Tag: turkmen

Turkey and Russia – A Showdown With Dramatic Consequences For Syria, NATO, And The Middle East

December 9, 2015

It’s been nearly two weeks since a Turkish jet shot down a Russian medium bomber in Syria, and the rhetoric from the two countries continues to escalate. Will the fight between Turkey and Russia destabilize the Middle East? What is Turkey’s “red line” in Syria? What is the potential fallout from this conflict? Will Turkey […]

Central Asians in Today’s Russian Army Might Not Fight for Moscow, Turkmen Journalist Says

January 14, 2015

Staunton, January 12 – Both the tsarist and Soviet armies had at various points units consisting of Muslim soldiers, and these units fought well. But if Moscow allows Central Asians to serve in the Russian army and even forms “Muslim battalions,” it is far from clear whether these units would be willing to fight for […]