Foreign Policy

Although the Rushdie issue and the Mykonos assassinations created a crisis between Iran and Europe in the past, Europe has chosen diplomacy, and it has a similar tendency today to save the Nuclear Deal.

The prisoner swap agreement between Iran and the USA shows the willingness and determination of both countries to revive the Nuclear Deal.

Iran considers the isolation of Russia by the West due to the Ukraine War as a crucial opportunity to improve relations.

Even though Tehran supports Türkiye’s fight against the terrorist organization PKK on the official level, it makes different engagements in practice.

The negotiations, which lasted for two days in Doha, were inconclusive. The parties blame each other for the failure in question.

While NATO’s new Strategic Concept is marginalizing Russia and Iran, these two countries have participated in the Caspian Summit in order to turn their geopolitical position to an advantage against the pressure.

Due to its national interests, Türkiye remains at an equal distance from two critical states of the Middle East, Saudi Arabia and Iran.

Malley could not make further statements apart from already known facts in the face of US senators’ questions, thus, he has confirmed that Biden will avoid any assertive Iran initiative.

Raisi’s visit to Oman is an indicator of Iran’s determination, which is stuck politically and economically, to overcome the problems through a pragmatic agenda.

Iran, which defines Türkiye’s dam activities on transboundary waters as “unacceptable”, tries to create a public opinion against Türkiye through serious accusations.

Consequently, Türkiye utilized its balancing impact in favor of Iran in the Maximum Pressure policy era, may facilitate that influence to contain Iran’s adventurism under the new conditions.