Might there be a chill in U.S.-Turkey relations? Expected in the United States from March 29 through April 2, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has no planned meeting with his American counterpart, Barack Obama. “Our president is not going for a state visit, but for a multilateral summit,” İbrahim Kalin, the [Read more]
The downing of the Russian airplane by Turkish fighter jets was not an incident that came about through chance, but because [Russian] pilots violated Turkey's aerial space and did not leave despite the warnings. All the evidence and all the indications lead to the conclusion that this was an extreme, provocative act by [Read more]
Another victim of the unsteady situation in Iraq: the agreement made between the Kurds and Baghdad last December by which the Kurdistan Regional Government suspended its one-sided sale of oil.
As cited in the Financial Times, “The federal government withheld payments to Erbil soon after the deal began due to its [Read more]