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Huffington Post Greece – Aug. 08, 2018 American-Turkish relations have clearly deteriorated recently due to the imprisonment of the American pastor in Turkey. The problem began since Donald Trump took over the leadership of the White House and called upon the release of the pastor at his first meeting with […]

Where are American-Turkish relations going?


Annahar Premium – Apr. 06, 2018 Mr. George Issa, distinguished journalist in the Lebanese newspaper “Annahar” asked my opinion on the recent meeting between the leaders of Turkey, Russia and Iran and the developments in Syria. G.I.: May I ask your opinion for Annahar about the probable agreement that the […]

Commentary in Annahar on Turkey, Russia & Iran summit about ...


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 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


Paraskinio – issue 609, p. 47, Dec. 16, 2017 For nearly two months, Washington is examining the case of Iranian businessman Reza Zarrab about his role in breaking the economic embargo imposed by Washington and the United Nations on Iran for its nuclear program. But the details of the case […]

Reza Zarrab: from an accused, a witness




Paraskinio – issue 602, p. 46, Nov. 4, 2017 Nine months after Donald Trump took over as the leader of the White House, investigator Robert Mueller began to publish his first research on the influence of Moscow in the recent US presidential election. This information indicates the direct and indirect […]

Putin’s “chess” – Russia’s role in the Middle East and ...


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 602, p. 48, on Oct. 27, 2017 The developments of the last days on Iraqi territory were expected, as I had predicted in my older article. Iraqi forces, backed by militant Al-Hashd al-Sha’abi, and the Turkmen battalions trained in Turkey, headed […]

Iraqi Kurdistan’s choices after the loss of Kirkuk


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 600, p. 48, on Oct. 14, 2017 In recent days, a verbal escalation from several Turkish officials led by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu to the Russian side about the supply agreement of the Russian S-400 missile systems is evident. Officials from […]

The background of the Russian-Turkish S-400 supply agreement


Originally published in the Greek weekly newspaper “Paraskinio”, issue 598, p. 40, on Sept. 30, 2017 In recent weeks, we have seen a rapid progress of Russia in the Syrian arena  and its allies on the one hand, and of America and the Kurds on the other. Russia has increased […]

The Syrian East will host the post-terrorism struggle