Archive for the ‘Turkey’ Category

Unveiling and Navigating the Somalia-Turkey Defense and Economic Pact

Via Modern Diplomacy, a report on the recent signing of the “Framework Agreement for Defense and Economic Cooperation” between Somalia and Turkey, signifying a shift in the relationship between these two countries in terms of defense and economic partnership: The recent signing of the “Framework Agreement for Defense and Economic Cooperation’‘ between Somalia and Turkey […]

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Central Asia’s Middle Corridor Expansion: Opportunity for China and Iran 

Via Foreign Policy Research Institute, commentary on how the Central Asia’s Middle Corridor expansion presents an opportunity for China and Iran: The sustained attacks on merchant shipping in the Red Sea have given a fresh boost to a budding Central Asian trade network known as the Middle Corridor, whose participant countries recently met to discuss […]

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Baku, Yerevan, and Moscow Clash Over Regional Transit

Via Jamestown Foundation, a report on Armenian-Azerbaijani discussions over regional transit corridors: Frustrations in Baku, Yerevan, and Moscow are growing over delays in Armenian-Azerbaijani peace negotiations, as key differences remain on unblocking regional transit corridors. Azerbaijan remains committed to opening the Zangezur Corridor, while the Kremlin calls for Russian border guards to oversee administration of […]

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Turkey’s Pivot to Central Asia

Via Geopolitical Futures, an article on Turkey’s renewed focus on Central Asia: Last week, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Central Asia twice. He first went to Uzbekistan to attend a summit of the Economic Cooperation Organization and then to Kazakhstan to participate in the 10th anniversary summit of the Organization of Turkic States. The […]

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The Top Middle East Exports by Country

Via Visual Capitalist, a graphical look at the top Middle East exports by country: The Middle East is widely recognized for its significant role in the global energy market. However, countries in the region also foster other substantial industries, including metals, chemicals, and agriculture. The graphic above uses 2021 exports data from The Observatory of Economic […]

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As China Tightens Controls on Graphite, The Hunt Is On for New Supplies.

Courtesy of Barron’s, a look at how Chinese restrictions on graphite may help emerging markets like Brazil, Turkey, Madagascar, and Mauritius which also have reserves: China’s stricter controls over graphite exports mean companies, including electric-vehicle makers such as Tesla, will have to accelerate their search for alterative sources of the mineral. Demand for graphite for use in […]

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