Articles on Turkey

Mosul operation sees Turkey flex its muscles (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 31 October 2016

Ankara’s new security doctrine sees a greater role for military intervention in its ‘backyard’.

EU-Turkey relations after July 15: Turning the page (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş & Mark Leonard & Vessela Tcherneva - 15 September 2016

A complex and explosive mixture of misunderstandings, bad blood and unrecognised but shared interests has brought EU-Turkey relationship to a critical juncture.

Turkey joins the fray: What the Turkish invasion means for the Syrian civil war (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey - 25 August 2016

The intervention signals an unexpected convergence of a significant number of actors who have found common cause in working against the Kurds.

Escalation in Crimea threatens Erdogan - Putin rapprochement (Commentary)

Gareth Davies - 23 August 2016

With tensions rising between Russia and Ukraine, Erdogan may find himself  forced to decide which side of the fence he sits on. That may entail falling out of love with Russia all over again.

Taking Turkey seriously (Commentary)

Carl Bildt - 12 August 2016

Make no mistake: the West’s attitude toward Turkey matters.

Friends again: Erdoğan meets Putin (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 09 August 2016

Erdoğan’s visit to Saint Petersburg will likely usher in closer ties with Russia and send strong message to the West – that Ankara has options.  

Vladimir and Nicholas: Putinism enters a new historic phase (Commentary)

Mark Galeotti - 09 August 2016

Vladimir is not Nicholas, and the 2010s are not the 1850s. Nonetheless, if Putinism is entering its “Nicolaevian” phase, it raises some worrying implications for the future.

Turkey after July 15: The view from Ankara (Commentary)

ECFR - 02 August 2016

Dr. Ibrahim Kalin, Ambassador and Presidential Spokesperson, speaks to ECFR about the July 15 coup attempt and its aftermath. 

Turkey’s failed coup could be good news for international action on Syria (Commentary)

Julien Barnes-Dacey & Ellie Geranmayeh - 28 July 2016

Turkey's constrained military and inward focus could soften its 'Assad must go' policy. 

Turkey’s failed coup changes nothing and yet everything (Commentary)

Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 21 July 2016

Turkey's counter-coup has concentrated state power in the hands of President Erdogan, thrown state services into turmoil and unsettled Turkey's allies.