Tag: Turkey

After The Failed Coup Erdogan Moves Toward Rapprochement With Moscow

July 25, 2016

At the end of last week, President Vladimir Putin’s press secretary Dmitry Peskov told reporters that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is to visit the Kremlin at the beginning of August. This will be Erdoğan’s first face-to-face meeting with his Russian counterpart since September 2015. Relations between the two countries, which had been fraying over the course […]

Five Hospitals And Two Schools Hit By Suspected Russian Airstrikes In Syria

February 15, 2016

Live Updates: Three hospitals in rebel-held areas of Syria have been struck this morning, causing heavy civilian casualties. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

After Flawed Ceasefire Agreement, Air Strikes Continue In Syria

February 12, 2016

Live Updates: The agreement reached last night in Munich offered delivered an immediate, nor a comprehensive ceasefire. On the morning after, Russian and regime forces continue to conduct air strikes on populated areas. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

Russia Claims That US A-10s, Not Russian Jets Bombed Aleppo Yesterday

February 11, 2016

Live Updates: The Russian Ministry of Defence claims that American attack jets bombed Aleppo city yesterday and pre-emptively blamed Russia for destruction. These claims do not add up very well… The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.

As Pressure Mounts On Aleppo, Russia Conducts Air Strikes Across Syria

February 5, 2016

Live Updates: Thousands of people are trying to flee the north of the Aleppo region into Turkey as fighting rages between rebel fighters and pro-regime forces. Meanwhile Russian jets have conducted air strikes on rebel-held settlements across the country. The previous post in our Putin in Syria column can be found here.