Vladimir Telnov: Strengthening Of Russia's Presence In The Middle East To Undermine Attitudes Of “Daesh”

Active military support of the regime of Bashar al-Assad on the part of the Russian Federation could lead to the release of the Syrian territory from the militants so-called “IS” (“Daesh”). However, this progression of events may force the terrorists to change the tactics of struggle and to move its operations to other countries, including Central Asia. Such an opinion was expressed by the expert of the Eurasian Integration Institute Vladimir Telnov in the interview for the portal ORTCOM.KZ.

Erdoğan’s Delicate Visit to Brussels

By Marc Pierini

On October 4–6, the Turkish president, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will be in Brussels for a long-planned visit to Belgium. The trip occurs in the midst of a major international crisis, as Russia is getting in on the act in Syria and asylum seekers continue to surge toward Europe. The visit also comes at a very troubled time in Turkey, where on November 1 a parliamentary election will be held amid a spiral of violence and a sharp deterioration of the rule of law.