Analysis & Commentary


9th December 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

Turkey Is ‘Setting Up Cards’ For A Dangerous New Game With Russia — And The Winner Could Be ISIS

Boris Zilberman, Merve Tahiroglu

Turkey's decision to deploy a limited number of troops to a military base near the ISIS stronghold of Mosul, Iraq, last weekend was quickly condemned by leading Iraqi officials who called the incursion a violation of Iraqi sovereignty.

9th December 2015 - Quoted by Alessandria Masi - International Business Times

Turkey, Russia, Iraq And Syria

Jonathan Schanzer

Oil has long been the dark, viscous gold fueling the Islamic State group’s vicious insurgency. As the group known as ISIS has captured broad swaths of Iraq and Syria, it has financed the purchase of arms and recruits in large part by seizing fertile oil fields, harvesting revenues reaching...

7th December 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

Russia Appears to Have ‘Gone Ballistic’ in Syria — and It May Be Helping ISIS

Boris Zilberman, Tony Badran

Russia is showing no signs that it intends to forgive and forget Turkey's decision to down a Russian warplane two weeks ago.

4th December 2015 - Körber Forum

Auf dem Weg zu einem kurdischen Staat?

Aykan Erdemir

Lange Zeit galten die Hoffnungen der Kurden auf einen eigenen Staat als aussichtslos. Durch die aktuellen Entwicklungen in Nahost kommt Bewegung in die »kurdische Frage« – nicht zuletzt auch, weil die Peshmerga im Kampf gegen den IS zum zentralen Partner des Westens geworden sind. Wie...

3rd December 2015 - Tablet Magazine

Understanding Syria: Whose Side Are We On, Anyway?

Tony Badran

The White House and the Kremlin are currently working in parallel toward a common objective in Syria: cutting off support to Syrian rebels fighting the Assad regime by closing the Turkish-Syrian border.

3rd December 2015 - Syndicated

The John Batchelor Show

Boris Zilberman

FDD deputy director for research Boris Zilberman discusses the broken relationship between Russia and Turkey.

2nd December 2015 - The Wall Street Journal

How Turkey’s Porous Border With Syria Ties Into Islamic State Financing

Jonathan Schanzer

Turkey must “do more within its own territory, so it controls its border, which it has not done effectively since [Islamic State] first arose,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter told the House Armed Services Committee on Tuesday.

2nd December 2015 - 512 New Media

The Sam Malone Show

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford D. May comments on Russian actions in Syria, Turkey, and the battle against ISIS.

2nd December 2015 - Politico Europe

Erdoğan Gags Turkey

Aykan Erdemir

In May 2015, soon after Can Dündar was appointed as editor-in-chief of Turkey’s center-left Cumhuriyet daily, he made journalism history by exposing in detail the weapons and ammunitions that Turkish intelligence was transporting to proxies in Syria.

1st December 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

Erdogan Has a Trump Card Against Putin That Would Transform the Syrian War

Boris Zilberman

Following the downing of a Russian warplane last week by Turkey, Russia has shown no signs of letting up on its military operations near the Turkish-Syrian border.

1st December 2015 - FOX Business

Mornings with Maria

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah discusses the meeting between Presidents Obama and Putin.

1st December 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

John Hannah

FDD senior counselor John Hannah comments on Turkey, ISIS, and Russia.

30th November 2015 - Interviewed by Vocal Europe

Monday Talk with Aykan Erdemir on EU-Turkey Summit

Aykan Erdemir

Vocal Europe: Underlying what happened last week where a Russian warplane was pulled down by Turkish security forces, how do you see the future of Turkey-Russia relations in short-, and mid-term; and to what extend this had an impact on the Turkey-EU Summit on November 29?

30th November 2015 - Quoted by Natasha Bertrand - Business Insider

Putin’s Latest Message to Turkey Could ‘Spin Any Future Incident Beyond Control’

Boris Zilberman

Russia has reportedly equipped its warplanes flying in Syria with air-to-air missiles for self-defense for the first time, Reuters reported on Monday, citing Russian news agencies.

30th November 2015 - BBC

Newsday

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer discusses the strained relations between Russia and Turkey.

30th November 2015 - FOX Business

Lou Dobbs Tonight

Clifford D. May

FDD President Clifford May on the Paris climate change summit, President Obama’s strategy for fighting ISIS and his meeting with Vladimir Putin.

28th November 2015 - FOX News

America’s New HQ

Mark Dubowitz

FDD Executive Director Mark Dubowitz comments on the situation in Syria and tensions between Turkey and Russia.

27th November 2015 - CNN

CNN Newsroom

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross discusses the fractured relationship between Putin & Erdogan.

27th November 2015 - CTV

CTV News

Jonathan Schanzer

FDD VP for Research Jonathan Schanzer comments on tensions between Turkey and Russia continue to mount after Turkey shot down a Russia warplane.

26th November 2015 - CNN

CNN Newsroom

Daveed Gartenstein-Ross

FDD senior fellow Daveed Gartenstein-Ross comments on the evolving situation between Russia and Turkey.

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