Turkey at the heart of a node of polymorphic crises in the Eastern Mediterranean

By misuse of language, reference is generally made to the strong tensions between Greece and Cyprus and Turkey when it comes to the crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean. This theater concentrates, in reality, a large number of actors, all with different objectives, and yet all in tension as a result of the out-of-control behavior of the Turkish president in the area. France, Russia, Egypt, Israel, European Union, all are today involved in a crisis which could have considerable implications. President Erdogan has indeed launched, in recent years, a series of military operations and troop movements that have led all of his neighbors, such as…

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Imminent Turkish assault on Syria upsets global alliances

Statements about an imminent massive attack by Turkish forces against Russian-backed Damascus regime forces around the northern Syrian city of Idleb continue to provoke backlash within global alliances, to the point of potentially profoundly upsetting the global geopolitical landscape in the months to come. It should be recalled that following the offensive led by forces loyal to Bashar Al Assad's regime towards the Syrian city of Idleb, at the hands of Islamist militias supported by Ankara, clashes between the regular forces of the two camps resulted in several dozen …

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Facing Russia, is Turkey, a NATO member, playing with fire in Syria?

The confrontation between the regular Syrian forces of Bashar Al Assad, supported by Russia, and Turkey, reached a new level at the start of the week. According to a statement from the Turkish Defense Ministry, the country's armed forces have "neutralized" more than a hundred Syrian soldiers, as well as 3 tanks, 2 artillery positions and a helicopter belonging to the Syrian armed forces. This engagement was triggered in response to an attack launched Monday morning by the Syrian forces, and having cost the lives of at least 5 Turkish soldiers, and injuring as many soldiers. Unlike previous clashes, which mainly opposed the…

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Turkish President RT Erdogan threatens Russia with intervention against Idlib city

For more than a week, the Syrian forces loyal to Bashar Al Assad, supported by the Russian air force, have started an offensive towards the city of Idlib, with the aim of regaining control of this city still in the hands of the pro-Turkish Islamic paramilitary forces. But this offensive is not to the liking of Turkish President RT Erdogan, who fears a new influx of refugees. This is the reason why the latter is now threatening Syria and its Russian ally with a new intervention in northern Syria, aimed at putting an end to the Damascus offensive. The cordial understanding between Ankara and Moscow seems to…

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