Articles on Turkey

Syria’s fate: What will Rouhani, Erdogan, and Putin decide? (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Ellie Geranmayeh - 06 September 2018

Views on priorities and possible outcomes of the upcoming meeting of the leaders of Iran, Turkey, and Russia from our Iranian and Turkish fellows

The messengers of karma: Erdoğan, Trump, and their domestic opposition (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 05 September 2018

Despite the promises of globalisation, cosmopolitan politics only takes you so far. In an age of nationalism, it is not a good idea to look to outside forces for help with internal problems. 

The pastor, the banker, and the irresistible drama in Turkish-US relations (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 02 August 2018

The Turkish-US relationship is either experiencing its first serious fissure since 1975, or just another bump in the road. No one can be sure.

Smart power rhetoric: One reason for Erdoğan’s re-election (Commentary)

Katharina Botel-Azzinnaro - 28 June 2018

The Turkish leader has perfected his rhetoric during 16 years in power, maintaining control with an effective interplay of coercion and attraction

4 takeaways from Turkey's elections (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 26 June 2018

From possible US sanctions to electing a new economic tsar, Erdogan has his hands full after Sunday’s elections

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.