Turkey

The rise of Eurasia: Geopolitical advantages and historic pitfalls

January 7, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. Asian players are proving to be conceptually and bureaucratically better positioned in the 21st century’s Great Game that involves tectonic geopolitical shifts with the emergence of what former Portuguese Europe minister Bruno Macaes…

Indian Muslims: A rich hunting ground for Middle Eastern rivals

January 5, 2019

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Itunes, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. When President Recep Tayyip Erdogan recently declared that Turkey was “the only country that can lead the Muslim world,” he probably wasn’t only thinking of Middle Eastern and other Islamic states such as…

Media's Russia Obsession Obscures How Trump's Syria Withdrawal Benefits Turkey Most

Media’s Russia Obsession Obscures How Trump’s Syria Withdrawal Benefits Turkey Most

December 20, 2018

While corporate media portrayed Trump’s withdrawal of US troops from Syria as a Christmas gift to Russia’s Putin, veteran Middle East reporter Patrick Cockburn says this is infantile and conspiratorial. NATO member Turkey stands to gain most, and could launch an attack on Kurdish forces in the northeast

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

Amid Middle East Realignment & Saudi Blockade, Qatar Withdraws from OPEC

December 4, 2018

Qatar is withdrawing from oil organization OPEC, while Saudi Arabia continues its blockade. Colonel Larry Wilkerson says this is part of a larger realignment in the Middle East, as Turkey exerts more influence

The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

The Khashoggi crisis: Putting Humpty Dumpty back together

November 4, 2018

By James M. Dorsey / Mid-East Soccer. A podcast version of this story is available on Soundcloud, Stitcher, TuneIn and Tumblr. The killing of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and potential Western sanctions against Saudi Arabia has sparked renewed debate about the value of the longstanding alliance between the United States and the kingdom. The debate is…

Saudi Arabia, Turkey, Iran Regional Rivalry in US Imperial Context is at Heart of Middle East Conflict

Why Did Turkey Go Public With Murder Accusation Against Saudis Royals?

October 31, 2018

Col. Lawrence Wilkerson and Paul Jay analyze why Saudi Arabia is getting away doing as it pleases and how this relates to Turkey’s role in the region

The Reckoning of The Turkish-Saudi Rivalry

The Reckoning of The Turkish-Saudi Rivalry

October 30, 2018

Historian Vijay Prashad takes apart the Khashoggi murder and relates it to the deep-rooted ideological and historical conflict between Turkey and Saudi Arabia

Erdogan Rehabilitates his Image With the Khashoggi Murder

Erdogan Rehabilitates his Image With the Khashoggi Murder

October 26, 2018

The murder of Saudi journalist Jamal Khashoggi in Istanbul gave Turkey’s president Erdogan a unique opportunity to present himself as a truth-seeker and to manipulate information about the case in his favor and against Saudi Arabia. We discuss the case with Turkish journalist Ilhan Tanir

Turkey plays Khashoggi crisis to its geopolitical advantage

The Murder of Jamal Khashoggi

October 25, 2018
A collection of our stories on the Jamal Khashoggi murder