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Turkey Calls Trump’s Bluff
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Turkey Calls Trump’s Bluff
July 14, 2019

If the US reacts with even more anger, Turkey could threaten to withdraw from NATO and kick the US out of its highly strategic air base in southeast Turkey at Incirlik.

Is There a Path Out of Ratcheting Mid-East and Geo-Strategic Tensions?
May 6, 2019

Has Trump convinced himself that the Administration’s wider bluster is actually winning: Making America Great Again? On this question, hangs our joint futures.

Is There a Path Out of Ratcheting Mid-East and Geo-Strategic Tensions?
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The Khashoggi Effect: Erdogan Inverts the Paradigm, whilst Gulf & Allies Sink in Quagmire
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The Khashoggi Effect: Erdogan Inverts the Paradigm, whilst Gulf & Allies Sink in Quagmire
November 26, 2018

Erdogan is skilfully – and strategically – using Khashoggi ‘leaks’ dribbled out in the media. He is using them to exit from the threat of project to plunge Turkey into a quagmire of encirclement.

Leak by Leak: Erdogan Exerts His Leverage over the Saudis
October 25, 2018

If the crown prince does survive then he is likely to be much more under US influence and less likely to act independently than in the past. For the moment, he will be watching the news from Ankara and living from leak to leak.

Leak by Leak: Erdogan Exerts His Leverage over the Saudis
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How Turkey’s Currency Crisis Came to Pass
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How Turkey’s Currency Crisis Came to Pass
August 12, 2018

The only chance Turkey has to escape from U.S. demands is to further ally with Russia. Putin knows that Erdogan needs him. He will play for time to increase the pressure and then make his own demands. Erdogan will have to give up completely on his plans for Syria.

US Imposes Sanctions on Senior Turkish Officials
August 3, 2018

Moving in the direction of Eurasia is a natural choice for Ankara, and the current rift with the United States is just another example confirming this fact.

US Imposes Sanctions on Senior Turkish Officials
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Turkey on a Roll
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Turkey on a Roll
July 1, 2018

Hostility against Erdogan has increased since he won a landslide electoral victory this month to become Turkey’s new, powerful president. He had emerged as the most important Turkish leader and modernizer since Ataturk, who died in 1938. If Turkey only had oil, as it did pre-WWI, it would be an important world power.

Turkey’s European Dream May Be Over, Is the Sultan Ready for Eurasia?
June 27, 2018

Profiting from a large turnout of up to 85% and fresh from obtaining 52.5% of the popular vote – thus preventing a run-off – Erdogan is now ready to rule Turkey as a fascinating mix of Sultan and CEO.

Turkey’s European Dream May Be Over, Is the Sultan Ready for Eurasia?
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