Is Turkey Experiencing a New Nationalism?
Source:Center for American Progress Date:16Feb2018
An in-depth survey of Turkish attitudes towards national identity and national policy debates, a much needed addition to our analysis arsenal. A must read. This mix of seemingly
How Europe Lost Turkey
Source:Wall Street Journal Date:14Feb2018
The title says it all. EU was instrumental in Erdogan’s unabashed power grab, and now it is trying to appease him. European leaders won’t alienate him anytime soon. German
Reports: U.S. contemplating sanctions against Turkey
Source:PA Intelligence Date:12Feb2018
As erstwhile allies U.S. and Turkey engage in one-upmanship in Syria, several reports suggest the White House and Congress are contemplating political and economic sanctions against Turkey. There
Will Washington slap sanctions on Turkey?
Source:PA Intelligence Date:03Feb2018
During the week two highly reputable Turkish journalists with strong ties to Washington policy circles claimed that there is an inconclusive debate in the White House and the Congress about
Reza Zarrab: Beautiful Mind II?
Source:PA Intelligence Date:30Jan2018
Turkish public and markets have all but forgot about the Reza Zarrab-cum Hakan Atilla trial, which involves accusations of Turkish authorities helping rogue gold trade Zarrab evade Iran
Erdogan to extend offensive to Manbij risking clash with US forces
Source:Middle East Eye Date:25Jan2018
While Ankara disputes this account of events, acording to White House, Trump warned Erdogan to stay away from Manbij. Where is Manbij? Why is it important U.S. and how it could become the straw
Turkey Wants to Crush U.S. Allies in Syria. That Shouldn’t Surprise Anybody.
Source:Foreign Policy Date:24Jan2018
A very balanced article on how mixed signals from the White House compelled Turkey to take military action in Syria. Also shows the way forward. Alos read the Guardian article of how
A Sea Change for Turkey in Europe
Source:Carnegie Europe Date:22Jan2018
Proliferating policy disagreemtns, led by Syria compelled Ankara to seek ways to mend its broken relationship with EU. While hig-levle state visits look good “optically”, former
The next Kurdish war is on the horizon
Source:The Independent Date:19Jan2018
The consummate Middle East expert Robert Fisk has divined the future. The Syrian War will last another 10 years: Syria cannot countenance Kurdish presence on its territory and Turkey cannot
Everything you need to know about Canal Istanbul
Source:Deutsche Welle Date:17Jan2018
Erdogan’s crazy project of digging a trench across Istanbul peninsula as an alternative to Bosphours Straits is now a reality. Excavation will commence in 2018. Context and