Articles on Turkey

Why the war in Libya is a test for Italy – and for a geopolitical European Commission (Commentary)

Marta Dassù - 30 June 2020

If Italy was the front facing east during the cold war, then today it is vulnerable to the south: the country has been drawn into a geopolitical competition that looms over the Strait of Sicily.

Politicised aid: Why Europe should sustain cross-border humanitarian assistance to northern Syria (Commentary)

Kelly Petillo & René Wildangel - 29 June 2020

European countries should work to renew the UN Security Council resolution on cross-border humanitarian access to northern Syria, lest the area slides into a deeper humanitarian crisis.

It’s Turkey’s Libya now (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi - 20 May 2020

European countries should try to revive the political approach to resolving the Libya conflict, particularly given that Turkey may want to do so from its current position of strength.

The Turkish Sonderweg: The New Turkey’s role in the global order (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 02 April 2020

The overarching features of Turkey’s neo-nationalism are the cult of state worship, an evergreen suspicion of foreign enemies, and an emphasis on the central role of a strong leader.

The coronavirus in Eastern Europe: Avoiding another Chernobyl (Commentary)

Thornike Gordadze, Joanna Hosa, Dumitru Minzarari, Tatiana Stanovaya, Andrew Wilson - 01 April 2020

Erdogan’s refugee gambit (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 06 March 2020

Ankara hopes that a new financial agreement with the European Union will promote a positive image of the economy and reverse the decline in support for the Justice and Development Party.

Idlib chaos: The latest test for Turkish-Russian ties (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 12 February 2020

Turkey and Syria are now at war – but the ultimate arbiter of what happens next is likely to be Vladimir Putin.

Turkey in Libya: Filling the European vacuum (Commentary)

Tarek Megerisi & Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 17 December 2019

Europeans could still keep Libya a multilateral affair, if they can bring France onto a shared platform – and deploy newfound unity to draw American influence back in.

Turkey and NATO: Is there life after brain-death? (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 05 December 2019

Rifts over Turkey were on full display in London this week, but the country’s place in NATO remains secure. Here’s why.

A very American crisis: Why Trump is still NATO’s biggest problem (Commentary)

Jeremy Shapiro - 02 December 2019

To all appearances, Macron and Erdogan are NATO’s latest troublemakers. But it is US indifference that enables their antics.