America, Turkey and Iran Could Be Headed Toward a Showdown

Source:The National Interest Date:08May2017

This is an interesting article which suggests American involvement in the Middle East will not end with the defeat of ISIS. It also explores the tri-lateral tensions among U.S., Iran and Turkey,

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The real reason behind Turkey’s skyrocketing welfare spending

Source:Al Monitor Date:06May2017

This article cites the phenomenal increase in Turkey’s welfare spending and the surprising results:   Despite soaring per capital GDP, the number of recipients rose, as well. The author reaches

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Rethinking Europe’s relationship with Turkey

Source:EUobserver Date:29Apr2017

Thanks to Germany, Turkey’s accession to EU was kept alive—but on life support. It appears that there is support for engaging Turkey despite Nazi accusations, but also the search for a new model

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France, Germany Want New Turkey Ties but Dodge EU Membership

Source:US News and World Report Date:28Apr2017

The spirit of Turkish accession is dead, but the illusion lives on.  Foreign Ministers left it up to Turkey to decide what it wants to do with EU. There was no sign that a visa waiver will be

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Turkey issues warrants for 3224 people

Source:9news Date:26Apr2017

Turkey’s Gulenist purge shows no end of abating:  Many hope that AKP will lift the State of Emergency by the end of July. This is unrealistic, because Ankara’s zest in “cleansing”  presumed

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Brussels pressed to rethink Turkey ties

Source:Financial Times Date:24Apr2017

We now hear from a multitude of sources that EU is contemplating to freeze accession. What will happen afterwards? This article explores the view of Expansion Commissioner Mr. Johannes Hahn who

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Voters describe intimidation in Turkey’s referendum

Source:Deutsche Welle Date:22Apr2017

The decision by Turkey’s High Election Council to count unstamped ballot slips eligible makes it almost impossible to detect signs of mass vote fraud, but stories of intimidation based on

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Despite referendum win, challenges still ahead for Erdogan

Source:XinhuaNet Date:22Apr2017

This is an excellent analysis of Erdogan’s policy dilemmas and potential choices post-referendum.

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Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic Victory?

Source:Project Syndicate Date:19Apr2017

Turkey’s leading international relations expert Mr. Soli Ozel assesses Erdogan’s narrow victory in the presidential referendum.  Is it the beginning of the end for the Erdogan Era? Is there any

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Here’s why Turkish opposition parties are contesting the referendum results

Source:Washington Post Date:17Apr2017

Turkey’s presidential referendum ended with a narrow YES victory and under a dense cloud of controversy.  The article from Washington Post explains best why the entire opposition from CHP

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