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)
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.
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?
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