Russia / Turkey

Putin and Erdogan will meet after 7 months of tensions

Two days ago, sources close to the office of Russian President Vladimir Putin announced that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan sent a letter of apology to Putin for the downing of a Russian fighter jet on November 24 2015.  Today, the two presidents spoke on the phone in an attempt to renew bilateral relations.


Clashes and attacks in Turkey’s southeast adds to spiral of violence

This morning, a car bomb hit an armored police transport vehicle in Dicle, which is in Turkey’s south eastern Diyarbakir province. The blast killed one policeman and injured seven additional people, six of whom were civilians. The strength of the explosion was so great that it damaged surrounding roads and buildings; security forces subsequently began …

Israel / Turkey

Turkey and Israel reach a deal for normalizing relations

After Turkish and Israeli delegations met in Rome on June 26, it was announced that they had reached a deal for normalizing relations. This deal comes after 6 years of strained ties  following the Israeli attack on the Mari Marmara ship that was a part of the “Gaza Freedom Flotilla”.


“Turexit“after Brexit?

Recently, Turkish President, Recep Tayyip Erdogan suggested that a referendum on whether the nation should proceed with its accession to the EU, should occur in Turkey in the near future.