Articles on Turkey

Under the waves: Turkey’s Black Sea gas discovery and relations with Europe (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 03 September 2020

Turkey’s discovery of a large gas reserve in the Black Sea could benefit its economy in six or seven years, but it will not ease Turkish-European tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.

The other Putin on Europe’s doorstep (Commentary)

Mark Leonard - 04 August 2020

By weaponising immigration and launching new foreign adventures, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly acting like his Russian counterpart. And though such behaviour speaks to a deteriorating political situation at home, Europeans can no longer assume that Turkey will remain firmly in the Western fold.

A Schuman plan for the eastern Mediterranean (Commentary)

Anna Diamantopoulou - 23 July 2020

The EU should look to its own history as it aims to secure its own interests and resolve tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.

Turkey and Europe: Growing tensions and a hot summer in the Mediterranean (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23 July 2020

Europe needs a grand bargain with Turkey that can create a short- and longer-term conflict-resolution framework covering energy, maritime boundaries, the Cyprus conflict, and Libya.

Russia showed Turkey and China how to bully the EU (Commentary)

Nicu Popescu - 17 July 2020

The more meekly the EU handles other powers’ aggressive tactics, the more they will be tempted to imitate each other in novel ways to ignore, challenge, and openly attack European interests.

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