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21.12.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

After a week-long humanitarian pause, the military conflict in the Gaza Strip has not only been renewed, but has taken a new form. As we know, as part of its justification for its actions, Israel initially warned that the Palestinians should leave the northern areas of the Gaza Strip and head south for their own safety. As a result, almost the entire northern part of the Gaza strip was subjected to intense air and ground attacks by the Israeli armed forces, and a large number of residential and administrative buildings were destroyed in order to force civilians into a mass exodus…

16.12.2023 Seth Ferris

It is going to be interesting to see how Turkey will start acting towards Israel now the agenda is obvious, and not only one agenda but a misdirected, out-of-control, Western collective one. This is also the chance for Turkey to revisit its Ottoman roots and to take the moral high ground for once. It might also be high time for NATO and the EU to take notice, and to reflect themselves on their own military might and foreign, particularly Middle Eastern, policy direction. Already we are hearing rumblings, recriminations, and…

29.11.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

Anti-Israel sentiment is rising globally in light of the events in the Gaza Strip and the Israel Defense Forces’ ongoing disproportionate strikes on civilian targets, including hospitals, in the name of combating Hamas. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, President of Turkey, denounced Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s policy, declared the end of diplomatic ties with “Bibi”, charged Tel Aviv of “war crimes”, and pledged to do the necessary research and gather proof to present to the appropriate international bodies. So, as Erdoğan’s words should not contradict his actions, the Turkish leader…

13.11.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

During the years of Recep Erdoğan’s rule, Turkey has pursued a more active policy aimed at imperial revanchism and entering the “club of world leaders”. In particular:

– demonstratively declare a diplomacy independent from the influence of its main allies in the West (primarily the US);

– build more independent and productive economic relations with other world centres (especially China and Russia) in addition to the Western countries;

– position itself as a leader of the Islamic and Turkic world;

– generate a new geopolitical strategy…

06.11.2023 Alexandr Svaranc

Due to ethnic kinship, the confluence of “seasonal romance,” or other subjective factors, some experts who hold a particularly positive opinion of Turkey and remember the history of the Ottoman Empire in “rosy colors” also point out that the current Republic of Turkey, as the legitimate heir to the Ottoman heritage (including the Caliphate), demonstrates responsible foreign policy. Petr Akopov, for instance, believes that Turkey opposes the US-led Western policy of neocolonialism, attempts to step back and prevent wars in times of crisis, especially in the Russian-Ukrainian and Arab-Israeli conflicts, advances the goal of establishing…