East Jerusalem, Palestine -- (ReleaseWire) -- 04/10/2014 -- The Middle East Post announced the first installment in a series of articles exploring the significance of current events in Ukraine for neighbor Turkey to the south. This initial look at the situation helps readers understand the historic connections between the two countries, with a special emphasis on the important role of Crimean Tartars in Ukraine's recent history. The larger question of Turkey's orientation toward Russia and the European Union is analyzed in terms of the present Ukrainian unrest, as are others regarding the region.
"Since its founding in 2007," said Ziad Khalil Abu Zayyad, founder and editor, "the Middle East Post has provided vital, independent perspectives on news in the region. The situation in the Ukraine today raises some important questions regarding Turkey's own future, and we are committed to detailing the possibilities." With a substantial portion of the residents of Crimea being ethnic Tartars with strong ties to Turkey, the unrest in that area has been of especially great interest to many in Turkey. More than 150,000 Crimean Tartars remain in exile in Turkey itself, and connections between the separated communities are especially strong.
Additionally, the situation has reflected Turkey's own ambivalence regarding orientation toward mutually distrustful Russia and the European Union, with its lack of obvious alignment being one of the greatest unresolved factors in a long-term drama. Turkey's deep economic and political ties to Russia leave it reluctant to strain relations with that major power, even while the attractions of the European Union draw it in another direction.
Created in order to provide an outlet for the many independent but learned voices which were lacking in traditional coverage of the region, the Middle East Post is a non-partisan venue. With a special emphasis on the ongoing Israeli-Palestinian conflict, the journal provides coverage of all important developments in the region. It has recently delved deeply into the latest news on Syria and Egypt, and maintains a close watch on developments in Iran as well. Having published the works of a number of award-winning and upcoming reporters and researchers, the online journal remains committed to providing insights regarding the region which remain underexposed elsewhere.
"This latest work of ours is a natural continuation of our mission," Zayyad continued, "To provide timely, relevant, unique coverage of all of the major issues in the Middle East." The journal's analysis of Middle East news online is available free of charge to readers. Its Israeli Palestinian conflict articles have received special attention for their unique and valuable perspectives, and the Middle East Post itself continues to generate increasing interest from scholars and laypersons.
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Founded in 2007, the Middle East Post is an online destination for those seeking independent commentary on political issues in the Middle East. The journal aims to provide in-depth coverage of breaking news and ongoing conflicts in the region and to do so from perspectives that are difficult to find in existing news sources.