About: Sinan Ülgen

Digital & Media 15-01-2016

Cyberspace: The new transatlantic frontier

Through history, when Europe and the United States have failed to take coordinated action, crises have presented themselves. Cyberspace is a policy area in which transatlantic leadership can be grown and cultivated, writes Sinan Ülgen. 
Global Europe 15-05-2013

Why the World Needs a Stronger Europe

EU’s tarnished image as a community of nations is alarming. It is therefore essential to create the conditions for a better future in a post-crisis world, not only for Europeans but also for many other global citizens, writes Sinan Ülgen.
Global Europe 26-03-2012

Turkey and the bomb

Policymakers worry that an Iranian atomic weapon will force the country's neighbours to explore the nuclear option, but that is not the case for Turkey, writes Sinan Ülgen.
Enlargement 10-06-2011

How to read the outcome of the Turkish elections

Turkey's upcoming parliamentary elections signal an opportunity for positive reform of the Turkish constitution and better relations with the European Union, argues Sinan Ülgen in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.
Med & South 25-02-2011

How to make up with Ankara

Although France's opposition to Turkish accession creates tension in the two countries' relations, events in Southern Mediterranean offer a unique opportunity for strategic cooperation between the European Union and Turkey, writes Sinan Ülgen, a former diplomat, visiting scholar with Carnegie Europe in Brussels and president of Turkish think-tank EDAM in Istanbul.
Global Europe 10-02-2011

Time to overhaul the European Union’s role in North Africa

The relationship between North Africa and Europe has always been a special one, and the EU has developed schemes to help the economic development of the region. Without liberalising agricultural imports, this development is unlikely to succeed though, writes Sinan Ülgen of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), an Istanbul-based think-tank.
Global Europe 01-06-2010

Turkey and the West: The end of a partnership?

Turkey's agreement with Iran to store low-enriched uranium in return for fuel rods for use in a medical research reactor suggests that Ankara is disillusioned with Europe and that Turkey's post-war partnership with the West may be coming to an end, writes Sinan Ülgen, chairman of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) in Istanbul.
Global Europe 17-02-2009

Turkey’s growing influence in the Middle East

Turkey's growing stature in the Middle East has "the potential to make it more attractive to the European Union," argues Sinan ?lgen, chairman of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies, in the spring 2009 edition of Europe's World.
Global Europe 21-05-2008

Turkey’s role in transatlantic relations

Turkey's relations with the EU have become a pivotal issue in the evolving EU-NATO relationship but security concerns still need to be ironed out, says Sinan Ülgen in an April discussion paper for the Istanbul-based Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM).
Elections 20-07-2007

‘Turkey can overcome its crisis scenario’

There is a good chance that Turkey will overcome its political crisis after the general elections on 22 July, which should help reach consensus on a presidential candidate. Whatever the outcome, full EU membership is set to remain the objective of the next Turkish government.
Enlargement 25-11-2000

Think-tank: ‘Privileged partnership’ rhetoric ‘undesired’

French President Nicolas Sarkozy's "talk about a 'privileged partnership' for Turkey goes against the EU's commitments" to the country, Sinan Ülgen, chairman of the Centre for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM), told EURACTIV in an interview.