although Russian officials denied the violations of the Turkish border, it was proved with strong evidence. It should not forget that after the case of Russian aircraft, the measures taken by the Russian authorities, the crisis deepened. And this despite the fact that Turkey has not done anything illegal: the state violated airspace and was shot down by an intruder. Everyt...


SHIFT OF TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY(26.09.2016)

Shift of Turkish Foreign Policy

The crisis period between Turkey and Russia finally ended. The two sides prepared a long-term normalization process to fulfill a regional partnership and to heal the economic wounds which appeared during the crisis period. A Russian Su-24 all-weather aircraft violated the border of Turkey by at least 2 km and was shot down by two Turkish F-16s on the Turkey-Syria border in November 2015.After several harsh speeches, Russian officials decided to implement sanctions in some specific areas. Several months later, the meeting of Turkish President Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Aug. 9 can be accepted as a turning point for regional politics.After Turkey's successful "A...


TURKISH STREAM AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TURKEY AND RUSSIA(29.08.2016)

Turkish Stream and Relationship Between Turkey and Russia

– Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak has said that the "Turkish Stream" natural gas pipeline project is back on the agenda between Moscow and Ankara, and that negotiations have started. According to Albayrak, the relations between Turkey and Russia will go back to where they were before the plane crisis. Albayrak is on the opinion that normalization of the bilateral relations will be of benefit to both countries. We wanted to take your opinion on this regard.Turkey and Russia are two states that are both in Europe in terms of geography, but are not considered fully "European" by the countries in Europe. Hence, if both countries employ their geopolitical s...


SHOULD THE WEST FEAR A TURKEY-RUSSIA CONVERGENCE?(10.08.2016)

Should the West Fear a Turkey-Russia Convergence?

In each installment of “CGI Asks,” a selection of experts respond to a question on the latest developments in Russia and Eurasia.In the run-up to the widely anticipated meeting between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in St. Petersburg on August 9, we asked experts to consider the extent to which a possible Russian-Turkish convergence could affect Western interests in the region and beyond.Mehmet Fatih Öztarsu, Analyst and Reporter on the Caucasus/Central AsiaThe Turkey-Russia convergence can be viewed as a new chance for regional security, after current relations worsened over the Syrian issue. The region currently has significant p...


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