Putin and Erdogan Make Up in Istanbul, To a Point

by Dorian Jones Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan are keen to demonstrate their political friendship is back on track. But behind the smiles and shared jokes during their October 10 meeting in Istanbul, the… Continue Reading

Turkey, Russia: Ties Worsen Over Downed Turkish Helicopter

by Dorian Jones Kurdish rebels’ “game-changing” downing of a Turkish attack helicopter with a Russian-made missile could further intensify still simmering hostilities between Ankara and Moscow. Coming nearly six months after Turkish jets’ downing of a Russian bomber operating from… Continue Reading

Turkey-Russia Antagonism Playing Out in Karabakh

by Dorian Jones The enmity that has been building between Turkey and Russia is spilling over into the Karabakh conflict. Heavy fighting in Karabakh between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces on April 2-5 marked the bloodiest point of the decades-long conflict… Continue Reading