Articles on Turkey

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.

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