ERDOGAN


Huffington Post Greece – June 21, 2019 In a high-profile statement, Turkish President Erdoğan, referring to hydrocarbon exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean, stressed that Turkey has already begun exploration and, if necessary, will bring its ships and aircraft to protect their interests Turkish Cypriots in the region. This statement came […]

Erdoğan steps up and Athens awaits


Huffington Post Greece – May 16, 2019 With the announcement by Turkey of the launch of gas exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean and the American and European objections to this move, the Cyprus issue has come to the fore. Despite international warnings, Ankara continues to insist on its rights to […]

Turkey’s long hand in the Eastern Mediterranean


Huffington Post Greece – Apr. 5, 2019 After a difficult election day, the preliminary results of the Turkish municipal elections began to confirm what was expected from recent polls, that the Justice and Development Party is no longer the choice of Turkish voters. Despite this picture, the loss of Istanbul […]

Pragmatism or risk? Erdoğan’s choices after local elections




Huffington Post Greece – Mar. 20, 2019 With the launch of underwater exploration in the Eastern Mediterranean, Israel was one of the first countries to discover a number of rich natural gas fields. Gradually, other countries overlooking the Mediterranean began to intensify similar research. Thus, the region caught the eyes […]

Eastmed: Dream or Reality?



Huffington Post Greece – Nov. 21, 2018 Many analysts, researchers and journalists, observers and stakeholders in the sensitive Balkan region are still living in a plot of conspiracy through articles or research about it. However, reality must be treated with neutrality, away from emotions and nationalism. This area was the […]

The Balkans under the microscope


Al-Quds Al-Arabi – Nov. 13, 2018, issue 9365, p. 21 At the time that the Turkish armoured vehicles and rockets sound at the border of the city of Ayn al-Arab (Kobane), the Turkish government is rushing to the next steps. The initial stability of the exchange rate of the Turkish […]

From the trenches of Ayn al-Arab to the walls of ...



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 ...


Paraskinio – Feb. 10, 2018, issue 617, p. 39 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 for Erdoğan and his party. Initially, […]

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


Huffington Post Greece – 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 a new operation. […]

The last hours before the Battle of Afrin