Articles on Turkey

Repairing the legacy of the AKP’s pan-Islamism (Commentary)

Behlul Ozkan - 16 July 2015

Four years after embarking on its quest to become the hegemon of the Middle East, Turkey has ended up virtually friendless in the region.

Europe’s alternatives to Russian gas (Commentary)

Chi-Kong Chyong & Louisa Slavkova & Vessela Tcherneva - 09 April 2015

Europe’s new Energy Union aims at securing European energy supply – but, if not from Russia, where will Europe obtain its gas?

Russia, Turkey and the Vision of Greater Europe (Commentary)

Igor Ivanov - 15 January 2015

Russia and Turkey have many common features, predetermined by their respective histories, geographical locations and cultures.

Syria Refugee Conference confirms need for action (Commentary)

Priya Shah - 07 November 2014

Countries bordering Syria, such as Lebanon, Jordan and Turkey, welcomed the Berlin Conference on the refugee situation in Syria and supporting stability in the region on 28 October.

Turkey's people power tide (Commentary)

Dimitar Bechev - 03 June 2013

The eruption of protest in Istanbul and other Turkish cities expresses vigorous opposition to the political direction of prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. This is a big, even historic, moment in Turkey.


Bringing Turkey back to the EU debate (Commentary)

Dimitar Bechev & Nathalie Tocci - 21 December 2012

Shunned by the EU with membership talks effectively blocked, Turkey feels empowered. It is no longer on the European periphery, but at the centre of its own world.


EU - Turkey relations: A glimmer of hope? (Commentary)

Dimitar Bechev - 24 July 2012

Relations between the EU and Turkey have hit such lows over the past few years that even marginal improvements look like big breakthroughs. However, positive momentum is building up thanks to the new French President Francois Hollande and a pragmatic Cypriot EU Council presidency. 


The Americanisation of Turkey (Commentary)

Dimitar Bechev - 21 March 2012

Turkey's international profile and domestic politics have long been oriented towards the European Union. Now, both the Arab awakening and the internal momentum of AKP rule are pushing Ankara closer to the United States.


The year of the HUBRICS (Commentary)

Daniel Korski - 12 January 2012

With Europe and much of the West facing a seemingly painful decline, attention continues to shift to the BRICS and the world's other rising powers. But are these countries overplaying their hands as the cracks begin to show in their economic virility?