August 2015

Duda on Top of Russian Threat

By Vadim Trukhachev

Poland sees Russia as a pre-eminent threat. This has been the essence of speeches made by Andrzej Duda, the newly appointed President who has called for additional security guarantees from NATO and has plans to create an anti-Russian bloc within the organization alongside other Eastern European countries. Given Duda’s attitude, it would seem that Russian–Polish relations could deteriorate even further, while tensions in the Baltic–Black Sea Region as a whole will increase sharply.

Çolakoğlu: “Mutual trust and cooperation between China and Turkey are a prerequisite to resolving the Uyghur Issue"

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By Emre Tunç Sakaoğlu

Turkish Weekly conducted an elaborate interview with Vice President of USAK and Director of the USAK Center for Asia-Pacific Studies Prof. Selçuk Çolakoğlu on the allegations that China has engaged in widespread human rights violations against the Uyghur minority within its territory, a controversy that has once again come to prominently feature on Turkey’s agenda over the last couple of weeks. The increasing number of deadly terrorist attacks that have taken place in China over the last few years, Turkey’s open-door policy towards Uyghur asylum-seekers fleeing China, and the future course of Turkish-Chinese relations in light of the Uyghur dilemma are also among the subjects that were put under scrutiny within the scope of the following interview.