The desperation to win elections can bring out the worst in people. This is what was witnessed in the second round of presidential elections in Turkiye. Instead of discussing real issues, both contestants tried to prove their ultranationalist credentials. It was not Turkiye’s finest hour!
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s future hangs in the balance as the Turks head to presidential and parliamentary elections on May 14. After 21 years in power, Erdogan seems to have run out of ideas as his policies have failed. His opponents are staunchly pro-west and pro-Israel.
Turkish President Erdogan has realized that his belligerent policy in Syria has failed. He is trying to find a face-saving exit but Syria sees this as an opportunistic move because he faces a tough challenge in the June elections in which the opposition is exploiting the anti-refugee sentiment in Turkey.
Mongolia is a tiny country in terms of population but its geographic location sandwiched between Russia and China gives it a commanding position. Both covet it for gas and oil pipelines as well as transportation corridors. The US-NATO combine wants to disrupt this.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan claims to be a defender of Palestinian rights but he sees no contradiction in cozying up to the zionists. Israeli president Herzog visited Ankara last March. Erdogan is about to send his ambassador to Israel and plans to visit the occupied entity after Israeli elections.
For a truly multipolar world order to emerge, the western neo-liberal economic order will have to undergo major changes.
Russia is a very important producer of natural gas and oil. It is also one of the leading exporters of grain. It cannot be isolated in the global energy markets. Those that try to do so will themselves suffer badly as Germany and a number of European countries are experiencing.
For more than a decade, Turkish President Recep Erdogan exploited the plight of Syrian refugees to invade and occupy parts of Syria. His forces still occupy Idlib province in Syria but the Turks have soured on the refugees. Erdogan now wishes to get rid of them since his mission to overthrow the government of Bashar al Asad has failed.
Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan continues to indulge in political acrobatics by playing both sides of the divide in Palestine. He mouths slogans in support of the Palestinians but continues to maintain close ties with zionist Israel.
Erdogan continues to embarrass himself by political antics that have resulted in his losing much domestic support. They have also undermined prospects of the ruling AKP.
Turkish President Recep Tayip Erdogan’s policies continue to confound observers. What is his real agenda and whether there is still a possibility of Iran-Turkish alliance that would benefit the entire Muslim world?
Turkey and Iran are two of the leading Muslim countries in the world. Despite policy differences in certain areas, they need to work together and not allow their overzealous supporters to spoil these relations.
Are Turkey and Russia allies or rivals? This is the question we look at in detail. It is a lot more nuanced than most observers are prepared to accept.