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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Between Obama and McCain: The Turkish Dilemma

Turks attach a particular significance to the upcoming US elections for reasons going beyond their individual feelings about Bush, McCain or Obama. This is an expected outcome because Turkey is one of the few “friendly” countries that would be directly affected by the policies and style of the new American president. Turkey had a special […]