8 December 2022
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    Has Ukraine war given Erdogan free hand at home? / Pinar TremblayTuesday 3 May 2022

    Has Ukraine war given Erdogan free hand at home? / Pinar Tremblay

    Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might be aiming to tighten his grip on the domestic front, taking advantage of Ankara’s rising profile amid the Russian invasion of Ukraine.

    Erdogan eyes Israeli and Iraqi gas and targets Kurds amid Ukraine war / Turkmen TerziSaturday 23 April 2022

    Erdogan eyes Israeli and Iraqi gas and targets Kurds amid Ukraine war / Turkmen Terzi

    The ongoing war in Ukraine poses great economic and security risks to Turkey, with Russian troops controlling large stretches of Ukraine’s Black Sea coast and Turkey’s investments with both Russia and Ukraine already at risk. Due to his close relationship with Vladimir Putin, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has had to navigate Turkey’s foreign policy during the war with extreme caution. On the other hand, the Turkish leader is pursuing a policy of radical pragmatism targeting Kurds in northern Iraq while negotiating with Israel and Iraq’s autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) to transport oil and gas to Europe via Turkey.