Articles on Turkey

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.

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.