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Turkey’s Crimean Dilemmas and Passivity 27 février 2015

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Turkey Analyst, Vol. 8, No. 4, 27 February 2015
Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Joint Center

By Stephen Blank *

Given the prominent role that Ankara aspires to have in regional and world affairs what does the Turkish passivity in relation to the developments in the Black Sea region, and specifically regarding the case of Crimea, say about those avowed aspirations? (suite…)

Corridor report Germany 25 février 2015

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INTERACT Research Report (Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies)  2015/02
European University Institute

Agnieszka Weinar & Jan Schneider *

In this report we analyse the differences and similarities between the Turkish and Russian immigrants in Germany at the destination but also between the two countries of origin in order to assess their integration outcomes. (suite…)

Turkish pipeline a sign of Gazprom getting real with EU partners 19 février 2015

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Financial Times (USA Ed) February 19, 2015, p. 14

By Neil Buckley in Europe

Vladimir Putin’s announcement in December that Gazprom was scrapping the $50bn South Stream pipeline project, to bring Russian gas under the Black Sea via Bulgaria to the heart of the EU, stunned and puzzled western observers. (suite…)

Russia and Turkey – What does their partnership mean for the EU? 13 février 2015

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Policy Brief (European Policy Centre) 13 February 2015

Dimitar Bechev *

Russia and Turkey have, over the past two decades, developed a very constructive relationship across a wide variety of policy areas. Imperial rivals during much of the Cold War, both countries have since then found common interests in matters of energy, trade and even defence. (suite…)

Turkey keen to take advantage of renewed hunger for energy 9 février 2015

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The Irish Times (Ireland) Monday, February 9, 2015, p. 3

Stephen Starr

Turkey has emerged as the key country from where to transit eastern gas to western Europe as Ukraine remains unstable. (suite…)

Analysis: Russia-Turkey-Gas 9 février 2015

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Itar-Tass (Russia) Monday, February 9, 2015

Lyudmila Alexandrova, Moscow

Russian experts believe that the just-unveiled plan for laying a Turkish Stream gas pipeline is both timely and feasible. After 2019 there will be no other sound alternative for transiting Russian gas to Europe. (suite…)

EU Official Raps Russia Gas Plan 23 janvier 2015

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The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) Friday-Sunday, January 23-25, 2015, p. 8

By Stephen Fidler in Davos, Switzerland, and Gabriele Steinhauser in Brussels

Maros Sefcovic Says a Pipeline From Russia Through Turkey Wouldn’t Have Enough Demand. (suite…)

South Stream Alternative Seen as Paper Tiger 22 janvier 2015

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The Moscow Times (Russia)  Thursday, January 22, 2015, p. 1

By Alexander Panin

Although officials in Moscow have trumpeted the cancellation of the South Stream natural gas pipeline as a major blow to Europe, energy analysts say that Russia’s alternatives are tenuous at best. (suite…)

Russia Presses Ahead With Plan for Gas Pipeline to Turkey 22 janvier 2015

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The New York Times (USA) Thursday, January 22, 2015, p. B1

Stanley Reed reported from London and Sebnem Arsu from Istanbul.

London – President Vladimir V. Putin surprised the world in December when he aborted long-laid plans for a natural gas pipeline under the Black Sea to Europe, saying Russia would run pipes to Turkey instead. (suite…)

Does the cancellation of South Stream signal a fundamental reorientation of Russian gas export policy? 22 janvier 2015

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Oxford Energy Comment (Oxford Institute for Energy Studies) January 2015

By Jonathan Stern, Simon Pirani, Katja Yafimava *

The cancellation of the South Stream gas pipeline across the Black Sea may signal a fundamental reorientation of Russian gas export policy. (suite…)

Russia, Turkey and the Vision of Greater Europe 15 janvier 2015

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Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) 12 january 2015

Igor Ivanov *

Russia and Turkey have many common features, predetermined by their respective histories, geographical locations and cultures. (suite…)

« Turkey must stop following foreign policy of the street » 5 janvier 2015

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Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) Monday, January 5, 2015, p. 4

Barçın Yinanç, Istanbul

Conducting foreign policy is not a matter to be decided by the street, according to former Ambassador Volkan Vural. The ruling Justice and Development Party may have received 50 percent of the vote, but it has been hampered by pursuing foreign policy goals as if it also has the support of half the world, he says. (suite…)

La Russie et la Turquie face au piège de l’isolationnisme 5 janvier 2015

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Les Echos (France) no. 21848, lundi 5 janvier 2015, p. 12

Dominique Moïsi *

La dérive autoritaire de Poutine et d’Erdogan entraîne leurs pays respectifs dans une spirale dangereuse. S’ils rêvent de retrouver leur grandeur en s’opposant à l’Europe, ni l’un ni l’autre n’ont les moyens de leurs ambitions. (suite…)

The New Russo-Turkish Pipeline: A New Chance for Nabucco West? 23 décembre 2014

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CCEE Policy Brief Series, No. 11, December 2014
Caspian Center for Energy and Environment (CCEE) of ADA University

Ugur Ertas *

Over the past decade, economic and political developments in Eurasia have affected energy dynamics in both expected and unexpected ways. (suite…)

Le pion gazier suisse avance 17 décembre 2014

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Tribune de Genève (Suisse) mercredi 17 décembre 2014, p. 9

Thomas Thöni, Zurich

Le gazoduc soutenu par la Suisse reste le dernier en lice à joindre l’Europe par le sud. En visite à Ankara début décembre pour approfondir des liens toujours plus étroits avec la Turquie, le président russe Vladimir Poutine a indiqué qu’il ne pouvait pas, « en l’état » , poursuivre la construction de South Stream. (suite…)

Russo-Turkish ties grow closer as Erdogan and Putin look to national legacies 17 décembre 2014

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Global Times (China) December 17, 2014, p. 16

By George N. Tzogopoulos *

Relations between Russia and Turkey have seen a steady improvement in the last years. The recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ankara and his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan highlighted the possibility for closer bilateral collaboration in the future. (suite…)

Russian-Turkish Relations and the Realities in the Black Sea Region 15 décembre 2014

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Expert Opinion (GFSIS) No. 28, 2014, 13 p.
Georgian Foundation For Strategic and International Studies (GFSIS)

Eugene Kogan *

According to some Turkish analysts and commentators, Russian-Turkish relations are becoming a strategic partnership. (suite…)

Issues in Russia-Turkey Relations After Crimea 15 décembre 2014

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Eurasia Daily Monitor (The Jamestown Foundation) Vol.11 Issue: 223, Dec 15, 2014

By Maksym Bugriy

On December 4, Major-General Oleksandr Rozmazninov, of Ukraine’s General Staff, reported a Russian deployment of the Iskander-M tactical missile system to Crimea. (suite…)

Armenia’s Diaspora – its role and influence 14 décembre 2014

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FCO Research Analyst paper (Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

9 December 2014

Armenia has, in proportional terms, the largest Diaspora of any former Soviet state, much of it concentrated in Russia, the US and France. This has been a huge source of support for the Armenian state. (suite…)

Turkey, EU Seek to Reset Relationship 9 décembre 2014

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The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) Tuesday, December 9, 2014, p. 5

By Emre Peker in Ankara, Turkey and Laurence Norman in Brussels

Top officials from Turkey and the European Union on Monday pledged to improve cooperation amid new challenges posed by Russia’s confrontation with the West and the rise of Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, in part of a new push to mend a strained relationship. (suite…)