Articles on 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.

Taking Turkey seriously (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 12 August 2016

Make no mistake: the West’s attitude toward Turkey matters.

Friends again: Erdoğan meets Putin (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 09 August 2016

Erdoğan’s visit to Saint Petersburg will likely usher in closer ties with Russia and send strong message to the West – that Ankara has options.  

Vladimir and Nicholas: Putinism enters a new historic phase (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 09 August 2016

Vladimir is not Nicholas, and the 2010s are not the 1850s. Nonetheless, if Putinism is entering its “Nicolaevian” phase, it raises some worrying implications for the future.