Huseyin Ozdemir is a Deputy Researcher at TRT World Research Centre. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree in International Relations from Hacettepe University. He is a recent Master of Arts graduate from the National Research University Higher School of Economics in St. Petersburg, and focused on the Comparative Politics of Eurasia during his time studying in Russia. His research interests are Eurasian politics (focused on Russia, Turkiye and Eastern Europe), public diplomacy and the media.
Items by Huseyin Ozdemir
- August 25, 2023 Huseyin Ozdemir
Private Military Company (PMC), Wagner, may carry on without its charismatic founder and leader, Yevgeny Prigozhin, but many experts believe it will never restore its former glory. A controversial plane crash Rumours are rife about the plane crash that claimed the lives of Wagner’s top brass. Many pundits believe...
- August 4, 2023 Huseyin Ozdemir
The Prigozhin saga is unprecedented in Russian history. In the past, if a highly placed personality lost the trust of the Kremlin and were declared enemy of the state, the price would be dire. Prigozhin appears to be an exception. While his mutiny had many military personnel killed, including several...
- July 27, 2023 Huseyin Ozdemir
Some experts argue that Turkiye’s approval of Sweden’s NATO membership will strain its ties with Russia. However, a more nuanced approach is needed to understand the issues at stake. Turkiye-Russia relations go way beyond superficial analysis. Since the Russo-Turkish War of 1676–1681, they have fought on many occasions, and...
- May 22, 2023 Huseyin Ozdemir
The G7 group of world leaders have had their sights on the Russia-Ukraine war. Over the past few weeks, speculation has been rife about a major Ukrainian counteroffensive, reflected by talks about supplying Ukraine with F-16 fighter jets. This development came after German Leopard-2 tanks were also supplied to...
- April 6, 2023 Huseyin Ozdemir
The recent murder of Maxim Fomin, a popular pro-war blogger known as ‘Vladlen Tatarsky’, has once again cast a shadow of uncertainty over Russia’s domestic politics. Fomin’s assassination resembles the attack on Darya Dugina, another influential figure who supported the war in Ukraine and held great sway over the...
- March 23, 2023 Huseyin Ozdemir
A Russian “expert” recently made controversial comments about Turkiye following the 6 February earthquakes. Semyon Bagdasarov is a reserve army colonel of Armenian descent. He served as a deputy in the Duma, the lower house of the Federal Assembly, and is the director of the Moscow-based Centre for the...
- March 21, 2023 Huseyin Ozdemir
The ongoing war between Russia and Ukraine has witnessed battles and skirmishes with a high number of casualties. The defending side has often been favoured in these. However, the protagonists have also been locked in military action over relatively insignificant locations. A case in point is the city of...
- March 8, 2023 Huseyin Ozdemir
In recent months, the cities of Soledar, Vuhledar and Bakhmut have become the main focal points of the ongoing Russia-Ukraine war. However, the fact that there has been little significant change in the front lines for months has increased concerns that the conflict may be grinding to a stalemate....