ahvalcopy9Ellis Robert
(Turkey analyst and commentator on Turkish affairs in the Danish and international press. Earlier he was advisor to the Turkey Assessment Group in the European Parliament and a member of the Advisory Board at Vocal Europe in Brussels. He is a member of RIEAS International Advisory Board).

Copyright: https://ahvalnews.com/eu-turkey/eus-capitulation-turkey

Date: 27 December 2020

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS)

In light of the fact that a massive majority of the European Parliament a fortnight earlier had called for tough sanctions against Turkey, the European Council’s decision to mark time is a shameful abdication of responsibility. As I pointed out in the Jerusalem Post after Turkey’s invasion of northeastern Syria in October 2019, the European Union’s response was more like that of a circus horse with the front legs going in one direction and the rear legs in another. The EU’s conclusions begin with a fanfare of trumpets. “The European Council recalls that the European Union, its Member States and its institutions are all committed to promoting and respecting the values on which the Union is founded, including the rule of law.” Read more

terrorism02Serkan Demirel
(Author, Bern, Switzerland)

Copyright: Anfenglishmobile.com

In its report "Security Switzerland 2020", the Federal Intelligence Service (NDB) refers to Turkey's key role as a transit and retreat area for the "Islamic State". In its status report published at the end of October, the Swiss Federal Intelligence Service states that the core organization of the IS continues to have significant resources, both in terms of personnel and financial resources: Read more

erdogan3The world is witnessing in slow-motion a second Iran in the making,less violent and dramatic, more sophisticated and potentially more enduring.

By Daniel Pipes
(DanielPipes.org, @DanielPipes) is president of the Middle East Forum. © 2020 by Daniel Pipes. All rights reserved.

Copyright: https://nationalinterest.org/blog/middle-east-watch/8-policy-recommendations-dealing-%E2%80%98new%E2%80%99-turkey-146377

From 2002, when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the AK Party reached power, until about 2016, a debate raged among Turkey-watchers in the United States: Is Ankara still an ally?

Actually, due to nostalgia, that debate dragged on long after it was obvious that Turkey no longer was an ally. That issue, happily, is now closed; NATO membership notwithstanding, nobody seriously makes this claim anymore. Read more

Copyright:https://almarsad.co/en/2019/12/30/statement-of-the-alliance-of-the-libyan-national-gatherings-on-turkish-threats-to-deploy-troops-in-libyan-territory/ December 30, 2019

Published at RIEAS web site (www.rieas.gr) on 1 January 2020.

The Alliance of the Libyan National Gatherings issued a statement on Monday on the threats made by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his determination to deploy Turkish troops on the Libyan territory. The Alliance includes leading civil society organizations, national parties, human rights associations, officials, diplomats, writers, researchers, and academics from across Libya. Read more

npower99Shaul Shay
(Senior research fellow at the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism (ICT) at the Interdisciplinary Center Herzeliya (IDC) and former Deputy Head of Israel National Security Council)

Copyright: Research Institute for European and American Studies (www.rieas.gr) Publication date: 22 September 2019

Note: The article reflects the opinion of the author and not necessarily the views of the Research Institute for European and American Studies (RIEAS).

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on September 4, 2019, it was unacceptable for nuclear-armed states to forbid Ankara from obtaining its own nuclear weapons, but did not say whether Turkey had plans to obtain them.
Erdogan spoke at a ceremony marking the hundredth anniversary of Turkish independence in Sivas, the birthplace of Turkish resistance against foreign occupation...Read more

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