The geopolitics of the Syrian crisis make engagement with Ankara a necessity. But President Erdoğan has his own agenda and is not an easy man to do business withTurkey has always had the potential to be at the diplomatic heart of the Syrian crisis. This week Turkey’s moment arrived; and it is set to continue. On Monday President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held talks in Brussels with EU leaders intent on enlisting his help in controlling the refugee crisis. More talks are due on Thursday in Luxembourg at an EU meeting with representatives from eastern Mediterranean countries and the western Balkans. These are meetings with extremely wide implications.
The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday (5 October) for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (5 October) urged the EU to train rebels, and to consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria, during talks to address Europe’s growing migrant crisis.
Center for Research on Globalization
In my opinion, the most serious U.S. meddling is what theWikileaks cables reveal, which is the State Department’s organization of domestic opposition to its elected government. This provoked the revolution that started in Daraa, and that provided an …
Turkish president will extract high price for agreeing to proposals to tighten up Europe’s borders hatched by Germany and the EC