What are the Goals of the Ukrainian-US Project “Turan”?

Valery Kulikov Against the backdrop of the sheer failure of the West’s hybrid war against Russia, including in the formation of a “second anti-Russian front” in Central Asia, the propaganda activities of Ukraine and several Western media outlets began to be clearly manifested by way of promoting the “valor” of the recently created by the…

Turkic Nationalist Battalion Forms in Ukraine to “Destroy the Regime” in Russia

Ahmed Adel Pan-Turkic/Turan Nationalist militants from Kyrgyzstan and Azerbaijan have formed a new battalion in Ukraine. The new militant group has the aim of destroying “the regime” of Russian President Vladimir Putin and the Head of the Chechen Republic, Ramzan Kadyrov, and to recruit members from various Turkic-speaking countries to foment inter-ethnic and inter-religious issues…

Grain at the Center of the Global Geopolitical Dispute

Yoselina Guevara López Turkish President Erdogan informed this November 2 that at 12 Moscow time, grain exports from Ukraine through the humanitarian sea corridor were resumed. The restoration of naval transit was possible thanks to the intervention of the Turkish Minister of Defense, Hulusi Akar, who contacted his Russian counterpart, Sergei Shoigu, to urge him…

The Libyan Knot and a Dangerous Conflict Brewing in the Mediterranean

Viktor Mikhin How Turkey and Europe will divide up Libya’s oil remains to be seen… In early October, Turkey and the outgoing government in Tripoli, led by Abdul Hamid Dbeibah, signed an agreement allowing Ankara to explore energy resources in the Mediterranean. According to general opinion in the Arab press and among political scientists, this…

No Pain, No Grain: Putin’s Black Sea Comeback

Pepe Escobar After the western military attack on Sevastopol briefly halted Russian grain transports, Moscow is back in business with a stronger hand and more favorable terms. So, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan picks up the phone and calls his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin: let’s talk about the “grain deal.” Putin, cool, calm and collected, explains…

The Gray Wolf Returns to Central Asia: Turkey’s Ambitions for the Region

Erman Çete As a proponent of Pan-Turkism, Ankara is keen on expanding its influence across Central Asia, yet this foreign policy shift is likely to be checked by much bigger regional powers like China, Russia, and Iran. In November 2021, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared that the name of the intergovernmental group, the Turkic Council would be…

Everybody Wants to Hop on the BRICS Express

Pepe Escobar Eurasia is about to get a whole lot larger as countries line up to join the Chinese and Russian-led BRICS and SCO, to the detriment of the west Let’s start with what is in fact a tale of Global South trade between two members of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO). At its heart is…

The EU’s Energy Security Now Rests in Turkey’s Hands

Karin Kneissl Europe has sought to bypass Russian gas with disastrous results. Turkey, which has been positioning itself as an energy hub for the past two decades, is set to reap the benefits “Geography is the constant of history,” is a quote attributed to the German statesman Otto von Bismarck. Today, those words ring true as…

Russia’s Homage to Nord Stream Pipelines

M. K. BHADRAKUMARWho stands to gain? First pictures of Nord Stream pipeline show 50 metre hole after “powerful explosions” confirming sabotage. David Brinkley, the legendary American newscaster with a career that spanned an amazing fifty-four years from World War II once said that a successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with…

Why is India Arming Armenia Against Azerbaijan?

Yeghia Tashjian Trade routes and national security interests in the South Caucasus are central to New Delhi’s decision to arm Armenia After the 2020 Nagorno-Karabakh war and the shift in the South Caucasus balance of power toward Turkey, India has expressed concern that its vision to connect Europe and Russia to its Indian ports through the…

Libya: Dbeibah’s Desperate Bet on Turkey

Habib LassouedLibyan Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush (R) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attend a press conference in the capital Tripoli, October 3, 2022. (AFP) Libya has entered a new phase of polarisation that perpetuates the state of political and social division after the signing by the Abdulhamid Dbeibah government of two memoranda of understanding…

Turkey-Libya Gas Deal Exacerbates Regional Situation

Vladimir Odintsov Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who was visiting Tripoli on October 3, signed with Najla Mangoush, Foreign Minister of the Government of National Unity (GoNU), memoranda on cooperation between the two countries in the oil and gas sector, including joint exploration. The deals were also signed by the North African country’s Minister of…

Why Has Turkey Refused to Recognize Russia’s New Borders?

Vladimir Odintsov As is already well known, referendums were held in the LPR and DPR as well as in Kherson and Zaporozhye regions from September 23 to 27 on the issue of giving up belonging to Ukraine and becoming part of the Russian Federation. They were monitored by a large number of foreign observers who…

Tripoli Signs Controversial Agreements with Turkey, Provoking Widespread Rejection

Libyan Foreign Minister Najla al-Mangoush (R) and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu attend a press conference in the capital Tripoli,  October 3, 2022. (AFP) Media reports have talked about Ankara’s possible participation in a trans-Saharan gas pipeline linking Nigeria to Libya with the aim of supplying Europe with natural gas. The project would upend Algeria’s…