urkey’s border security cannot be maintained only by the physical presence of border posts along the border of the country, but needs a holistic approach that requires an efficient border management system and intelligence capacity for pre-emptive measures on both sides of the border.
Turkey on the Silk Road: Infrastructure defines superstructure Given the significance of its geographical position, Turkey, which straddles between Europe and Asia, is one of the most important countries in the project.
urkey has long been in search of strengthening its border security and protecting its military bases, and for sure high value facilities, scattered in the mountains of south eastern Anatolia.
ormer US President Barack Obama had designated Turkey as a model partner in his first term.
specifically and NATO in general, Turkey followed a defense strategy in order to fulfill her defense and security needs in relation to the elimination of threats defined rather statically.
In such a system, the government will not be vulnerable to threats of needless vote of confidence in parliament or partisan political maneuvers designed to extract concessions from the largest party in coalition-type governments, which have been the hallmark of much of Turkey’s modern history.
urkey is rushing towards the April 16 Referendum, which is potentially one of the most important events in the history of its democracy.
A success story in the Syria battlefield: Operation Euphrates Shield Owing largely to the quest for a new pro-active foreign policy direction; Turkey launched Operation Euphrates Shield on August 24 to purge the region from terrorist groups such as the PYD, YPG and DEASH along with the Turkey-backed Free Syrian Army force and Turkish officials confirmed that the 2,200-square-kilometer area has been completely cleared of the DAESH militants.
The dramatic increase in women’s enrollment in higher education has, however, not been mirrored when it comes to employment in Turkey.
It is obvious that Turkey and the Gulf countries are not content with the regional developments.
In the forthcoming period, the US, Russia and Turkey have been expected to confer, particularly about natural gas resources and pipeline routes.
Turkey, like many other states, faces a range of threats today that go beyond conventional violence, touching instead on the complex dependencies built into modern infrastructure, from defense systems, to banks, to electricity and other essential services.