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Turkey’s SCO courting largely aimed at sending messages to Europe 15 janvier 2014

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Global Times (China) 15 January 2014, p. 15                                        Türkçe

By Sun Zhuangzhi *

There are lots of discussions around Turkey’s possible membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). In late November when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Russia, he openly expressed the country’s desire to join the SCO. (suite…)

Central Asia’s Place in Turkey’s Foreign Policy 25 décembre 2013

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Analysis (ISPI) No. 225, December 2013
Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI)

Carlo Frappi *

Ankara’s Central Asian policy offers a privileged perspective for analyzing the evolution of Turkey’s post-bipolar foreign policy. A key element for Turkey’s attempt to re-launch the country’s value and significance for Euro-Atlantic interlocutors after the Cold War, Central Asia progressively lost its centrality in Ankara’s foreign policy (suite…)

The Turkey, Russia, Iran Nexus 14 novembre 2013

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Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) Nov 12, 2013

By Samuel J. Brannen *

This report is the culmination of a two-year project examining the complex relations among Turkey, Russia, and Iran in an effort to better understand these countries’ perceptions in the post–Cold War world and the conditions and interests that cause international political alignments among them. (suite…)

Turkey’s Evolving Strategic Balance with China, Japan and South Korea 8 octobre 2013

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Asia Pacific Bulletin (East-West Center) No. 235, October 8, 2013

by Selcuk Colakoglu

Selcuk Colakoglu, Visiting Research Fellow with the Near East South Asia Center for Strategic Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, D.C., explains that “While Turkey’s relationship with Japan and South Korea will continue to develop, it is the economic relationship with China that will continue to the primary focus for Turkish policymakers.” (suite…)

Strategic synergy for global security 5 septembre 2013

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China Daily, September 5, 2013, p. 8

By David Gosset *

Among the dynamics reshaping Eurasia, the transformation of relations between China and Turkey does not get the attention it deserves. Certainly from a Western perspective it is a geopolitical blind spot. (suite…)

New Middle East 24 juillet 2013

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The Indian Express, July 24, 2013, p. 13

C. Raja Mohan *

As the old order crumbles in the Middle East, the imperative of recalibrating India’s regional policy has been staring at Delhi for some time. (suite…)

Turkey and the Southern Corridor after TAP’s Selection as the Main Export Route for Caspian Gas 18 juillet 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, July 18, 2013

Saban Kardas *

In late June, the consortium developing Azerbaijan’s offshore Shah Deniz natural gas reserves in the Caspian Sea chose the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project (TAP) to transport Azerbaijani gas to European markets from the Turkish border onwards. (suite…)

Le Centre culturel turc de Lyon prépare la 4e édition de Festiculture 3 mai 2013

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Le Progrès (France) vendredi 3 mai 2013, p. Bron-ville18

Bron-ville ~ Art et Culture

Association. Festiculture est devenu une référence, depuis 2010, dans la région lyonnaise. Vecteur de la culture turque, la manifestation est organisée par le Centre culturel turc de Lyon (CCTL). Rencontre avec Izzet Doganel, le président. (suite…)

A specific amalgam 9 avril 2013

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The Telegraph (Calcutta, India) Tuesday, April 9, 2013, p. 10

Aloke Sen *

The Turkish model may not be transferable to other countries. In the discourse on the tumultuous socio-political developments in West Asia and North Africa of recent years — popularly labelled as the ‘Arab Spring’ — the term, ‘Turkish model’, was frequently heard. (suite…)

The Turkey, Russia, Iran Nexus: Driving Forces and Strategies 20 mars 2013

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Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) March 20, 2013
Abbreviated Edition

By Stephen Flanagan, Bulent Aliriza, Jon B. Alterman, Andrew C. Kuchins

This report presents the key findings of an 18-month CSIS project to assess the forces and interests shaping relations among Turkey, Russia, and Iran (suite…)

Turkey wants more Russian gas 12 février 2013

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Voice of Russia, Feb 12, 2013

Anastasiya Pershkina

Russia and Turkey are ready to begin talks about an increase in Russian export gas supplies. For the time being, under discussion are additional 3 billion cubic metres of gas annually. (suite…)

Natural gas as the game-changer: implications for, and actions from, Turkey 25 janvier 2013

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Today’s Zaman (Turkey) 24 January 2013, p. 14

by Mehmet Öğütçü *

Over the past 20 years we have gone through a series of fundamental “game-changing” developments in almost every domain of our lives, be it in economy, geopolitics, security, technology or values. (suite…)

Turkey at the Crossroads 14 janvier 2013

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The Financial Daily (Pakistan)  Tuesday, January 14, 2013, p. 4

Tahir Bhutta, Air Commodore (Retd)

Energy security has assumed a pivotal role in the economic and energy security agendas of the European Union and the USA. Europe’s gas imports which account for 60% of its total energy requirements, nearly half of this is imported from Russia. (suite…)

Afghan conflict and Turkey’s role 17 décembre 2012

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The Nation (Pakistan) Monday, December 17, 2012, no. XXVI, No 296

Khalid Iqbal *

Turkey was able to facilitate a meeting between the leaders of Afghanistan and Pakistan, accompanied by their Ministers and Army Chiefs, only a few days after the head of Afghanistan’s Intelligence Agency was wounded by a suicide bomber in Kabul. (suite…)

The Peculiarities of Turkey’s Foreign Policy towards the Post-Soviet States 25 novembre 2012

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ORSAM Report (ORSAM) No: 135, November 2012, 20 p
The Black Sea International Report No: 27

Turarbekova Roza Maratovna *

The article examines the main directions of Turkey’s foreign policy in the Post-Soviet area. It presents the comparative analysis of Turkey’s relations both with the CIS states separately (Russia in particular) and with the regions in general (the South Caucasus and Central Asia as an example). (suite…)

Nouvelles diplomaties orientales 8 octobre 2012

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Le Monde (France) lundi 8 octobre 2012, p. 18
Décryptages Analyses – Le livre du jour

Gaïdz Minassian

En apparence, les relations entre la Russie, la Turquie et l’Iran relèvent du « bon voisinage ». Mais, en coulisse, l’observateur peut perdre la tête dans les labyrinthes des trois systèmes politiques. (suite…)

The Turkey, Russia, Iran Nexus: Political & Security Dimensions 28 septembre 2012

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Moscow Workshop Report (CSIS) Sep 28, 2012

By Stephen Flanagan

CSIS and the Institute of Oriental Studies (IVRAN) of the Russian Academy of Sciences co-organized an expert workshop at IVRAN in Moscow on June 18-19, 2012 that explored the evolving political and security interests and concerns of Turkey, Russia, Iran, and the United States in the Eastern Mediterranean, Central Asia, and the Caucasus/Black Sea regions. (suite…)

How the east was lost 28 juillet 2012

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Financial Times (UK)  Saturday, July 28, 2012, p. 8
FT Weekend Supplement – Life & Arts

By Mark Mazower *

Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, » wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1889. This was nothing if not wishful thinking, and no one knew it better than the poet of the imperial Raj himself: indeed, that same year Kipling visited Hong Kong and bemoaned the likely impact of bringing railways and newspapers to China. « What, » he warned, « will happen when China really wakes up? » (suite…)

La Russie et le défi de l’Islam 16 juillet 2012

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Le Figaro (France) no. 21136, lundi 16 juillet 2012, p. 23

Hélène Carrère d’Encausse, de l’Académie française

Pour l’historienne, le soutien de Vladimir Poutine à la Syrie s’explique par sa perte d’influence en Asie centrale, au bénéfice des États-Unis. (suite…)

Turkey goes global: implications for the EU 26 juin 2012

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Policy paper (demosEUROPA – Centre for European Strategy) June 2012

Adam Balcer *

In the last decade economic developments resulted in a tectonic shift in the balance of power in the international arena. (suite…)