Turkey

 
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Gülen: Top Issue in the Agenda of Erdoğan’s Visit to Azerbaijan
    Bayram Balci April 9, 2014

    Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan takes the battle against the Gülen movement beyond the national borders, and it seems that his visit to Azerbaijan, to a large extent, was motivated by the omnipresence of Gülen followers whose activities in Azerbaijan are massive and successful.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    What Next After Turkey’s Local Elections?
    Sinan Ülgen April 4, 2014

    The result of recent municipal elections in Turkey was a clear endorsement of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s leadership. But the vote also raises a number of tough long-term questions.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Adrift on the Black Sea
    Thomas de Waal April 2, 2014

    The Black Sea region could do with some Turkish soft power, but it looks as though this is not a priority for Prime Minister Erdogan.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Victory at Home, Estrangement Abroad
    Marc Pierini April 1, 2014

    Recent local elections in Turkey were a big victory for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the domestic scene, but they have dented his standing internationally.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Is Erdoğan Abandoning Democracy?
    Judy Dempsey March 26, 2014

    Every week a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    The Russian Intervention in Crimea: Erdogan’s Dilemma
    Bayram Balci March 14, 2014

    The Ukrainian and Crimean crisis are a major challenge for Turkish diplomacy but there is no serious indication that Turkey will stand against Russia. The priority for the Turkish government now is to ensure it will survive the corruption scandals and upcoming elections.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Is Now the Time to Solve the Cyprus Dispute?
    Judy Dempsey February 19, 2014

    Every week a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Syria Drawn Into Turkey’s Crisis
    Bayram Balci February 6, 2014

    Syria is clearly an area where Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan is dangerously exposed, at a time when he is already facing growing internal pressure.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Is Turkey on a Collision Course With the EU?
    Marc Pierini January 29, 2014

    The Turkish prime minister’s recent trip to Brussels was well choreographed, but it cannot hide the fact that Ankara’s rolling back of the rule of law has shocked the EU.

     
  • Syria in Crisis
    Syria’s “Lost Province”: The Hatay Question Returns
    Emma Lundgren Jörum January 28, 2014

    The Hatay region, located on the coast north of Latakia, was originally a part of Syria, but Turkey annexed the region in 1939. While Hatay has made a forceful comeback in Syrian media, nothing suggests that the new rhetoric is indicative of a deeper change in the view that has quietly guided Syrian policy ever since 1939.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    How Should Washington Respond to Turkey?
    David Rothkopf June 11, 2013 CNN

    Following massive protests in Turkey and subsequent government backlash, Obama’s relationship with Prime Minister Erdogan has come into question.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkey at the Political and Geographic Nexus
    Marc Pierini April 4, 2013 China Radio International's Beyond Beijing

    Turkey has experienced rising influence, but struggles with internal divides. Currently, it is dealing with regional developments in pursuing peace with the PKK and Israel.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Is Turkey Taking the Lead Against Assad's Regime?
    Marc Pierini April 4, 2013 Fox News

    Following the Syrian crisis, Turkey's main role will be that of providing reconstruction aid.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    A Discussion on Turkey
    Henri Barkey May 12, 2011 Charlie Rose Show

    The Arab Spring has presented problems for Ankara’s foreign policy of zero problems with its neighbors. The outcome of the popular uprisings in neighboring Syria will ultimately have a significant impact on this policy and on the projection of Turkish power in the region.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkey's Role in the Middle East
    Henri Barkey June 8, 2010 Al Jazeera's Inside Story

    Turkey is one of the most economically and politically powerful states in the Middle East and it has recently been taking steps to fill the leadership vacuum that exists in the region.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Raid Strains Israeli-Turkish Relations
    Henri Barkey May 31, 2010 NPR's All Things Considered

    Turkey is strongly condemning Israel for the attack Monday on a six-ship flotilla taking humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip. The attack has dealt a very public setback to Israeli-Turkish relations, which have been slowly deteriorating for several years.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Gaza and the Peace Process
    Jessica Tuchman Mathews May 31, 2010 Al Jazeera

    The attack on the flotilla headed for Gaza was not only a political catastrophe for the Israelis; it also underscored the tragedy of the situation in Gaza and the need for substantive progress to be made in the peace process.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkish Military Leaders Released in Coup Probe
    Henri Barkey February 25, 2010 PBS NewsHour

    The recent arrest of more than fifty senior Turkish military officers on allegations that they planned to overthrow the government is part of a larger question about the influence the Turkish military should have on national politics.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Music and Politics Color Greek Pilgrimage to Trebizond
    Thomas de Waal February 1, 2010 BBC News

    The Turkish government’s new foreign policy of building bridges with old enemies, including the Armenians and the Greeks, is working to slowly bring about a new spirit of tolerance in modern Turkey.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    The Escalating Conflict Between Turkey and Iraq
    Henri Barkey October 29, 2007 NPR's Talk of the Nation

    Tensions are rising between Turkey and Iraq after the killing of 12 Turkish soldiers by the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) on Sunday. Carnegie's Henri Barkey talks to NPR about the crisis between the two nations.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Gülen: Top Issue in the Agenda of Erdoğan’s Visit to Azerbaijan
    Bayram Balci April 9, 2014

    Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan takes the battle against the Gülen movement beyond the national borders, and it seems that his visit to Azerbaijan, to a large extent, was motivated by the omnipresence of Gülen followers whose activities in Azerbaijan are massive and successful.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    What Next After Turkey’s Local Elections?
    Sinan Ülgen April 4, 2014

    The result of recent municipal elections in Turkey was a clear endorsement of Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s leadership. But the vote also raises a number of tough long-term questions.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Turkey: Local Elections Gave Huge Victory to Erdogan
    Bayram Balci April 3, 2014 Foreign Policy Journal

    The recent elections mark a new start and a new departure for the Turkish prime minister’s political career. Erdogan has proved that he is still popular, but despite this popularity and this victory, he has a lot of work ahead.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Erdoğan’s Pyrrhic Victory
    Sinan Ülgen April 3, 2014 Project Syndicate

    After winning recent local elections, Turkey’s prime minister may opt to lower the political temperature at home in the hope of repairing the country’s frayed relations abroad.

     
  • Eurasia Outlook
    Adrift on the Black Sea
    Thomas de Waal April 2, 2014

    The Black Sea region could do with some Turkish soft power, but it looks as though this is not a priority for Prime Minister Erdogan.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Turkey’s Citizens Caught in Political Crossfire
    Bayram Balci April 1, 2014 World Policy Blog

    The political battle between the AKP and their former-ally turned competitor Fethullah Gülen has had severe consequences for Turkish democracy.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Victory at Home, Estrangement Abroad
    Marc Pierini April 1, 2014

    Recent local elections in Turkey were a big victory for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on the domestic scene, but they have dented his standing internationally.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Shallow Version of Democracy Will Falter
    Sinan Ülgen March 27, 2014 Financial Times

    Turkey’s local elections on March 30 are set to be a contest between two visions of democracy. The outcome will have serious implications for the future of democratic freedoms.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Judy Asks: Is Erdoğan Abandoning Democracy?
    Judy Dempsey March 26, 2014

    Every week a selection of leading experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.

     
  • Article
    Democracy Support in Turkey’s Foreign Policy
    Senem Aydın-Düzgit, E. Fuat Keyman March 25, 2014

    Ankara’s attempts to make democracy promotion a focus of its foreign policy have had only limited success, in part because Turkey is losing credibility as a democratic model.

     

Carnegie Experts on Turkey

  • Bayram Balci
    Visiting Scholar
    Middle East Program

    Balci is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where his research focuses on Turkey and Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.

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  • Shahram Chubin
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Chubin, who is based in Geneva, focuses his research on nonproliferation, terrorism, and Middle East security issues. He was director of studies at the Geneva Centre for Security Policy, Switzerland, from 1996 to 2009.

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  • Gilles Dorronsoro
    Nonresident Scholar
    South Asia Program

    Dorronsoro’s research focuses on security and political development in Afghanistan. He was a professor of political science at the Sorbonne in Paris and the Institute of Political Studies of Rennes.

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  • Ariel (Eli) Levite
    Nonresident Senior Associate
    Nuclear Policy Program

    Levite was the principal deputy director general for policy at the Israeli Atomic Energy Commission from 2002 to 2007.

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  • Marwan Muasher
    Vice President for Studies

    Muasher is vice president for studies at Carnegie, where he oversees research in Washington and Beirut on the Middle East.

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  • Marc Pierini
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Pierini is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe, where his research focuses on developments in the Middle East and Turkey from a European perspective.

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  • Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe

    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on the implications of Turkish foreign policy for Europe and the United States, particularly with regard to Turkey’s regional stance and its role in nuclear, energy, and climate issues.

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  • Frederic Wehrey
    Senior Associate
    Middle East Program

    Wehrey’s research focuses on political reform and security issues in the Arab Gulf states, Libya, and U.S. policy in the Middle East more broadly. He was previously a senior policy analyst at the RAND Corporation.

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  • Katherine Wilkens
    Deputy Director
    Middle East Program

    Wilkens is the deputy director of the Middle East Program at the Carnegie Endowment. Over the last two decades, she has held a number of senior positions in the U.S. government and nonprofit sector.

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