Topic: Vladimir Putin

Vladimir Putin (left) and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan smile broadly as they greet each other at a meeting in Tehran in 2018 (photo: picture-alliance/AA/R. Aydogan)

Turkey-Syria-Russia relations

Is Erdogan planning a deal with Assad?

Pro-Assad campaing billboards in Damascus, May 2021 (photo: Louai Beshara/AFP/Getty Images)

Syrian conflict's impact on international law

The future cost of normalising Assad

Turkish President and leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Recep Tayyip Erdogan greets MPs during his party’s group meeting at the Turkish Grand National Assembly (TGNA) in Ankara, Turkey on 2 November 2022 (photo by ADEM ALTAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Turkey

20 years of Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the AKP

Egypt's new capital – one giant construction site in the middle of the desert (photo: Khaled Desouki/Getty Images/AFP)

Egypt's real estate frenzy

An "iron curtain" between rich and poor

Israel has stopped short of providing direct military support to Ukraine (photo: Gleb Garanich/Reuters)

Russia and the Iranian drones

Israel's Ukraine dilemma?

An Arab holds a model World Cop trophy in a souvenir shop (photo: Reuters/I. Al-Omar)

Germany and the Gulf

Balancing ethics and economics

Syria: a man stands in the rubble of a house after an air strike (photo: Omar Albam)

The war in Syria

Overshadowed, yet still a major issue

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei receives Vladimir Putin in Tehran on 19 July (photo by KHAMENEI.IR / AFP)

Iran and Russia

The Islamic Republic surrenders to Putin

Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Vladimir Putin in Sochi on 6 August 2022 (photo: Turkish Presidential/AFP)

Russia, Ankara and Damascus

Who decides Turkey's foreign policy?

Supporters of Iraqi Shia cleric Muqtada al-Sadr burn a U.S. flag during a demonstration in Baghdad's Tahrir Square on 16 September 2016 (photo: AFP/Getty Images)(photo: AFP/Getty Images)

Ukraine conflict

How Russia is winning the information war in the Middle East

Russian President Vladimir Putin with Iran's Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei and President Ebrahim Raisi in Tehran in mid-July (photo: khamenei.ir)

The Islamic Republic and Putin's war

Iran's sacred mission in Ukraine?

Indonesian President Joko Widodo (left) meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Moscow, 30 June 2022 (photo: Mikhail Klimentyev/Sputnik/AFP)

Indonesia's ties with Russia and the West

Jokowi's tightrope walk

 Abdulaziz al-Oqab walks with with his nephews who were orphaned when a landmine exploded under a pick-up truck, claiming the lives of 21 family members (photo: LOUAI BESHARA/AFP)

Syrian civil war

Landmines – Syria's faceless killer

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