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Piracy like Actions of Germany and the EU in the Eastern Mediterranean

Piracy like Actions of Germany and the EU in the Eastern Mediterranean

On 22nd November 2020, morning hours, German Sachsen Class (Type 124) multi-purpose frigate Hamburg operating under the tactical command of Greek Commodore T Micropoulos, in the EU-led Operation Irini has interrogated the Turkish container vessel MV Roseline-A carrying food and paint supplies to Libya in the area 100 miles off the Benghazi Coast.
Contradictions at the heart of the political deadlock in the Eastern Mediterranean

Contradictions at the heart of the political deadlock in the Eastern Mediterranean

Contradictions at the heart of the political deadlock in the Eastern Mediterranean
Confrontations, the balance of power and Turkey’s next steps in the Blue Homeland

Confrontations, the balance of power and Turkey’s next steps in the Blue Homeland

The tension that escalated in the wake of the seismic/drilling activities conducted by Turkey within its legal maritime jurisdiction in Eastern Mediterranean was a part of broader problems resulting from Greece’s efforts to increase its territorial waters.
How were the foundations of the Blue Homeland laid?

How were the foundations of the Blue Homeland laid?

Although the West defines Turkey's reconnection to the open seas 'Neo-Ottomanism', Turkey's Blue Homeland Doctrine is a 21st century geopolitical reality originally outlined by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk as a survival necessity for the democratic, secular republic whose borders are drawn in accordance with the universal law of the sea and reinforced by state practices.
The US’ ‘Accidental’ Attack On The Turkish Navy

The US’ ‘Accidental’ Attack On The Turkish Navy

October has regularly been a month of important events in Turkish history. This month reminds us of such events as the Armistice of Mudanya (October 11th 1922) and the Proclamation of the Turkish Republic (October 29th 1923), filling us with pride-- but it is also a month of grief and misfortune as well.
“Blue Homeland” triumphs at the UN

“Blue Homeland” triumphs at the UN

The Turkish Defense Ministry announced that the United Nations (UN) has registered a memorandum between Turkey and Libya on the demarcation of maritime borders.
What is Macron really planning in the Eastern Mediterranean?

What is Macron really planning in the Eastern Mediterranean?

Bilateral relations between France and Turkey have always fluctuated - however, lately, they have hit rock bottom
Turkey must choose: The dollar or the Eastern Mediterranean

Turkey must choose: The dollar or the Eastern Mediterranean

Shortly after Friedman published his article, a development unseen since the Cold War era took place...
Washington’s wasted efforts in the Eastern Mediterranean

Washington’s wasted efforts in the Eastern Mediterranean

The US is wasting effort by pitting neighbors on each other and contributing to instability in the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean
Revisionism and Neo-Ottomanism in the Eastern Mediterranean

Revisionism and Neo-Ottomanism in the Eastern Mediterranean

The two central concepts constantly emphasized by Turkey's opponents are revisionism and Neo-Ottomanism
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