Articles on Turkey

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’.

EU-Turkey relations after July 15: Turning the page (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Mark Leonard & Vessela Tcherneva - 15 September 2016

A complex and explosive mixture of misunderstandings, bad blood and unrecognised but shared interests has brought EU-Turkey relationship to a critical juncture.

Turkey joins the fray: What the Turkish invasion means for the Syrian civil war (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 August 2016

The intervention signals an unexpected convergence of a significant number of actors who have found common cause in working against the Kurds.

Escalation in Crimea threatens Erdogan - Putin rapprochement (Commentary)

Gareth Davies - 23 August 2016

With tensions rising between Russia and Ukraine, Erdogan may find himself  forced to decide which side of the fence he sits on. That may entail falling out of love with Russia all over again.