The rise of the Eurasianist vision in Turkey | Al Monitor

Were Erdogan’s trips to India, Russia, Kuwait and China a message to the United States ahead of his meeting with Trump? Was Erdogan trying to show he has some strong trump cards? Or were the trips the sign of a genuine Eurasian drive? Is Turkey’s Eurasianist leaning driven by economic interests only, or does it signal a structural change in its foreign policy and strategic vision? And if Ankara is serious about a Eurasianist future, which of the four variants will ultimately prevail? How will the mounting power struggle between them affect the state apparatus? The first clues on these critical questions are likely to emerge in the coming weeks.

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Comey did the trick. Comey can go | Colonel Cassad

Overall, the US is trying in the North of Syria to promote its interests through SDF/YPG and to the South – through the NSA. Former “freedom fighters” are now considered as “used condoms” and the dubious right to lead them now divide Turkey and Saudi Arabia. The territory controlled by the Caliphate all parties to the conflict are now considered as a valuable prize, which carries with it the prospects for expanding areas of control. After signing the agreement in Astana, we can expect more active involvement of Syria, Russia and Iran in the race for territorial control.

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Negotiations with Turkey and Germany | Colonel Cassad

From the point of view of strategic goals in the Cold war with the USA, negotiations with Erdogan and Merkel are of secondary importance, as neither erdoğan nor Merkel are unable at this stage to help resolve the fundamental disagreements between Washington and Moscow. So expect real negotiations with the United States, where it will be the final clarification of the relations, after which it will become clear what direction the conflict will develop.

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