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Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 617, p. 39, on Feb. 10 As the Turkish presidential elections are approaching, it is important to monitor the evolution of internal, regional and international developments that affect Turkey. It seems that this time the election will not be a walk […]

The battle for the upcoming Turkish elections will not be ...


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 616, p. 39, on Feb. 03 Ten years after the Greek veto over FYROM’s accession to NATO, the file for the name of the neighboring country reopened. There are many theories about the reasons but also about the countries behind the […]

The “red line” of history



Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 615, p. 39, on Jan. 27 “The operation in Afrin has begun and will continue in Manbij.” In these words, the President of Turkey announced the opening of the “Olive Branch” operation in a televised speech from Kütahya last Saturday. On […]

Afrin under fire…


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 614, p. 39, on Jan. 20 The ocean corridors, dominated by the US after the Second World War and the end of the Cold War, have been and are still one of the main causes of wars and influence among international […]

The conflict on the maritime corridors between the Mediterranean and ...


Originally published in Huffington Post Greece on Jan. 14, 2018 With the completion of the Turkish business “Shield of the Euphrates,” a number of Turkish officials, mainly President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, confirmed that Turkey would not end its military operations, but that was rather a prelude to the start of […]

The last hours before the Battle of Afrin




Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 611, p. 39, on Dec. 29, 2017 The Cold War between NATO and Russia Rebounds Dynamically Over the last five years there has been an increase in tension and military expansion from US-led NATO countries on the one hand and Russia […]

The roaring “bear”


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 610, p. 45, on Dec. 22, 2017 Yes, the US has succeeded, through the International Coalition to Fight ISIS alongside Iraqi government forces and Al-Hashd al-Sha’abi, the Kurdish militias, the Russian forces and the various foreign paramilitary groups and the militias […]

Terror knocks the door of the West


Originally published in Huffington Post Greece on Dec. 16, 2017 The Kurds in Syria account for about 10% of the population. Most of them are scattered in the north and northeast of Syria. The city of Hasakah is their capital. The Kurds have been persecuted by the Syrian regime since […]

The Future of the Syrian Kurds


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 609, p. 47, on Dec. 16, 2017 For nearly two months, Washington is examining the case of Iranian businessman Reza Zarab about his role in breaking the economic embargo imposed by Washington and the United Nations on Iran for its nuclear […]

Reza Zarrab: from an accused, a witness



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