Articles on Turkey

Leverage, for now: Turkey’s deal with Russia on northern Syria (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 30 October 2019

Erdogan's government views the deal as a testament to its ability to act independently of Washington even in areas where there is a US military presence.

Ukraine’s broadening horizons (Commentary)

Joanna Hosa - 14 August 2019

Zelensky's visit to Turkey signals the growing importance of Turkish-Ukrainian relations

Unhappy anniversary: Turkey’s failed coup and the S-400 (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 17 July 2019

More than anything, the S-400 saga reflects the emergence of Erdogan’s “New Turkey”. This New Turkey wants to see itself as an emerging global power.

What will the Istanbul election change? (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 28 June 2019

The residents of Istanbul sent a big message to the government of Turkey by electing Ekrem Imamoglu mayor, but what will the election change?

The battle of Istanbul will shape Turkey’s future (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 13 May 2019

After voiding the initial results of the election in Istanbul, a new vote, and a referendum on Erdogan's rule, takes place on 23 June 

An awkward embrace: Erdoğan in Germany (Commentary)

Almut Möller - 27 September 2018

As the economic crisis in Turkey intensifies, Germany should decide whether and how it wants to help

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