Who does Obama talk to in Turkey?
(photo by REUTERS/Rasit Aydogan) When Obama wants to talk to his Turkish counterpart, will Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu now be on the other end? Or will President Recep Tayyip Erdogan continue to fill that role, even in his new position? Henri Barkey explores this question here.
Getting to Zero: Turkey, Its Neighbors and the West
Turkey is a key ally to both the United States and Europe. A long-standing member of NATO and a candidate for membership in the European Union, Turkey has strong ties to the West and has long served as a bridge to the East in a volatile, yet strategic, region. Today, Turkey is undergoing a transformation internally in terms of its politics, economics, and identity. A new era of regional diplomacy means the order diflucan nation is now engaged in its own neighborhood more deeply than…
Turkey in Europe: Breaking the Vicious Circle
The Independent Commission on Turkey has published a report entitled “Turkey in Europe: Breaking the Vicious Circle,” which examines the factors that have impacted Turkey’s potential membership in the EU since the accession process formally began in 2005. The Commission, which is comprised of former high ranking European public officials, advocates forging a strong relationship that will eventually lead to Turkey’s membership in the EU. Full Report: Turkey in Europe: Breaking the Vicious Circle
Gaza and its Aftermath: Positioning Turkey in the Strategic Map of the US, Israel and the Middle East
GAZA AND ITS AFTERMATH: Positioning Turkey in the Strategic Map of the US, Israel and the Middle East Dr. Gonul Tol Program Manager, TUSIAD‐US Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been enjoying the international praise that it has been receiving due to a burst of diplomacy in which Turkey sought a role as mediator in regional conflicts. Turkey’s newly developed regional muscle and its efforts in pushing for cooperation in the Caucasus, playing the mediator role between Syria and Israel, holding a dialogue…
Turkey in Europe: The Economic Case for Turkish Membership to the EU
The Foreign Policy Center has published a report, edited by Adam Hug, entitled “Turkey in Europe: The Economic Case for Turkish Membership to the EU”, which features an essay by TUSIAD representative to the EU Bahadir Kaleagasi called “EU and Turkey: Search for an Almost Perfect Equation.” Full Report: Turkey in Europe: The Economic Case for Turkish Membership to the EU