Turkey backs Azerbaijan in war with Armenia as Russia stands by

The flare-up between Azerbaijan Armenia may have been planned by Azerbaijan and its regional ally Turkey, leaving Russia's intentions in supporting Turkey and Azerbaijan in question.

Amberin Zaman | | Sep 30, 2020
al-monitor Azeri President Ilham Aliyev (L) talks during his meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Sochi on Sept. 1, 2018. Photo by ALEXEY DRUZHININ/AFP via Getty Images.

Azeri-Armenian flare-up could explode into wider regional conflict

The Nagorno-Karabagh clashes between Azerbaijan and Armenia could evolve into a war of attrition, but none of the regional heavyweights want a conventional war in the region.

Metin Gurcan | | Sep 30, 2020

Egypt leads international coalition to confront Turkey in eastern Mediterranean

Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Cyprus, Greece and Italy signed the charter to transform the EastMed Gas Forum into a regional organization based in Cairo, in an attempt to form an international lobby capable of confronting Turkish ambitions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Khalid Hassan | Oil and gas | Sep 30, 2020

Biden criticizes Turkish role in Azerbaijan-Armenia conflict

The Democratic presidential nominee also said Trump should work to de-escalate the war in the Caucus. Turkey has come up in the US presidential race before.

Al-Monitor Staff | 2020 US election | Sep 29, 2020

Pompeo says US-Greek relations at 'all-time high,' urges Athens-Ankara talks

In Greece, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo urged Athens and Ankara to resume talks over maritime disputes ahead of an EU summit later this week that is expected to address lingering tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Diego Cupolo | Maritime strategy | Sep 29, 2020