Turkey has voted for the presidential republic at a recent referendum. Amendments to the Constitution of Turkey received the support from 51.2 percent of citizens, whereas 48.59 percent of electors voted against. The margin of votes thus made up 1.25 million. The new constitution embodies all ideas of the "non-liberal democracy" of nationalists
When discussing the recent scandal in the relations between Turkey and the European Union, many pay attention to the electoral aspect of this conflict - the forthcoming elections in Germany and France and a referendum in Turkey. However, it remains unclear why Turkish President Erdogan has decided to go to the length of the conflict
The brutal killing of the Russian Ambassador to Turkey Andrei Karlov in Ankara was committed the day when Russian President Putin was going to attend "Woe from Wit" at Moscow's Maly Theater - the spectacle based on the great play by Alexander Griboyedov. Griboyedov was a writer, musician and diplomat of the highest rank, who was killed in Persia
Turkish President Erdogan stated that the Turkish army launched a military operation in Syria to end the rule of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The Kremlin was surprises to hear such a statement from the Turkish leader. Putin's official spokesman stated that Erdogan's recent statements on Syria came contrary to what he had said before
The cause of the wars that has been ongoing in the Middle East for a century is the decision taken in the Cairo conference of 1921. In the Cairo conference, the 40 representatives of British imperialism drew up the new borders of the Middle East without bothering to consult the people who lived there
Last Friday Moody's rating agency downgraded Turkey's credit rating from BAA3 to BAA1. The very same credit rating agency stated earlier that no decision will be made vis a vis Turkey for a one month period indicating that negative effects of the failed coup attempt have disappeared to a great extent. Why did this institution make a U-turn?
News reports about the United States withdrawing its nuclear weapons from Turkey raise a number of questions. One has to admit that this is a very serious matter, as it changes the balance of forces not only in the region - the Middle East, the Black Sea, the Caucasus - but also in the region where these weapons will be relocated
The areas of the activity of the Russian-Turkish commission on Syria have become clear. The Turkish Foreign Minister said that Syria's next government must be "comprehensive" and "secular." Russia insists on closing the Turkish-Syrian border. Is Turkey willing to be in the wake of Moscow's policy in the Syrian conflict?
If NATO loses Turkey, it will happen only because of the mistakes of the alliance, rather than because of Turkey's recent rapprochement with Russia, China and the Middle East. NATO has made a number of statements expressing its loyalty to Turkey after Turkish President Erdogan flew to Russia to meet with Putin
August 9 will be the long-overdue meeting for leaders of both Russia and Turkey. The entire world including both Turks and Russians were closely monitoring the developments between these two countries and holding their breath. The diplomatic relations between Turkey and Russia date back five hundred years
Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on June 27 that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in a letter to Putin, "apologized" for the murder of the Russian pilot. At the same time, Turkish media outlets, particularly the state-run news agency Anadolu, were claiming that the Russians misinterpreted Erdogan's words. Is Russia lost in translation?
What is taking place in Turkey today? And what does it face in the nearest future? Is there any future of the Russia-Turkey relations? How do Turks treat Erdogan? Pravda.Ru Editor-in Chief Inna Novikova discussed these issues with Yakov Kedmi, military expert, former head of the Israeli special service Nativ.
During the presidency of Recep Erdogan, Turkey has undermined relations with its neighbors and major international players and ruined the long-standing friendship with Russia. What is worse, Turkey has become a target for terrorists. Do the recent terrorist attacks symbolize the growing discontent with the political course of President Erdogan?