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)
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
The ECFR Power Audits (Commentary)
The four power audits show that Europeans, particularly when working together, retain the capacity to cooperate and compete effectively with all these powers. But they also show that, in each case, Europe is failing to do so.
4 factors that led to Turkey’s snap elections (Commentary)
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 19 April 2018
Recep Tayyip Erdogan is trying to get ahead of a downward curve in Turkey’s fortunes. He has – probably – done enough to win this new snap vote
by Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23rd March, 2018
The survey reveals the varying motivations of the 28 EU member states for keeping Turkey close -- but not too close.
by Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 24th November, 2016
Despite the vote in the European Parliament to “freeze” Turkey’s EU accession talks, there is still a chance to save the troubled EU-Turkey relationship.
by Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23rd June, 2016
The growing friendship between Russia and Turkey in recent years was a problem for Europe. But their recent bust-up is an even bigger one.