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Iran big winner in the Iraqi debacle 30 juin 2014

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India Today, Monday, June 30, 2014, pages 28-29

Bruce Riedel *

The rampage by Sunni ISIS insurgents in Iraq not only catches the US off guard but gives Iran the handle to influence the Arab world’s largest Shia population. The stunning success of the Islamic State of Iraq and Al Shams (ISIS), a Sunni terrorist group which began as al Qaeda in Iraq in 2003 (suite…)

With Kurdish oil comes the tantalising possibility of a new Middle Eastern axis 27 juin 2014

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The Jewish Chronicle (Israel) June 27, 2014, p. 24

By Anshel Pfeffer

It would be premature to herald the offloading in Israel of a million barrels of oil from Kurdish Iraq last weekend as the start of a grand new alliance in the Middle East. (suite…)

The Kurdish moment in the Middle East 19 juin 2014

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Jerusalem Post (Israel) Thursday, June 19, 2014, p. 14

Ofra Bengio *

In an interview with Rudaw Huseyin Celik, a spokesman for Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) stated that « the Kurds of Iraq can decide for themselves the name and type of the entity they are living in. » (suite…)

Iran and Turkey: Unlikely duo amid regional turmoil 17 juin 2014

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Al Jazeera.com (Qatar) 16 June 2014

Vartan Oskanian *

Cooperation between Turkey and Iran is critical for the resolution of persisting conflicts in the Middle East. On every continent, there is a pair of neighbouring countries that are very similar, yet different. (suite…)

Première visite du président iranien, Hassan Rohani, chez son voisin turc 11 juin 2014

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Le Monde (France) mercredi 11 juin 2014, p. 4

Guillaume Perrier avec Ghazal Golshiri, Istanbul Correspondance

Les deux puissances régionales, opposées sur la Syrie, cherchent à développer leurs échanges. Comme son prédécesseur, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, en 2008, le président iranien, Hassan Rohani, a obtenu une dérogation à son arrivée, lundi 9 juin, à Ankara. (suite…)

Rouhani visit to Ankara was timely and important, Turkish MP says 11 juin 2014

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Tehran Times (Iran) Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Payman Yazdani

Turkish MP Osman Faruk Logoglu says Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s visit to Ankara was « timely and important ». Logoglu, the vice chairman of the Republican People’s Party (Cumhuriyet Halk Partisi- CHP), also said, « Iran’s new drive under President Rouhani is earning the respect of the community of nations, near and far. » (suite…)

Turkey, Iran Seek Better Ties 10 juin 2014

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The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) June 10, 2014, p. 5

By Joe Parkinson, Istanbul

Turkey and Iran signed several economic cooperation agreements and pledged to improve relations that have been fraught for years, largely because of deep differences over Syria and Iraq. (suite…)

Turkey’s Kurdish Lifeline? 2 juin 2014

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The Majalla (UK, UAE) Monday, 2 June, 2014

Yerevan Saeed *

In its quest to break its dependence on Iranian and Russian hydrocarbons, Turkey gambles on Kurdistan. Ankara’s growing energy ties with Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Region may well secure its energy future, but comes with two challenges: resolving the longstanding conflict with Turkey’s own Kurdish population, as well as minimizing the disruption of regional and international ties. (suite…)

Options for delivering Iranian gas to Europe via Turkey 27 mai 2014

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CCEE Policy Brief (Caspian Center for Energy and Environment) No. 5, May 2014
ADA University

Zaur Shiriyev *

As the struggle between Russia and the West in Ukraine deepens, Europe is beginning to reconsider its options vis-à-vis weakening Russia’s energy monopoly in the European market. (suite…)

Turkish-Iranian Rapprochement and the Future of European and Asian Energy 30 avril 2014

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Issue Brief (Atlantic Council – Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center) April 2014

By Pinar Dost-Niyego & Orhan Taner *

In a new issue brief, “Turkish-Iranian Rapprochement and the Future of European and Asian Energy,” Pinar Dost-Niyego and Orhan Taner of the Atlantic Council’s Turkey office outline how Turkey and Iran’s developing relationship is a key consideration in analyses of European and Asian energy security. (suite…)

Sunset on the ‘High’Noon’ of US-Iranian Confrontation? 6 février 2014

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SAGE International Ideas and Concepts, 6/2/2014

John Bruni *

In the context of the P5+1 negotiations on Iran’s nuclear program, this paper examines the possibility for a true improvement in relations between Tehran and Washington and peace in the Gulf. To do this, the author provides an analysis of other regional players (suite…)

Energy Crossroads: Shifting Dynamics in the Troubled Triangle between Ankara, Erbil and Baghdad 30 janvier 2014

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Policy Update (GPoT Center) no. 8, January 2014

Emanuela Pergolizzi *

Iraq, Turkey, and the Kurdistan Regional Government are in tense political relations over recent energy politics and regional dynamics. (suite…)

Is a Deal with Iran Bad for Turkey? 21 janvier 2014

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The National Interest (USA) January 21, 2014

Kemal Kirisci, Rob Keane *

The interim agreement finalized last week by Iran and the six major powers seeking to prevent Iran’s acquisition of a nuclear weapon represents a major victory for international diplomacy and promises significant benefits for Iran’s neighbors, especially Turkey. (suite…)

Under the Shadow of International Sanctions: Turkish-Iranian Economic Relations 1996-2014 17 janvier 2014

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BILGESAM Analysis, n° 1111, 17 January 2014
Wise Men Center for Strategic Studies (BILGESAM)

Süleyman Elik *

During the era of Muhammad Reza Shah, Iran acted as the ‘gendarme of the Persian Gulf’ in order to protect US interests in the Middle East. (suite…)

Roundup: Turkey, Iran gear up to boost bilateral ties 5 janvier 2014

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Xinhua – News Agency (China)

Sunday, January 5, 2014, Ankara

The exchange of high level visits between Turkey and Iran is expected to give further momentum on improving bilateral ties, with new joint-cabinet meeting being considered. (suite…)

Iran, Turkey’s New Ally? 30 décembre 2013

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The International New York Times (USA) Monday, December 30, 2013, p. 9

By Vali R. Nasr *

Washington – A bribery and corruption scandal has plunged Turkey into crisis, seriously undermining Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s authority. (suite…)

Turkey’s Iran strategy 29 décembre 2013

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Khaleej Times (UAE) December 29, 2013, p. 12      Deutsch  Español  Français

Sinan Ulgen *

Following Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif ’s recent visit to the Gulf States, the Islamic Republic’s charm offensive is set to continue with President Hassan Rohani’s trip to Turkey early next month. (suite…)

Turkey and Iran: Resetting Relations? 25 décembre 2013

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Analysis (ISPI) No. 224, December 2013
Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI)

Valeria Talbot *

A new stage in relations between Turkey and Iran is likely to be opened by the signature of the interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme. After deep tensions in the last two years, due to the conflict in Syria and the deterioration of the Middle East landscape, Ankara and Tehran appear to be inclined to revive bilateral cooperation (suite…)

Un volet iranien dans l’enquête qui secoue le pouvoir turc 21 décembre 2013

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Le Monde (France) samedi 21 décembre 2013, p. 4

Guillaume Perrier, Istanbul Correspondance

Un homme d’affaires irano-azéri aurait réalisé des transferts de fonds entre la Turquie et l’Iran. (suite…)

The Roots of Turkish Conduct: Understanding the Evolution of Turkish Policy in the Middle East 18 décembre 2013

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Report (BPC) December 2013, 90 p.
The Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC)

Eric S. Edelman, Svante E. Cornell, Aaron Lobel, Michael Makovsky *

Amid recent upheaval in the Middle East, American policymakers have often turned to Turkey as an important partner that shared many U.S. interests. This perception of Turkey is based primarily on history. For the half-century of the Cold War, and for a decade afterward, Turkey was a stalwart U.S. ally. (suite…)