US & EU Hindering Russo-Turkey Efforts to Solve Food Crisis, Mediate Peace

Ekaterina Blinova On July 22, Russia, Turkey and Ukraine signed documents aimed at resolving the problems of supplying food and fertilizers to world markets and ensuring safe maritime corridors for Ukrainian grain. The Joint Coordination Center will make sure that Kiev does use the grain shipments to import weaponry. “The signing of the grain agreement…

Moscow, Kiev and Ankara Reach Grain Agreement in Istanbul

Observateur Continental Negotiations on the export of Ukrainian grain from the part of the Black Sea controlled by the Ukrainian army took place in Istanbul. Military delegations from Russia, Turkey and Ukraine as well as representatives of the UN came to Istanbul to discuss the food crisis. So what is the substance of the planned…

Erdogan Gains New Concessions by Ending Veto on Swedish and Finnish NATO Membership

Paul Antonopoulos Having initially opposed Finland and Sweden joining NATO, Turkey capitulated to significant pressure on June 28 and abandoned its position after coming to a compromise with the two Scandinavian countries. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan planned to use the NATO summit to end Scandinavian support for Kurdish groups in Syria and to lambast…

A New War is Being Prepared for After the Defeat in the Face of Russia

Thierry Meyssan The Straussian government gathered 85 states in Marrakech to plan the next war in the Sahel. Tens of billions of dollars in weapons, officially destined for the war in Ukraine, are already piling up in the Balkans before being delivered to Daesh jihadists On the front of the stage, Nato assures that it…

Sweden and Finland in NATO: Interesting Positions in Moscow and Ankara

Yoselina Guevara López Protesters gather during a demonstration against possible Nato membership for Sweden outside the ruling Social Democratic Party’s office in Stockholm on 14 May (AFP) Sweden and Finland have announced their willingness to join NATO and have already taken the first steps by sending the Atlantic organization a formal application for membership. The…

How Deadly are Turkish Bayraktar TB2 Drones in Ukrainian Hands?

Ukrainian-operated Bayraktar TB2 Turkish drones are back in the news having taken out 2 Russian patrol boats in the Black Sea. While it is passed off as a major victory, it actually proves just how limited the Bayraktar’s capabilities are in a conflict with an opponent fielding superior air defense systems. Ukrainian Bayraktar drones have…

Turkish Fighters and the Internationalization of the Ukrainian War

Vladimir Platov More recently, the topic of Turkey and its use of fighters with Syrian war experience in a number of armed conflict zones has been discussed at length in the pages of NEO. However, the topic of foreign fighters in the current events in Ukraine, as well as the involvement of a number of NATO countries…

Whenever There’s Militants, There’s Turkey

Vladimir Platov Turkey has recently been receiving a considerable amount of attention in the publications of various media outlets. However, much of the reporting revolves around the attitude of Ankara and the Turkish president himself towards various armed conflicts, where Turkey still plays a major role. One example of this is the Turkish leader’s offer…

A Silent Turkish-Russian Standoff in Kazakhstan

Yeghia Tashjian Recent turmoil in Kazakhstan highlighted another Russian-Turkish fault line in Central Asia Photo Credit: The Cradle Turkey’s dream of a common army for Turkic countries may have been dashed by the quick Russian-led CSTO operation to subdue violent unrest in Kazakhstan early this year. Long seen as the pole of stability in Central Asia,…

Turkey Draws Closer to the US and Europe

M. K. Bhadrakumar A US Navy destroyer crosses the Bosphorus to enter the Black Sea, as tensions simmer around Ukraine. (File photo)  Being a “swing state” may have tactical advantages but when life gets tough and the tough gets going, there could be consequences. Turkey once faced such a moment of truth a hundred years ago. It faces…