Confronting the ISIS in Mosul as Pretext for Turkish Expansionism

Confronting the ISIS in Mosul as Pretext for Turkish Expansionism

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Jafar Haghpanah The fight against terrorism, and claim to comply with the World Anti-ISIS coalition to liberate Mosul and support Iraqi Turkmen and Sunnis in combating the ISIS were among proper pretexts for AKP leaders to expand their influence…
Change of Turkish Policy towards Syria

Change of Turkish Policy towards Syria

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Fatemeh Sadaat Mirahmadi This article is derived from an article written by Soner Jagaptay, director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute for Near East Policy which tries to explain some important changes in Turkey's…
Impacts of the Failed Coup d’état on

Impacts of the Failed Coup d’état on

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Mohammad Ali Ghasemi During last month, Turkey witnessed important developments in the field of its foreign and domestic policy. Normalization of relations with Israel and Russia was among the most important developments in the foreign affairs…
Developments in Turkey and the Prospects for Relations with Iran

Developments in Turkey and the Prospects for Relations with Iran

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Jafar Haghpanah Tensions between the Turkish Government and the opposition parties and forces, especially the Kurds, new foreign policy difficulties in dealing with the former European allies, deadlock in the Syrian crisis, and Ahmet Davutoglu…
Turkey's Regional Position and its Impact on Iran's Security Approach

Turkey’s Regional Position and its Impact on Iran’s Security Approach

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Jafarpanah The Increase of the presence and influence of Turkey in the Middle East in various fields is in the competition and challenge with the role of Ira in a way that long-term good neighborly relations between the two governments…
New Field Developments in Syria and Iraq

New Field Developments in Syria and Iraq

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Amin Partow Government forces in Syria and Iraq continue to progress, however, with a slow speed and even they have achieved remarkable victories. In Syria, some endeavors to maintain a narrow ceasefire in some areas and providing assistance…
Russia and Turkey Confrontation: Results and Implications

Russia and Turkey Confrontation: Results and Implications

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Mohsen Moradian Although the Turkey’s action to shoot down a Russian fighter jet is a dangerous and provocative behavior, its quick referral to the UN and NATO is a sign of its deep worrisome about the case. Since the onset of the Russian…