The reorientation of processes towards the market of politics increases, and it becomes inevitable to create an agenda, jargon and rhetoric corresponding to it. The head of the AKP (the Justice and Development Party) and the Turkish state, R.T. Erdogan, who sees the March 31 municipal elections as the most serious challenge in his half-century political career, also follows this.
The meeting between the Turkish head of state and General Abdulfattah Sisi in Cairo on February 14 does not signify a shift in Mr. Erdogan's stance regarding the Muslim Brotherhood worldview. This diplomatic engagement is necessitated by evolving geopolitical dynamics in the region and globally. Turkey's pragmatic response to realpolitik demands underscores the adaptability required in navigating changing balances of power.
Amidst a flurry of media speculation and government discourse, the possibility of Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Turkey on February 12 has garnered international attention. Despite the purported date, official confirmation remains elusive. Discussions surrounding Putin's visit first emerged in August last year following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit to Sochi. However, the visit has since been postponed multiple times, with revived speculation surfacing in early January.
The approval in the Grand National Mejlis of Turkey of its consent to Sweden's membership in NATO was one of the most important events in the history of the Alliance. While the Alliance was building a "Chinese Wall" in front of Russia from Turkey to Sweden, V. Putin let his staunchest ally A. Lukashenko out of St.Petersburg for three days, and also invited him to conduct joint military exercises in the Arctic.