Eastern Mediterranean

Restoring Order in the Eastern Mediterranean Understanding Turkey's Activism in
Restoring Order in the Eastern Mediterranean: Understanding Turkey's Activism in Libya

Regional and global actors should consider the possibility of Turkey resorting to its hard power. But Turkey’s primary...

Monday, January 13, 2020

Will Libya Have a Negative Impact on Russia-Turkey Relations
Will Libya Have a Negative Impact on Russia-Turkey Relations?

Until recently, Russian media engagement with the Eastern Mediterranean was limited to the situation in Syria, but the...

Thursday, January 2, 2020

The Turkish-Libyan Maritime Deal What Are the Implications
The Turkish-Libyan Maritime Deal: What Are the Implications?

The maritime deal has significantly redrawn boundaries within the Eastern Mediterranean, and will strengthen Turkey’s...

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

Turkey is Essential for the Success of Any Project in
Turkey is Essential for the Success of Any Project in the Eastern Mediterranean

The most reliable route to transfer natural gas from Eastern Mediterranean to European markets go through Turkey. The...

Saturday, August 3, 2019

Turkey s Energy Fight in the Eastern Mediterranean
Turkey’s Energy Fight in the Eastern Mediterranean

Since the early 2000s, Turkey has experienced many ups and downs in its energy fight in the Eastern Mediterranean. Despite...

Saturday, May 11, 2019

Turkey's Drilling Ships to Respond to Injustice in the Eastern
Turkey's Drilling Ships to Respond to Injustice in the Eastern Mediterranean

The sirens of Fatih and Yavuz are now ringing like alarm bells to awake those dreaming about ignoring Ankara and Nicosia...

Thursday, July 25, 2019

Eastern Mediterranean A New Impasse for Turkey-EU Relations
Eastern Mediterranean: A New Impasse for Turkey-EU Relations?

Between Turkey and Europe remains a communication gap and a mutual frustration merely undermining any dialogue for a...

Wednesday, July 24, 2019

US Lifts Arms Embargo on Cyprus But Only Selling Smoke
US Lifts Arms Embargo on Cyprus, But Only Selling Smoke

If anything, the lifting of the arms embargo is no more than a symbolic gesture of solidarity to the Greek Cypriots, as...

Thursday, July 18, 2019

Will Russia Back Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean
Will Russia Back Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Russia and Turkey demonstrate a readiness, in spite of all differences, to hear and respect each other’s interests. This...

Monday, May 27, 2019

Will Eastern Mediterranean Gas Bring Prosperity or Disorder
Will Eastern Mediterranean Gas Bring Prosperity or Disorder?

The most important subject for the Eastern Mediterranean today is the derivation of economic benefit from the resources of...

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Turkey's Legal Position in the Eastern Mediterranean
Turkey's Legal Position in the Eastern Mediterranean

Egypt, Israel and Greece are meeting frequently to focus on partitioning the Eastern Mediterranean without Turkey. But...

Sunday, May 19, 2019

An Iron Curtain on the Eastern Mediterranean Will the US
An Iron Curtain on the Eastern Mediterranean: Will the US Isolate Turkey?

A new cold war was not a development Ankara wished for, nor did Ankara wish for one to begin in the Mediterranean, but if...

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Why the Eastern Mediterranean is of Strategic Importance for Turkey
Why the Eastern Mediterranean is of Strategic Importance for Turkey

Turkey places strategic importance on the Eastern Mediterranean and considers the region as a red line in its foreign...

Monday, May 13, 2019

The S-400 Deadlock Between Turkey and the US
The S-400 Deadlock Between Turkey and the US

Geopolitics 101 says that Turkey and the U.S. have to agree, one way or another, over the issue of S-400s. It seems likely...

Tuesday, April 23, 2019

Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Equation
Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean Gas Equation

It is time for the U.S. to remember its commitment to Turkey within the framework of the NATO partnership and launch a...

Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Cyprus in the Midst of Shifting Tides in the Mediterranean
Cyprus in the Midst of Shifting Tides in the Mediterranean Gas Competition

At the expense of the Turkish Cypriots, a group of seven European Union member states declared their support for the Greek...

Friday, February 8, 2019

Egypt s Energy Activism as a Threat to Security in
Egypt’s Energy Activism as a Threat to Security in the Eastern Mediterranean

Egypt and its allies preferred to exclude the most important countries in the Eastern Mediterranean from the equation....

Friday, January 18, 2019

Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean Energy Equation
Turkey in the Eastern Mediterranean Energy Equation

Even though the other states in the Eastern Mediterranean region have come out against Turkey, the country’s geo-strategic...

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