President Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Since the beginning of the Cold War, Turkey has been the beneficiary of the East-West confrontation. The oft-used phrase that Turkey was a bulwark of democracy against Soviet expansionism is a euphemism for the actual mission that Ankara[...]

How far can President Recep Tayyip Erdogan push his demand for the Zangezur Corridor? On October 26 he was scheduled to head to Azerbaijan to attend the inauguration of an airport in Varanda, which was taken over by Azerbaijani forces[...]

By Carlotta Gall ISTANBUL (New York Times) — President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey stepped back on Monday from a threat to expel 10 Western ambassadors, averting a diplomatic storm that analysts and diplomats were warning would[...]

Observers of the Caucasus had come to believe that with the restoration of Azerbaijan’s territorial integrity, as the latter kept calling it, the region could return to a peaceful era. Little did they know that the war between Armenia[...]

The 76th session of the United Nations General Assembly this past week became a forum to address some global issues plaguing the population of the planet. The main topics, of course, were the Covid pandemic and global warming. The assembly[...]

YEREVAN (RFE/RL) — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Sunday, September 19, that Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan has offered to meet with him for talks on improving Turkish-Armenian relations. Erdogan appeared to make[...]

The collapse of Afghanistan’s government and takeover of the country by the Taliban, considered by many countries as a terrorist organization, has hit the headlines. Accompanying terrorist attacks and desperate evacuation movement have[...]

WASHINGTON — Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, referred to the Artsakh war and Turkey’s counterproductive role in the South Caucasus region during a full committee hearing on July 22[...]

The drums of war are beating louder and louder for anyone willing to listen. The 44-day war between Armenia and Azerbaijan did not end on November 9, 2020. Hostilities were only stopped by a declaration which can amount to a precarious[...]

Armenia’s snap parliamentary elections not only surprised the losers, but also the winners. After the final rally by former president Robert Kocharyan’s supporters, observers believed that finally the Kocharyan campaign had gained[...]