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Turkey performed a U-turn by announcing that it would allow Iraqi Kurdistan forces to cross its territory on the way to Kobane.
Turkey is likely to continue its efforts to impose on the United States its terms regarding participation in the coalition against IS.
The construction of the second branch of the Baku–Tbilisi–Erzurum gas pipeline began on 20 September in Baku.
Despite the relatively restrained policy in the Middle East, Turkey still faces serious threats resulting from the conflicts in Syria and Iraq.
The informal system of power focused around Erdogan will cause Turkey to continue drifting away from the standards of liberal democracy.
The fact that intelligence information has been obtained from Turkey indicates that Germany has applied double standards towards its partners within NATO.
Turkey is strategically and irreversibly entangled in the Middle East’s problems, which are an important factor affecting the transformation of the state.
Turkey’s decision marks a change in its policy towards jihadists. Until recently, Ankara had turned a blind eye on their presence.
Western firms are withdrawing from projects linked to the Southern Corridor probably due to the declining commercial attractiveness of these projects.
Unlocking the potential of the northern Iraqi deposits will strengthen Turkey’s position as an essential part of the Kurdistan Region’s economy.