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Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota

On 14 December US Defence Secretary Leon Panetta signed a decision about the deployment in Turkey of two batteries of the Patriot anti-ballistic missile system and 400 troops as personnel, auxiliary and intelligence services.

Analyses | | Justyna Gotkowska

On 4 December, the NATO ministers of foreign affairs declared their solidarity for their fellow NATO-member Turkey in detering threats it is facing and defending it in the context of repeated violations of Turkey’s territory. The…

Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz

On 7 November, without giving any reasons, the Iraqi government withdrew its permission for TPAO, the largest state-owned Turkish oil company, to explore oil in the deposits near Basra. The consortium of which TPAO was a member was…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

Since mid-September, a hunger strike has been conducted in several prisons in Turkey by about 700 prisoners; they are Kurds, who are demanding the right to defend themselves in court in their mother tongue, and that lawyers be admitted…

Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz, Witold Rodkiewicz

On 10 October, Turkey forced a Syrian aircraft which was flying through its airspace on the way from Moscow to Damascus to land in Ankara and inspected its cargo. The Turkish authorities suspected that the plane was illegally…

Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz, Krzysztof Strachota
On 3 October, Turkey shelled Syrian troops stationed close to the border for the first time since the beginning of the crisis in Syria. It launched a few more artillery attacks over the next days. This was Ankara’s response to mortar…
Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz

On 21 September, a Turkish court sentenced 325 representatives of the Turkish army (including 89 generals and admirals, 24 of whom are in active service) to between 13 and 20 years in prison for taking part in a conspiracy, codenamed…

Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

On 17 September Turkey for the first time in its history issued five and a half year Islamic bonds (a financial instrument called sukuk) worth US$1.5 billion. The bonds were hugely popular with foreign investors – the demand…

OSW Commentary | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

The Southern Gas Corridor is a European Commission initiative with the aim of facilitating the diversification of the routes and sources of gas imported into Europe in the hope of reducing the EU’s dependence on Russia. Although the…

OSW Commentary | | Szymon Ananicz

Turkey's intention to boycott Cyprus presidency of the Council of the EU in the second half of 2012 is a logical consequence of Ankara's policy of not recognising the Republic of Cyprus. The boycott will have a negative but limited…