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FRAGILE TIES BETWEEN MOSCOW AND MINSK(12.04.2017)

Fragile ties between Moscow and Minsk

On March 9th, Kyrgyzstan hosted the all prime ministers of the EAEC (Eurasian Economic Community). The agenda of the intergovernmental council identified 14 issues.One of the key issues was the state of trade between countries. This issue was dealt with directly by all the Prime Ministers of the EAEC. According to the board of integration and macroeconomics, forecasts are not particularly positive because there is still a decline in mutual trade. Thus, the main task for this year, as noted by the Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan, Sooronbai Jeenbekov, is to do everything possible to remove all the remaining barriers between the members of the union and not to abandon trade...


COULD UKRAINE CRISIS TRIGGER A NEW COLD WAR?(23.03.2017)

Could Ukraine Crisis Trigger A New Cold War?

The US’s last presidential race winner Donald Trump’s positive messages to Russia during the election campaign, caused criticisms from his opponents but on the Russian front, it created a rarely encountered public perception in favour of an American presidential candidate. Even after Trump was elected as the president, maintaining positive statements about Russia has stregthened expectations that the relations between the US and Russia would get better. Nonetheless, Trump’s National Security Advisor Michael Flynn’s being recently resigned on charges of ‘some bargains’ were negotiated during a phone call with Sergey Kislyak, the ambassador of Russia to the US, before T...


MUSLIM TURKISH MINORITY IN WESTERN THRACE(11.01.2017)

Muslim Turkish Minority in Western Thrace

The great effort Mustafa Kemal showed and the mutual trust coming with the Treaty of Lausanne affected Turkish-Greek relations positively and ushered to the stability to be supplied in the Balkans but this period didn’t last long. Western Thrace where 90% of the population became Muslim Turkish with the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 remained in Greece borders. Western Thrace is in the north-east of Greece and is covered with Evros River in the east, Macedonia in the west, Bulgaria in the north and Aegean Sea in the south. Western Thrace is composed of Alexandroupoli, Komotini and Xanthi cities. Turkish commission expressed there were 150.000 Turkish in the western Thrace in Lausanne...


AFTER BREXIT, TURKEY MAY HAVE ZERO CHANCES OF JOINING EU(27.06.2016)

After Brexit, Turkey may have zero chances of joining EU

“The withdrawal of such a major country as the UK from the EU will negatively affect the union’s strength,” said the expert. “This will reduce the US influence in Europe.”Cinar noted that due to a number of bureaucratic reasons, the process of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU can take around two years.The biggest risk for Ankara is the situation when the possibility of Turkey’s accession to the EU will be considered as the reason for Brexit, according to the expert.“This can strengthen the negative attitude of France, Germany and the Netherlands towards Turkey’s accession to the EU and then the EU will make every effort to prevent the country’s accession.” he added.The expert ...


TURKEY-GERMANY RELATIONS AND THE ACCEPTANCE OF THE SO-CALLED ARMENIAN GENOCIDE LAW DRAFT(16.06.2016)

Turkey-Germany relations and the Acceptance of the So-called Armenian Genocide Law Draft

1. A couple days ago the German Federal Parliament accepted the draft recognizing the Armenian allegations regarding the events of 1915. How will this decision of the German parliament affect Turkey-Germany relations? What balances will shift, how will the relations Germany maintains with the Republic of Turkey will be damaged by the decision? Germany has received migrants from Turkey ever since the 1960s. A portion of these workers that went to Germany in the 1960s were from rural areas of Anatolia. Yet, there have also been political migrations as a result of the military coups. Political convicts wanted by Turkey migrated to Germany during the 70s and 80s. It is not possible ...


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