Articles on Turkey

Window of opportunity closes on Cyprus reunification (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 12 July 2017

The failure of Cyprus talks leaves Turkey’s formal accession process with the EU hanging by a thread.

Turkish referendum: Erdogan home but not yet dry (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 19 April 2017

The thin margin of victory presents numerous problems for Erdogan and suggests that all is not yet lost for Turkish democracy.

Turkey’s constitutional referendum: What you need to know (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 07 April 2017

A “Yes” vote could pave the way for a one-man regime and accelerate Turkey’s drift from Europe.

An envoy, an assassin and a mystery in the heart of Ankara (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 21 December 2016

Instead of ratcheting up tensions, the murder of Karlov seems to have brought Ankara and Moscow closer than ever.

From Ankara with love/hate (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 15 December 2016

Because Germany has deeper roots than any other European nation in Turkish society, it is also the country that is bearing the brunt of Turkey’s domestic problems.

Dear Europe: Don’t drop Turkey (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 13 December 2016

European leaders should think twice before severing ties with Turkey.

Ankara happy with a Trump win (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 09 November 2016

A Trump presidency and its carefully calculated nonchalance towards Turkey’s domestic situation might regenerate Turkey’s ties with Washington.

"Erdogan is leaning towards dictatorship, however the EU made many mistakes”. (Commentary)

Emma Bonino - 07 November 2016

Talking about Iraq: "It may slip back into the Civil War. On the migrant crisis: Italy stands out for rescuing people, however, once they reach Italy, we are still stuck to the illegal migration crime”

Turkey was once a free society. Now the country is rapidly destroying itself. (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 07 November 2016

The speed of Turkey’s decline is mind-boggling, even when you live through its day-to-day machinations.

Mosul operation sees Turkey flex its muscles (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 31 October 2016

Ankara’s new security doctrine sees a greater role for military intervention in its ‘backyard’.