Turkey’s approach to the NATO accession process of Sweden and Finland is not a bilateral issue between Washington and Ankara, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, but added that Washington was speaking with Ankara and it remained confident that the dispute would be overcome. Finland and Sweden say they have been spurred into joining...
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Ukrainian aftershocks: OPINION
BY ZEYNEP GURCANLI The war has already begun to change international balances, not only in the region close to Ukraine but all over the world. The Middle East, Asia, and Europe are very active these days. Alliances are changing and being renewed. While the “star” of some countries is shining, some of them are now...
Ex-German foreign minister blasts West for denying Turkey air-defense systems
Former German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel criticized the West for not providing air-defense systems to Turkey when the NATO member country needed them. In a speech in Berlin, Gabriel, now the sitting chairman of the Atlantik Brucke (Atlantic Bridge) think tank, said he had worked hard to improve ties between Turkey and the West. Underlining...
The West in a quandary amid conflict on Ukraine: OPINION
BY DR. SIBEL ZENGIN The possibility of a new Russian offensive on Ukraine’s borders has been a matter of heightened tension among former Cold War rivals and has inflamed NATO -Russia geopolitical rivalry for the last two months. But in fact, the conflict has been far from over since the annexation of Crimea in 2014....
Diplomacy emerged in the Ukraine Crisis – but who won: OPINION
BY ZEYNEP GURCANLI In the Ukraine crisis, which brought the West and Russia face to face, the needle turned from conflict to diplomacy. Although the possibility of conflict has not completely disappeared, the shuttle diplomacy conducted by French President Macron, first with Russian Leader Putin and then with Ukrainian President Zelensky, seems to have decreased...
Will NATO send troops to Ukraine: OPINION
BY ZEYNEP GURCANLI The Ukraine crisis has begun to evolve form a West-Russia tension into a NATO-Russia conflict. The US administration announced that it has allocated an emergency response force of 8,500 soldiers for NATO to use in the Ukraine crisis This situation created the perception that direct NATO intervention is on the agenda. This...
What will Turkey’s January foreign policy hold: OPINION
Turkey’s 2022 foreign policy agenda kicked off more quickly than expected… A phone call between Moscow and Ankara gave the first signal that January would be a difficult month for Turkish foreign policy. On Sunday, Russian President Vladimir Putin called President Erdogan by phone. In statements made following the phone call officials indicated the two...