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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 – 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 ...


Al-Quds Al-Arabi – Oct. 23, 2018, issue 9344, p. 21 The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has always had a great deal of weight in the Middle East and internationally because of its advantages, such as its oil deposits. Saudi Arabia is currently the second largest oil exporter in the world […]

Mohammad bin Salman from the beginning to the brink of ...


Al-Quds Al-Arabi – Aug. 31, 2018, issue 9291, p. 21 Certainly what has been leaked since the previous Helsinki summit on expectations or reflections continues to be suspended to date. But the two crises that were the priority of this meeting, Syria and Ukraine, remained stuck without a fundamental change […]

Bolton sets the rules … and Idlib is in readiness



Annahar Premium – Aug. 25, 2018 Mr. George Issa, distinguished journalist in the Lebanese newspaper “Annahar”, posed to me three questions on the upcoming Idlib operation, as follows: Question nr. 1: What is the expected scale of the next Syrian military operation in Idlib? The operation in Idlib is anticipated […]

Commentary in Annahar newspaper on the upcoming Idlib operation, Syria


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?


Al-Quds Al-Arabi – July 09, 2018 The second meeting of US President Trump with his Russian counterpart is expected in Helsinki, after that on the sidelines of the G20 summit in the summer of 2017, described as positive by both parties, during which the various crises mainly in Syria and Ukraine […]

The Helsinki summit puts the Syrian rebels at a crossroads