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Turkey Projects Soft Power in the Balkans

Turkey is a rising regional power that holds a crucial role in the Balkans; it has been working to bring peace and stability to...

Will the Russia-Turkish rapprochement survive the elections?

Russia and Turkey have managed to build a pragmatic relationship despite diverging interests and a historical regional rivalry. It's in both countries interest that...

Turkey’s Growing Military Influence

Turkey views itself increasingly compelled to generate new strategies in foreign and security policy by combining both soft and hard power instruments because of...

Operation Olive Branch

On January 20, 2018, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch in the town of Afrin in northwest Syria. TRT World Research Centre’s report provides extensive...

The Clash of Allies: Turkey and Greece’s frozen conflict

The most recent escalation in tensions exposes that rather than coming to terms with their old rivalry, tensions between the old foes continue to...

Kremlin uses Cold War play book

Russia's attempt to challenge the U.S.-led unipolar world system in post-Cold War era seems to unite Western countries against the old enemy.The classical understanding...

Annexed souls: Crimean Tatars’ past, present and future

Crimea has a prominent place in every Turkish heart, regardless of political background. It was the ancestors of Turkic people who conquered and Turkified...

Precious loneliness: A comparative analysis of CHP’s election strategy

The upcoming November 2019 presidential election has once more underpinned political polarization and the struggle between political parties in the country. The political strategies...

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