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Iranian President Hassan Rouhani, Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan meet at the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, Feb. 14, 2019. Sergei Chirikov/Pool via REUTERS
7 Mar 2019 19:04

Hamidreza Azizi

For Iran, the Latest Sochi Summit Was Not Just About Syria

On Feb. 14, the presidents of Russia, Iran and Turkey held a summit in the Russian Black Sea resort of Sochi to discuss the latest developments in Syria and coordinate their activities in the war-torn country. The summit — the fourth of its kind within the framework of the Astana Peace ...

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L), Iranian President Hassan Rouhani (C) and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) attend a press conference after meeting in Tehran on September 7, 2018
13 Sep 2018 21:05

Hamidreza Azizi

Tehran Summit and the Future of the Iranian-Turkish-Russian Triangle

On September 7, Tehran, hosted the latest round of talks between the Iranian, Russian and Turkish presidents within the framework of the “Astana Peace Process” regarding Syria. As it was the case in their previous meetings, all of the three heads of states reaffirmed their joint commitment ...

 
Iran
16 Apr 2018 07:56

Hamidreza Azizi & Mostafa Najafi

Iranian-Turkish-Russian Triangle in Syria

Long before taking the form of modern nation-states, Iran, Russia, and Turkey had a long imperial history. All the three countries have in some periods experienced levels of Western influence, but none has been completely gone under the domination of the west and as such, the West has never recognized ...

 
In this photograph taken on December 23, 2017, Afghan school children play at an open-air school at the Gambiri Refugee Camp in Laghman province
16 Feb 2018 12:59

Hesamoddin Hojjatzadeh

Crisis of Afghan Turk Schools

Closing down of the so-called Afghan Turk schools in various cities of Afghanistan by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) over past months has turned into a hot topic in political and diplomatic circles and also among experts. At the present time, this issue has become more complicated after ...

 
Iran
2 Jan 2018 21:21

Seth Frantzman

The New Middle East Crisis: Iran's Growing Relationships

“Both Russia and Turkey think the decision of the U.S. to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel is not helping the situation in the Middle East,” Russian president Vladimir Putin said during a December 11 press conference in Ankara. The leaders were meeting for the eighth time in ...

 
Russian sappers welcomed at the International Mine Action Centre of the Russian Armed Forces near the village of Nakhabino; on December 11, 2017 Russia
25 Dec 2017 22:38

Hamidreza Azizi & Yulia Sveshnikova

War of Interests for Peace in Syria

Optimists in the media have already dubbed the negotiations between Vladimir Putin, Hassan Rouhani and Recep Erdogan that took place on November 22, 2017 in Sochi a landmark event, calling it a “Breakthrough in the Syrian question thanks to the Moscow–Tehran–Ankara axis.” But ...

 
Russian President Vladimir Putin (L) shakes hands with Egyptian President Abdel Fattah el-Sisi (R) during their meeting on December 11, 2017 in Cairo, Egypt
23 Dec 2017 15:11

Hamidreza Azizi

Three Reasons why Putin’s Visits to Egypt and Turkey Were Important

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s quick tour to three Middle Eastern countries on December 11 was in fact a symbol of how quickly Russia has managed to regain the influence it used to enjoy in the region. The big picture of the trip was overshadowed by Putin’s unannounced visit to Russia’...

 
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu (L) and Azerbaijani Minister of Culture and Tourism Abulfaz Garayev (2nd L) attend the opening ceremony of Contemporary Turkish Painters Exhibition held for 25th anniversary of the diplomatic relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan in Baku, Azerbaijan on September 06, 2017
20 Sep 2017 23:37

Mohsen Pakaeen

Turkish Cultural Influence in Azerbaijan

The collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 created a great opportunity for Turkey to be fully present in the five republics of Central Asia and the Caucasus - Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. In fact, Turkey, as the only Turkish- speaking country in the world, has tried ...

 
Russia
29 May 2017 08:54

Çağdaş Duman

Shanghai Cooperation Organization And Turkey

For the first time in history, an empire, Russian Soviet Federative Socialist Republic (RSFSR), collapsed by not giving a great battle. So, nations separated from RSFSR have been independent without waging war.  Nations which gained independency at the end of the collapse process of RSFSR that ...

 
7th Meeting of ECO Council of Heads of Customs Administrations at Hotel Espinas in Tehran, Iran on October 19, 2016
25 Jan 2017 08:57

Saadat Hassan

Pakistan and ECO: Potentials for Developing a More Active Regional Block

  The ECO is an intergovernmental organization consists of three Asia countries and seven Eurasian nations established in 1985 by Iran, Pakistan and Turkey for the purpose of promoting economic, technical and cultural cooperation among the Member States and its common objective is to create a ...

 
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets the crowd who gathered in front of his residence in Kisikli to protest against Parallel State/Gulenist Terrorist Organization
19 Jul 2016 08:35

Jafar Haghpanah

What Turkey's Bungled Putsch Had for Iran and the Middle East?

Analysis of Turkey’s botched coup attempt is very important not simply because of geographical and spiritual propinquity of this incident to Iran as well as cultural, social, political, economic and security ties between the two nations, but also because of its regional consequences and its ...