The Social Democrat politician was against sanctions on Russia in 2014. Now he has to decide whether Germany can send Leopard tanks to help Ukraine challenge Russia.
Türkiye has been a top mediating force between Ukraine and Russia, while developing different reconciliation paths with countries from Israel to Egypt.
A recent trilateral meeting between Türkiye, Azerbaijan and Turkmenistan has shown that Ankara can play a critical role in connecting gas-rich Turkic Central Asia with the West.
Russian airfields, one of them just a few hours’ drive from Moscow, have been hit by drones. Do they expose Russia’s defence vulnerabilities?
EU Council President Charles Michel’s upcoming visit to China shows that energy-starved Europe wants to secure economic ties with Beijing.
Russia is still Europe's largest diesel supplier despite the EU reducing its reliance on Russian fuel by 50 percent following Moscow's February attack on Ukraine,
Kherson is one of the strategic regions located between the Russian-occupied Crimean Peninsula and eastern Ukraine. The Russian retreat might mean the end of Moscow’s aim to reach Odessa and further southwest Ukraine.
Amnesty says it has been told by civilians they had endured "abusive screening processes" – known as filtration – which sometimes resulted in arbitrary detention, torture and other ill-treatment.
Moscow has long sought to build alternate gas routes such as Türkiye to supply energy to Western countries and decrease its dependency on European pipeline tracks.
As China phases down on the usage of coal energy, Moscow sees an opportunity to decrease its dependence on Western buyers and make a pivot toward Chinese markets.
Danish and Swedish authorities have wrapped up their probe into the sabotage of the pipelines, with analysts saying findings won’t be made public any time soon.
A project to make Türkiye an energy hub would require additional investments that need to be worked out, says Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
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