Articles on Turkey

The ECFR Power Audits (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & François Godement & Kadri Liik & Jeremy Shapiro - 25 May 2018

The four power audits show that Europeans, particularly when working together, retain the capacity to cooperate and compete effectively with all these powers.  But they also show that, in each case, Europe is failing to do so. 

4 factors that led to Turkey’s snap elections (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 19 April 2018

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to get ahead of a downward curve in Turkey’s fortunes. He has – probably – done enough to win this new snap vote

Ankara’s EU charm offensive (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 18 January 2018

Turkey seems finally to be settling for a second-tier “privileged partnership” with Europe.

The Zarrab affair (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 24 November 2017

The saga of an Iranian gold trader has driven a wedge between Turkey and its allies.

Turkey-US relations locked into a downward spiral (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 27 October 2017

Think Turkey’s relationship with Europe is bad? Think again.

What to do about Turkey? (Commentary)

Fredrik Wesslau - 17 October 2017

Suspending Turkey’s EU accession process would be a strategic mistake of historic proportions.

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.