Reasons behind Turkey’s Gradual Change of Foreign Policy

Reasons behind Turkey’s Gradual Change of Foreign Policy

TEHRAN (Basirat)- Ankara intends to improve its relations with Syria and Iraq in the region and at the same time control the developments of Kurdish-populated areas. The role that the Islamic Republic and Russia can play regarding this issue is the main reason behind the Ankara’s new regional policy.
Strategic alignment and diplomatic convergence

Strategic alignment and diplomatic convergence

TEHRAN (Basirat)- Along with many of other domestic and foreign determinants, international agreements also play a major role in determining the fate of the war as well as Iran’s interests. Therefore, Iran’ s diplomatic apparatus, after clinching a lasting nuclear deal with six world powers, both tried to keep the US neutral as much as possible and also boost its cooperation with Russia in the fields of defense and foreign policy.
Will US return to region? From words to action

Will US return to region? From words to action

TEHRAN (Basirat)- Then some important questions here are: Will Washington return to have a direct military presence in the region? Will it leave the region slowly? And what approach will the US presidential candidates take toward the region if elected?
Hezbollah’s nature, emergence and objectives

Hezbollah’s nature, emergence and objectives

TEHRAN (Basirat)- The resistance movements enjoy a religious identity with an inclination toward Islamic strength while the Saudis enjoy a tribal identity (with no religious or democratic tendency).
Evolution or acknowledgment of failure in Turkey’s strategic depth ambition

Evolution or acknowledgment of failure in Turkey’s strategic depth ambition

TEHRAN (Basirat)- Having dispute with the Turkish President Recep Tayyib Erdogan and being responsible for political failure of Turkey’s policies in the region as well as the country’s stalling economic growth each can stand as a reason for Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s resignation.
Aleppo war is Syria's battle of destiny

Aleppo war is Syria's battle of destiny

TEHRAN (Basirat)- The province is vital for the warring parties as it determines the destiny of the ongoing war in the Arab country. Maybe the reason behind the failure to establish a permanent truce there is that the strategically important province dictates something else to the both sides.
Supporting Iraqi government only way out of problems

Supporting Iraqi government only way out of problems

TEHRAN (Basirat)- The Iraqi government is no less involved in corruption compared to the corrupt and inefficient governments of some Arab states. But today these are the problems of the government which have highlighted issues like corruption and inefficiency of the administration in the eyes of people.
Obama’s visit to Riyadh resulted in no major achievements for Arab states
Analyst:

Obama’s visit to Riyadh resulted in no major achievements for Arab states

TEHRAN (Basirat)- Reza Mirabian, an Iranian expert on Saudi affairs, is of the opinion that US President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Saudi Arabia resulted in no major achievements for the Persian Gulf Arab states.
Saudi Regime Seeking Tensions in Lebanon: Analyst

Saudi Regime Seeking Tensions in Lebanon: Analyst

TEHRAN (Basirat) – A senior Lebanese political analyst said the recent move by the Riyadh regime to close offices of its news channels in Beirut under the excuse of security concerns is part of a US-Israeli plot to create tensions in Lebanon.
Who is the true supporter of the Kurds?

Who is the true supporter of the Kurds?

TEHRAN,(Basirat)- The Islamic Republic of Iran’s support for Kurds traces its roots in historical and ethnic unity of the Kurdish race as an inseparable part of Iranian identity and that this support is not at all temporary and based on political expediency.
Balance of power based on safeguarding regional states’ territorial borders

Balance of power based on safeguarding regional states’ territorial borders

TEHRAN,(Basirat)- The recent visit by Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Tehran can be referred to as an organized effort aimed at safeguarding Turkey’s territorial integrity in the geopolitical future of the Western Asia region.
Yemen; Confrontation between ideology and military power

Yemen; Confrontation between ideology and military power

TEHRAN,(Basirat)- Today, we are witnessing a confrontation between the power of military action and ideology in Yemen. On one side, there are Ansarullah revolutionary fighters who have relied on their soft power stemmed from an attractive national and religious ideology. On the other is an American-Saudi coalition which is trying, via resorting to military and hard power, to defeat them.
Syria’s fragile ceasefire

Syria’s fragile ceasefire

TEHRAN,(Basirat)- Although the ceasefire initiative is a result of a US-Russian secret deal and that it can improve Syria’s unstable situation to some extent, its continuation will be faced with some challenges and problems in the long-term run.
US pressure policy on Iraq to blackmail Al-Abadi

US pressure policy on Iraq to blackmail Al-Abadi

TEHRAN,(Basirat)- While the Iraqi government forces are making major gains against terrorist groups across the Arab country, the US is employing the policy of pressure and blackmail against government of Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to push ahead with its new plan to partition Iraq.
Basirat News and Analysis Website Hosts Round-Table Discussion on Syria Crisis

Basirat News and Analysis Website Hosts Round-Table Discussion on Syria Crisis

TEHRAN,(Basirat)- Saudi Arabia and Turkey decided to refrain from deploying their ground forces in Syria after they were faced with Russia and Iran’s severe reaction
Daesh and like-minded Takfiri groups are anarchistic, rebellious

Daesh and like-minded Takfiri groups are anarchistic, rebellious

TEHRAN,(Basirat)- Daesh (also known as ISIL) and other Wahhabi-Takfiri groups are strongly anarchistic and rebellious and that their survival heavily hinges upon adventurism and expansionism, not peace and stability.
Color revolutions and terrorism, two sides of US unilateralism

Color revolutions and terrorism, two sides of US unilateralism

TEHRAN,(Basirat)-the US strategy in those parts of the world, where there are deep historical and religious traditions against liberalism and western culture and that such ancient histories and national-religious customs have created a strong immunity against America’s short-sighted cultural-intellectual infiltration, is called “destruction and infiltration” which replaces “infiltration and transmutation strategy” in color revolutions.
Suspension of Geneva III and ambiguity in Feb. 25 peace talks

Suspension of Geneva III and ambiguity in Feb. 25 peace talks

TEHRAN, (Basirat)- The US and the United Nations (UN) will be able to prepare the ground for peace and stability in Syria only when they view the fight against Daesh as an idealistic approach both in terms of military and a genuine alliance against the Takfiri group in the Arab country; otherwise, an anti-ISIL coalition will create and strengthen groups which share similar ideologies with the terrorist group.
The Nature of Russia’s military presence in Syria

The Nature of Russia’s military presence in Syria

TEHRAN,(Basirat)- Russia views terrorism as a threat to its national security. It also considers intensification of terror-related activities in Afghanistan, Central Asia, Caucasus and its peripheral areas a warning for its security. Russia is directly exposed to threat of terrorism due to Syria’s developments.
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