President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

It was too good to be true: Turkey had agreed to hold negotiations with Armenia to normalize relations, to open the borders and establish diplomatic relations without preconditions. After all, it was Turkey which had closed its borders[...]

The forthcoming Armenia-Azerbaijan negotiations are the extension of the Armenian-Turkish talks, which started with the assurances that there will be no preconditions. Ankara moved the negotiations to a related field, where pre-conditions[...]

By Fehim Tastekin ISTANBUL (Al-Monitor) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to have returned buoyed from the March 24 NATO summit in Brussels, hoping that the Russian war against Ukraine will encourage Western nations to[...]

By Pinar Tremblay ISTANBUL — With Turkey facing a major economic crisis and presidential elections scheduled for June 2023, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan faces a host of challenges. Yet the Turkish leader is a master of crisis[...]

While the West views, sometimes with sarcasm and at other times with apprehension, the Kremlin’s efforts to revive the former Soviet Union in a different shape or form, it allows Turkey to continue its global plan to bring Turkic nations[...]

Representatives of Armenia and Turkey met in Moscow on January 14 for a session aimed at starting official negotiations soon. The meeting was hailed in many quarters. Even during a period of increased tensions between the US and Russia,[...]

In the wake of the collapse of the Soviet Union, a new world order has been shaping up for the past 30 years. During every aftershock, world powers position themselves to earn dividends. And, of course, there are losers and winners.[...]

Every political development in the Caucasus has an existential significance for Armenia. That is why the news media was in a frenzy while the political establishment was caught in a sadistic self-flagellating mood, during the course of the[...]

A tripartite meeting with Russia, Armenia and Azerbaijan had been anticipated on the first anniversary of the ceasefire declaration, on November 9, 2021. That meeting was supposed to mark the culmination of the respective countries’[...]

By Pinar Tremblay Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s health has been a major issue in Turkish politics. Now the focus of public conversations is shifting towards his death. In the late hours of November 2, and into the early hours[...]