US is Trying to Drive Erdogan into a Corner – but Without Success

US is Trying to Drive Erdogan into a Corner – but Without Success

Joe Biden’s administration is currently losing on all its foreign policy fronts, but he is still hoping for success, if nowhere else, in his confrontation with the Turkish leader Recep Erdoğan, so that he can demonstrate to the world and the US public, that there is still some “gunpowder left in the barrel.” This consideration…

US Prepares to Oust Erdoğan

US Prepares to Oust Erdoğan

After Recep Tayyip Erdoğan officially announced his intention to run in the upcoming 2023 presidential elections in Turkey, the current White House administration gave a clear signal to its Western “allies” to intensify the campaign against the current Turkish leader and prepare measures to oust him.  Although there is no talk of a coup d’état…

The Twists and Turns of Erdogan’s Foreign Policy

The Twists and Turns of Erdogan’s Foreign Policy

The information dropped like a Hellfire in the middle of a productive discussion with a group of top analysts in Istanbul: Across the Turkish establishment – from politicians to the military – over 90 percent are pro-NATO. Eurasian ‘hopefuls’ in West Asia need to factor in this hard truth about Turkey’s oft-confusing foreign policies. The…

Erdogan in Kiev, Putin in Beijing: Can neo-Ottomanism fit into Greater Eurasia?

Erdogan in Kiev, Putin in Beijing: Can neo-Ottomanism fit into Greater Eurasia?

The Chinese year of the Black Water Tiger started with a big bang – a live Beijing summit between Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping – and a minor bang – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Kiev, Ukraine. And yes, it’s all interlinked. Kremlin foreign policy adviser Yuri Ushakov had…

Situation in Turkey is Putting Erdogan’s Abilities to the Test

Situation in Turkey is Putting Erdogan’s Abilities to the Test

In the last few years, Turkey’s economy has been caught in a drawn-out recession, largely due to the increasing costs related to the current model of economic growth. And as the economy is deteriorating, so is the political and economic situation in the country, forcing President Erdogan to make choices which are far from popular….

Is Perfidious Erdogan Destroying Russia for The Great Turan?

Is Perfidious Erdogan Destroying Russia for The Great Turan?

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is notorious for slippery dealings with supposed allies whether NATO or the EU. However his greatest perfidy seems now to be directed against Turkey’s relationship with Putin’s Russia. Over the past two or more years in its dealings with Ukraine, Armenia, Syria, Libya and now most recently, in the failed…