The Erdogan-Putin Summit: Russia Counts the Cost

So Turkey and Russia have a ceasefire in Syria. Russian military intervention, which the Putin rĂ©gime was warned against by those with some foresight, has led to endless complications and distractions for the Kremlin at a time when nothing much has been going well. Yet the siege mentality epitomised in commentary on "deep state" television … Continue reading The Erdogan-Putin Summit: Russia Counts the Cost

War with Russia? Turkey’s Dilemma, Russian Unease

Ever since President Erdogan sent in 10,000 troops to forestall the annihilation of the Syrian opposition in north-western Syria, he has faced the very present danger that his men would come into direct collision with Russia, Assad's protector. Erdogan is now paying the price for sidling up to the Russians, placing orders for military aircraft … Continue reading War with Russia? Turkey’s Dilemma, Russian Unease