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Major foreign policy shift: Turkey abandoning EU for SCO

Posted by seumasach on November 23, 2016

Strategic Culture

22nd November, 2016

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on November 20 that Turkey did not need to join the European Union «at all costs». Instead, it could become part of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO), or Shanghai Pact. The Turkish leader said he had already discussed the idea with Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Kazakh counterpart Nursultan Nazarbayev.

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Turkey harmonises with Russia, Iran on Syria

Posted by seumasach on August 17, 2016


Indian Punchline

15th August, 2016

The reported remarks Monday by Turkish Prime Minister Binaldi Yildirim regarding a 3-step road map for ending the Syrian conflict would be the latest indication that Ankara is tiptoeing toward restoring Turkish-Syrian relations at the diplomatic and political level.

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The coup that sank the American ship

Posted by seumasach on July 29, 2016

Winter Patriot

19th July, 2016

Like the British Empire before it, the banking/military/industrial juggernaut that is the US Hegemon is slowly sinking beneath the waves despite its frantic efforts to stay afloat. The attempted coup in Turkey this last week is just the latest fiasco for the hegemon. But before we do any finger pointing at the US, a little history will help with our understanding of what is at stake. Context is everything.

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Putin to receive Erdogan in hometown

Posted by seumasach on July 27, 2016


Indian Punchline

27th July, 2016

The developments in Turkey are taking a dramatic turn. All Indications are that the Turkish government is in possession of definite information that the attempted military coup was orchestrated by the United States. (Anadolu)

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Winners, losers in Turkey’s coup bid

Posted by seumasach on July 18, 2016


Asia Times

16th July, 2016

The bloody coup attempt in Turkey by a section of the military has failed and the night of the long knives is about to begin. The geopolitics of the coup makes it inevitable that reverberations will be felt far and wide beyond Turkey.

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An examination of how Syriza won in Greece

Posted by seumasach on January 31, 2015

Tarpley’s ignorance of the Russia -Turkey agreement over a gas pipeline to the Greek border is a bit surprising. Chinese investment could play a key role in building a connection between Turkey and central Europe via Greece. Tarpley is probably wrong in supposing that the cancellation of the Piraeus contract is a snub to the Chinese judging by yesterday’s statement by Greek representatives. Given the direction that Tsipras appears to have taken it would indeed be surprising if he sought to alienate the Chinese. The contract can. of course, be renegotiated in terms more sensitive to Greek national interests. Apart from that, a very interesting and informative talk by Tarpley on these startling , new, Greek developments.

21st Century Wire

30th January, 2015

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Turkey/Russia deal a geopolitical game-changer

Posted by seumasach on December 9, 2014

Turkey’s Gas Deal with Russia is a Geopolitical Game-Changer

Nebojsa Malic

Russia Insider

7th December, 2014

Russia’s decision to cancel South Stream came as a surprise, though it should not have been.

Yet the pipeline’s demise creates more questions than it answers – for Turkey and the Balkans more so than Europe and Russia.


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EU’s tug of war for Turkey

Posted by seumasach on December 9, 2014

Sputnik News

9th December, 2014

The EU has dispatched its foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini to Turkey to prioritize the country’s admission to the Union, as well as to talk about its anti-ISIL efforts. This could be seen as a carrot-and-stick approach to goad Turkey away from Russia and back into the Western fold.

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Cold Turkey

Posted by seumasach on December 9, 2014

Ankara Buckles Against Western Pressure, Turns to Russia


2nd December, 2014

Russia has abandoned the troubled South Stream project and will now be building its replacement with Turkey. This monumental decision signals that Ankara has made its choice to reject Euro-Atlanticsm and embrace Eurasian integration.

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Putin cancels South Stream-engages with Turkey

Posted by seumasach on December 1, 2014

Putin: Russia forced to withdraw from S. Stream project due to EU stance


1st December, 2014

Russia is forced to withdraw from the South Stream project due to the EU’s unwillingness to support the pipeline, and gas flows will be redirected to other customers, Vladimir Putin said after talks with his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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Putin, Erdogan talks

Posted by seumasach on April 18, 2014

Turkish PM Erdoğan and Putin discuss Ukraine crisis, Crimean Tatars and energy

Hurriyet Daily News

18th April, 2014

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday discussed the turmoil in Ukraine and the situation in Crimea, including the Crimean Tatars, as well as energy ties.

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