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"During the purges of the blow fell on the "atlantists"" what is today the Turkish military machine

Relations between Moscow and Ankara over the past year and a half have gone from the brink of war to of almost open military Alliance. That all changed after a failed military coup in the summer of 2016, and today military cooperation with Moscow is considered to be one of the priorities of Turkish policy. Ahead of the visit to Russia of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan "" interviewed one of the leading military expert, chief editor of Moscow Defense Brief Mikhail Barabanov, the editor of the book "the Turkish war machine: the Strength and weakness", prepared for publication by the Moscow Center for analysis of strategies and technologies (tsast).

09-03-2017 admin 3026 0

The Syrian army will curb the appetites of the "Shield of the Euphrates"
Проект: Civil war in Syria: preliminary conclusions and lessons

Under the mediation of Moscow, the Kurds and Damascus agreed to establish a buffer zone on the way to the Turkish offensive.

09-03-2017 admin 2471 0

Why the Kurds teamed up with the Syrian army against Turkey

Syrian Kurds in coordination with Moscow ceded the Western front near the town of Manbij government forces. This will allow them to separate from the Pro-Turkish groups buffer zone and to concentrate efforts on the fight against ISIS.

06-03-2017 admin 3010 0

Astana will not stand three of them. Before the talks on Syria, Russia made a bid for Alliance with Turkey

Preparation for negotiations on the Syrian settlement in Astana, scheduled for January 23, has entered a decisive stage. In determining the future of Syria a leading position secured the three regional players — Russia, Turkey and Iran. However, after the announcement of a truce on the Syrian front within the triangle of Moscow—Ankara—Teheran has formed a new Alliance — Russia-Turkey. For the first time of the conflict, Ankara and Moscow are conducting joint operations against the "Islamic state", which is not covered by the ceasefire. The Alliance with Ankara was crucial, allowing us to solve several tasks: to give the West the initiative in the Syrian settlement, and in addition, to limit Iran's role, the task of which is to obtain the results of negotiations in Astana guarantees the indefinite perpetuation in power of Bashar al-Assad.

13-01-2017 admin 2241 0

Discomfort zones: a truce or partition Syria into spheres of influence?
Проект: Civil war in Syria: preliminary conclusions and lessons

Russia, Turkey and Iran are preparing to sign a deal on the division of Syria into informal zones of influence, reported Reuters.

31-12-2016 admin 2371 0

"Prevented the collapse of the Syrian state"

The Board of the Ministry of defence for the year defense Minister Sergei Shoigu reported to the President on the results of operations in Syria and stressed that the Russian military has fulfilled its basic objectives in the country. Respondents "Газетой.Ru" experts believe that now is a good time for a political settlement of the situation, however, given the peculiarities of the conflict and the number of participating regional players war for Russia may be delayed for years.

24-12-2016 admin 2329 0

New Syrian axis
Проект: Civil war in Syria: preliminary conclusions and lessons

Someone would say that evacuation operation in Aleppo, despite some last minute problems, will be held thanks to the cooperation of Turkey, Russia and Iran? And that the coalition led by the USA will not be included in this process?

22-12-2016 admin 1850 0

A new crisis in relations with Russia could erupt in the sea

The Director of the Forum TÜSIAD foreign policy Hakan Yilmaz noted that the new crisis in relations of Russia and Turkey may occur because of Cyprus.

22-12-2016 admin 1994 0

The murder of the Ambassador and the Syrian question: what will the tragedy in Ankara

On Monday evening the 19th of December in the Turkish capital, was killed by Russian Ambassador Andrei Karlov. The diplomat spoke at the opening of the exhibition, when standing behind him the young man suddenly pulled out a gun and opened fire first into the air, then the bullet is for the bullet to Charles, shouting "Allah Akbar!", "Remember Aleppo!", "Remember Syria!".

21-12-2016 admin 2172 0

The murder of Andrew Charles: and was waiting for gingerbread?

I'm intentionally not going to put forward the version about who exactly was behind the murder of Andrei Gennadiyevich Karlov, of blessed memory. There is an investigation, the police of Ankara and counterintelligence tight work out of when shot during the arrest of the murderer of the Russian Ambassador — Mevlut of Altıntaş, 22-the summer native of the province of Aydin, a graduate of the police Academy in Izmir in 2014 and is currently serving in the Metropolitan special forces of the Ministry of internal Affairs.

20-12-2016 Pankratenko Igor N. 1893 0

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