Turkey will not leave Russia alone – English pravda.ru

This is currently the most-read article in Pravda, Russia leading newspaper. It’s well worth a read. Check it out!

via Turkey will not leave Russia alone – English pravda.ru.

The article is insightful and looks at closer ties between Russia and Turkey, as Turkey distances herself from Europe and the US.

This leads me to an open question:

How will history judge US foreign policy in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Thoughts?

Cyprus gas dispute: Between profits and politics – Hurryet

This is an insightful article, published in Hurryet, the Turkish news source. It’s well worth a read. Check it out!

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Whilst, I accept the broad thrust of the argument, I see the issues differently.

Turkey‘s foreign policy in recent years has pitched Turkey as a regional player, influencing developments in the Middle East, similar to in earlier Ottoman times. Turkey’s foreign policy has highlighted differences and geopolitical confrontation. There are major foreign policy differences with the US, the EU and Russia.

English: Map showing the territories of the Ot...

English: Map showing the territories of the Ottoman Empire in 1914, including nominal and vassal territories. According to the information on the map in http://ottomanmilitary.devhub.com/ (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Within the Mediterranean, Turkey’s foreign policy has excluded it from joining countries keen to develop offshore gas and oil, namely Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Egypt.

Thoughts?