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Global Europe 09-11-2020

A Biden administration is bad news for Turkey’s Erdogan

Donald Trump’s lackadaisical approach to Turkey's President Recep Erdoğan gave him an opening for an aggressive and revisionist set of policies that pushed the boundaries of Turkey’s relations with America and Europe, writes Henri J Barkey.
Global Europe 03-03-2020

Erdogan is bullying Europe because Trump gave him the green light

The show which Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is playing now with the migrant crisis is, to a great extent, the result of the green light he got from Trump last October when the US troops withdrew from Syria.
Global Europe 17-10-2019

Turkey’s incursion into Syria is making the EU and Kurds rethink their friends

The EU may condemn Turkey’s military incursion into Syria, yet it also has Turkey to thank for holding back the migrant crisis. Publicly, Europe wants to send a message. Privately, it knows it cannot say too much, writes Faisal Al Yafai.
Enlargement 09-12-2016

Does Turkey really want visa liberalisation?

By lifting the visa barrier to Ukraine, the EU tells Ankara the same is possible for the Turkish citizens, writes Daniel Penev.
Global Europe 25-08-2016

Turkey’s careful incursion into Syria

Instead of a daring charge, Turkey is making a carefully calibrated entrance, as it has to balance and maintain relations both with the US and Russia, writes Stratfor.
Global Europe 06-04-2016

Erdogan’s not mad, he’s ruthless

If President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is going to become the single centre of power in Turkey, he must crush his domestic opposition and the PKK, and with its refugee deal, the EU is helping him do that, writes George Friedman.
Enlargement 19-01-2016

How the US can get Russia and Turkey to talk

With the Iran nuclear deal now in force, the United States can devote its energies to its next big regional challenge: dealing a crippling blow to Islamic State. The geopolitical strategy to move toward this goal is more circuitous than one might think, contends Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Enlargement 23-12-2015

Why a pro-Kurdish Russia infuriates Turkey

Russia's issues with Turkey go beyond the Su-24 downing, as Moscow's desire to increase its presence in the Middle East is fundamentally at odds with Turkey's desire to do the same, writes Stratfor, the global intelligence company.
Global Europe 26-11-2015

Turkey picks a side

Turkey's careful balance with Russia and differences with the West over working with Islamist forces have long been a source of frustration for other members of NATO, writes Stratfor.
Med & South 02-10-2015

A German strategy for Syria

A new strategy on Syria is a matter of urgency, given the magnitude of the refugee exodus, and the threat ISIS poses to Europe, writes Guido Steinberg.
Enlargement 15-07-2011

How ‘not’ to manage a political crisis: The Turkish example

The reaction of the Turkish government and opposition to the crisis over imprisoned Kurdish MPs is unbecoming of a nation with aspirations of European Union membership and leadership in the Middle East, argues Lars Hoffmann and Firat Cengiz.
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