Thursday, October 23, 2014

Sinan Ülgen

Sinan Ülgen is Chairman of the Istanbul-based Center for Economics and Foreign Policy Studies (EDAM) and a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels.

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Syrian refugees arrive Turkey
World Affairs 7

Turkey’s ISIS Crisis

Following the recent safe return of 46 Turkish hostages held by the Islamic State, hopes were raised that Turkey would finally commit to joining the US-led coalition now fighting the group. Yet… read more

Newsart for Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic Victory
World Affairs 1

Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic Victory

Turkey’s beleaguered Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (AKP) have emerged victorious from this week's local elections. Still, the AKP's triumph is unlikely to… read more

Newsart for Turkey’s Iran Strategy
World Affairs 1

Turkey’s Iran Strategy

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s charm offensive is set to continue with a visit to Turkey. While Turkey welcomed the interim nuclear deal that Iran concluded with the P5+1 last month, Turkish… read more

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Politics 1

Deceived by Democracy

Egypt’s morass, together with the unrest in Turkey, has plunged political Islam into a crisis of democratic confidence. A period of trust-building may be needed for Islamist parties to embrace the… read more

Newsart for Erdoğan’s Kurdish Gambit
World Affairs 3

Erdoğan’s Kurdish Gambit

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has conceived of an audacious plan to enhance Turkey’s regional standing and extend his political dominance at home. He envisions a realignment between… read more

Newsart for Revolutionizing Arab Economies
World Affairs 0

Revolutionizing Arab Economies

The ongoing political standoff in Egypt between the country’s Islamists and its military rulers is a clear reminder of how difficult democratic transitions in the Arab world are likely to be. But the … read more

Newsart for Erdoğan the Peacemaker?
World Affairs 0

Erdoğan the Peacemaker?

After participating in the nuclear-security summit in South Korea at the end of March, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan went to Tehran to urge Iran’s leaders to make a deal during the… read more

Newsart for NATO and the New Turkey
World Affairs 0

NATO and the New Turkey

In the past, and especially during the Cold War, defense partnership constituted a pillar of Turkey’s relations with the West. Nowadays, however, declining threat perceptions have fundamentally… read more

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