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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…)

Sailing in Uncharted Waters: Turkish and Russian Divergence in Syria 31 octobre 2012

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, October 31, 2012, 4 p.

Şaban Kardaş *

The recent developments in the Middle East are arguably drawing a wedge between Turkey and Russia. Ankara’s forced landing of a Syrian passenger airplane en route from Moscow to Damascus and publicizing of some Russian military equipment intercepted aboard the airplane, for many analysts, was the final blow in the already strained relationship. (suite…)

Turkey’s Mounting Syria Problem 17 octobre 2012

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Council on Foreign Relations (USA) October 17, 2012

Steven Heydemann interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman *

Turkey’s public is becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility of war with Syria, says Steven Heydemann, an expert for the United States Institute for Peace who has just returned from Turkey. (suite…)

Russian-Turkish Gambit 17 octobre 2012

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BBC Monitoring Former Soviet Union (UK) Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Source: Rossiyskaya Gazeta website, Moscow, in Russian 17 Oct 12

By Fedor Lukyanov *

« Do you think the incident with the Syrian aircraft will affect Russian-Turkish relations? » my colleague at a major university, who I found myself next to during an international conference in Istanbul three days ago, asked anxiously. (suite…)

Turkey’s Challenge and the Syrian Negotiation 16 octobre 2012

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Stratfor (USA) October 16, 2012

By Reva Bhalla *

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zubi harshly criticized the Turkish government early last week over Ankara’s proposal that an interim government succeed the al Assad regime, saying that « Turkey isn’t the Ottoman Sultanate; the Turkish Foreign Ministry doesn’t name custodians in Damascus, Mecca, Cairo and Jerusalem. » (suite…)

Syria comes between Turkey and Russia 11 octobre 2012

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Deutsche Welle (Germany) 11.10.2012                                                  Türkçe

Cenk Baslamis, Istanbul

Russian President Vladimir Putin has canceled a visit to Turkey following the forced landing of a plane traveling from Moscow to Damascus. The move signals a possible crisis in Turkish-Russian relations. (suite…)

Russia bridges Middle Eastern divides 10 octobre 2012

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Asia Times Online (Hong Kong) October 10, 2012

By M K Bhadrakumar *

A multi-billion dollar arms deal with Iraq, a summit meeting with Turkey, a fence-mending exercise with Saudi Arabia, a debut with Egypt’s Sphinx-like Muslim Brothers – all this is slated to happen within the period of a turbulent month in the Middle East. (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…)

Turkish-Russian Energy Rapprochement: What it means for Ukraine 12 septembre 2012

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European Focus (ICPS) No.17-18, September 12, 2012, 9 p.

Eşref Yalinkiliçli *

Today, energy draws the lines that divide and unite on the global power map. This makes the emerging Turkish-Russian energy partnership potentially a strategic challenge to Ukraine, as it could undermine Ukraine’s unique geopolitical position in the long run. (suite…)

The rise and fall of Turkey’s Erdogan 23 juillet 2012

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Asia Times Online (Hong Kong) July 23, 2012

By M K Bhadrakumar *

Israel’s emergence from the woodwork can signal only one thing: the Syrian crisis is moving towards the decisive phase. The lights have been switched on in the operation theatre and the carving of Syria is beginning. (suite…)

Analyst: EU-Turkey relations are bad, but should not get worse 20 juillet 2012

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EurActiv Czech Republic, 20 July 2012

Adéla Denková

EU-Turkey relations are as bad as they that can be at the moment, largely because of the Cyprus EU presidency. But they should not get any worse because the two sides are dependent on each other, Ayla Gürel * of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo tells EurActiv Czech Republic. (suite…)

Russia’s chief concern in Syria is to deny victory to the west 19 juillet 2012

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Financial Times (UK) Thursday, July 19, 2012, p. 9

Zaki Laïdi *

Moscow will not give up Damascus, as Russia’s foreign minister signalled yesterday – despite rebels’ latest success in targeting the heart of the Assad regime. At stake here, beyond Syria, is the restoration of Russian power in relation to the west. (suite…)

Cautious partners Turkey, Russia to talk ties, rivalries 17 juillet 2012

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Reuters (UK) July 17, 2012

By Thomas Grove, Moscow

A gleaming skyscraper rises from the ultra-modern financial centre in the heart of Moscow, dwarfing cathedral cuppolas and bombastic Stalinist highrises, a symbol of how far Turkish business has come in the former Cold War rival. (suite…)

Businesses rebalance away from Europe 25 juin 2012

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Financial Times (UK) FT Report-Turkey, June 25, 2012, p. 4

By David O’Byrne

Trade and tourism. Russia and Middle East are the target markets, writes David O’Byrne (suite…)

For Rescue Line, Cyprus Prefers a Russian Loan 19 juin 2012

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The New York Times (USA) Tuesday, June 19, 2012, p. A 9

By Dan Bilefsky, Limassol (Cyprus)

Caviar and pelmeni line the supermarket shelves in this picturesque seaside Cypriot city, so pervasively Russian that it has been dubbed « Limassolgrad. » (suite…)

An Audit of Power: Turkey’s Leverage in the Post Soviet Space 18 juin 2012

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Black Sea Discussion Paper Series (EDAM) 2012/3, 15 p.

Adam Balcer *

Tectonic shifts in the balance of power between the key players in the post-Soviet area  will take place within the next decades. (suite…)

Turkey, Russia at odds over Middle East, Caucasus 3 juin 2012

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Foreign Policy Journal (USA) June 3, 2012

by Alakbar Raufoglu *

Turkey’s relations with Russia have traditionally been characterized by cooperation and competition, as both sides navigate a complex regional and international environment with overlapping economic and political interests—and larger geopolitical questions. (suite…)

Afghan, Turkish SCO ties sought 24 mai 2012

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China Daily, May 24, 2012, p. 11

By Wu Jiao and Zhang Yunbi (Xinhua)

Two countries with close ties to the West are keen to get closer to the Shanghai Cooperation Organization as it enhances its security and economic cooperation in a changing regional environment. (suite…)

Turkey’s Strategy 17 avril 2012

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Stratfor (USA) April 17, 2012                                                             Italiano

By George Friedman

Turkey is re-emerging as a significant regional power. In some sense, it is in the process of returning to its position prior to World War I when it was the seat of the Ottoman Empire. (suite…)

The End of Zero Problems? Turkey and Shifting Regional Dynamics 17 avril 2012

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2012 Global Forecast (CSIS) April 2012, pages 28-29

Bulent Aliriza and Stephen Flanagan

Turkey’s ambitious foreign policy aimed at zero problems with its neighbors is under threat. The escalating crisis in Syria and related regional turbulence are complicating Turkey’s important relationships with both Iran and Russia. (suite…)