By Amberin Zaman, Al-Monitor
Electoral politics in Turkey — steadily fading with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s determined march toward one-man rule — has charged back with a vengeance. In the past few days, the country’s secular, main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) delighted Erodgan critics when it “loaned” 15 of its lawmakers to the fellow oppositionist Good Party in a gambit aimed at ensuring the latter’s participation in the June 24 snap election.
An unwanted incident in the Aegean could easily escalate into a military confrontation.
By: Thomas Seibert, The Arab Weekly
Greek-Turkish relations are at their most tense in modern times.
By: Yavuz Baydar, The Arab Weekly
The biggest uncertainty regarding the relations between Turkey and Greece involves Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and whether his ambitions are fuelling renewed claims to Greek isles, the New York Times (NYT) wrote on Saturday.
by Uzay Bulut, Gatestone Institute
The most recent escalation in tensions exposes that rather than coming to terms with their old rivalry, tensions between the old foes continue to surface
By Yeni Safak
By Editorial Board of Daily Sabah
Tensions have been growing between Turkey and Greece in recent months. After years of peaceful coexistence, the long-forgotten hostilities of the 1990s are threatening to reemerge.
Greece and Turkey have never been closer to war than they are today, Yiannis Baboulias said in an analysis for Foreign Policy.
By Paul Craig Roberts
The criminally insane governments of the US, UK, and France are sending a flotilla of missile ships, submarines, and an aircraft carrier to attack Syria in the face of Russian warnings. What is the likely outcome of this outrageous act of agression based entirely on an orchestrated and transparent lie, an act of reckless aggression that is more irresponsible and more dangerous than anything done by the demonized Nazi regime in Germany?
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on April 9 was unmoved in the face of the sliding Turkish lira (TRY), reiterating unorthodox monetary policies that have unnerved many investors and repeating his hard-nosed insistence that interest rates need to be lowered to “save” investors.