Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 24 September, 2020
A conflict could be brewing in the eastern Mediterranean. Here’s how to stop it.
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 3 September, 2020
Turkey’s discovery of a large gas reserve in the Black Sea could benefit its economy in six or seven years, but it will not ease Turkish-European tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean.
Mark Leonard - 4 August, 2020
By weaponising immigration and launching new foreign adventures, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is increasingly acting like his Russian counterpart. And though such behaviour speaks to a deteriorating political situation at home, Europeans can no longer assume that…
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Anna Diamantopoulou - 23 July, 2020
The EU should look to its own history as it aims to secure its own interests and resolve tensions in the eastern Mediterranean.
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23 July, 2020
Europe needs a grand bargain with Turkey that can create a short- and longer-term conflict-resolution framework covering energy, maritime boundaries, the Cyprus conflict, and Libya.
Nicu Popescu - 17 July, 2020
The more meekly the EU handles other powers’ aggressive tactics, the more they will be tempted to imitate each other in novel ways to ignore, challenge, and openly attack European interests.
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Marta Dassù - 30 June, 2020
If Italy was the front facing east during the cold war, then today it is vulnerable to the south: the country has been drawn into a geopolitical competition that looms over the Strait of Sicily.
European countries should work to renew the UN Security Council resolution on cross-border humanitarian access to northern Syria, lest the area slides into a deeper humanitarian crisis.
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 28 May, 2020
EU member states can find ways to cooperate with Turkey to support stabilisation in parts of the safe zone, without violating their interests and core principle
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 13 March, 2019
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 23 March, 2018
The survey reveals the varying motivations of the 28 EU member states for keeping Turkey close -- but not too close.
Asli Aydıntaşbaş - 24 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.