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Parameters of Engagement and Turkey’s Limits in the Coalition Against ISIS 13 novembre 2014

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Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) November 13, 2014

Mehmet Yegin & Hasan Selim Ozertem *

Turkey’s role in a coalition against the Islamic State group has not yet been determined. This brief discusses the dynamics that really matter in the decision-making process regarding Turkey’s participation in coalitions (suite…)

Turkey Hesitates to Revise External Priorities 12 novembre 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, November 12, 2014

Ilter Turan *

Is Turkey parting ways with its traditional allies? Is it trying to reconstitute former territories of the Ottoman Empire as a Turkish zone of influence? (suite…)

GMF’s Lesser: US-Turkey bilateral ties remain troubled 15 septembre 2014

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Today’s Zaman (Turkey) Monday, September 15, 2014, p. 9

Yonca Poyraz Doğan, Istanbul

While US Secretary of State John Kerry was on a trip through the Middle East and Europe recently to gather commitments of support against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) — which now calls itself the Islamic State (IS) — from US allies, he also lobbied Turkish leaders, highlighting the country’s strategic importance to the US. (suite…)

Turkey’s Turn Toward the EU: Superficial or Real? 12 septembre 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, September 12, 2014

Diba Nigar Göksel *

Both the Turkish public and politicians seems to be more interested in joining the European Union in recent months. At the same time, Europe is skeptical of Turkey’s overtures and waits to see if words will translate into actions in terms of political reforms. (suite…)

Unwanted, Unwelcome: Anti-Immigration Attitudes in Turkey 10 septembre 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, September 10, 2014

Emre Erdogan *

As immigrants in Turkey became more visible, so did a previously hidden problem: the intolerance of Turkish citizens toward immigrants. Several surveys reveal that Turkish citizens have a less than welcoming attitude regarding immigrants, and this attitude is often fanned by politicians and the media. (suite…)

Turkey’s Longest Year Continues with Presidential Elections 17 juillet 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, July 17, 2014

Emre Erdogan *

Even as a winner of numerous elections and referenda, 18 months of electoral contests is still a considerable challenge for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. He faces corruption allegations, urban popular unrest, and an unfavorable economic climate, but was still successful in the recent municipal elections. (suite…)

Transformation of Turkey’s Conservatism Under the AK Party 11 juillet 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, July 11, 2014

Galip Dalay *

Under the AK Party’s more than 11 years’ rule, one of the most hotly debated topics has been “conservatism” and its rise in Turkey’s politics. In contrast, little discussed but no less important is how the conservatives themselves have evolved over the same time period. (suite…)

The Russia-Ukraine Crisis: Preliminary Reflections on Turkey’s Policy 6 juin 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, June 06, 2014

Saban Kardas *

Turkey realizes that the Russia-Ukraine crisis has to be dealt with through the involvement of the major powers, and it is acting accordingly. Turkey has warned against the “domino effects” of the Crimean crisis, reflecting its deep fears that the crisis might inflame other frozen conflicts in the region. (suite…)

Turkish Stakes in the Ukraine Crisis 6 mai 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, May 06, 2014

Ian Lesser *

Over the longer-term, a more competitive and conflict-prone relationship between Russia and the West will test the foundations of recent Turkish foreign policy. (suite…)

The Kurdish Peace Process: Ideology, Interest, and the Regional Dynamics 29 avril 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, April 29, 2014

Galip Dalay *

The initiation of the ongoing Kurdish peace process has largely been attributed to domestic factors. Largely neglected, but no less important, is the regional context of the process. In this regard, the desecuritization of the Kurdish issue (suite…)

From Sochi to Euromaidan: Where is Turkey along Europe’s Eastern Fault-Lines? 17 mars 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, March 17, 2014

Diba Nigar Göksel *

This brief assesses whether Turkey’s balancing act between Russia and the West is sustainable given the pressures from within Turkey to take a stance against Moscow’s policies, and in light of Turkey’s Euro-Atlantic vocation. (suite…)

Can New Energy Supplies Bring Peace? 11 mars 2014

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Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) March 11, 2014
Mediterranean Policy Program ~ Eastern Mediterranean Energy Project

Brenda Shaffer *

The discovery of significant reserves of natural gas offshore Israel in 2009 and 2010 and rather smaller volumes of natural gas offshore Cyprus in 2011 has sparked interest in their potential to contribute to regional cooperation and peace. (suite…)

The Unbearable Heaviness of Being a Turkish Citizen 21 février 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 21, 2014

Emre Erdogan *

Despite their diversity, Turks have a common characteristic: thinking that Turkey has no friends and that every other country in the world is a potential enemy. (suite…)

The Structural Roots of Turkey’s Power Struggle 4 février 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 4, 2014

Galip Dalay *

A fierce power struggle between the governing AK Party and the Gülen Movement has dominated Turkey’s political scene, generating wide interest both domestically and internationally. Thus far, conjectural factors have been largely blamed for the crisis. (suite…)

The Legacy of World War I Continues to Linger 31 janvier 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, January 31, 2014

Ilter Turan *

What were the effects of World War I on Turkey and its relations with the world? Even 100 years after, it may still be too soon to tell. Yet, some important domestic and regional questions that Turkey currently encounters can be traced back to the war and its aftermath. (suite…)

Apocalyptic Death of Turkish Foreign Policy in 2013? 16 janvier 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, January 16, 2014

Saban Kardas *

For most pundits, 2013 was a bad year, if not a disaster, for Turkish foreign policy. But such apocalyptic judgments hardly substitute for the sound analysis that is needed for an accurate assessment. (suite…)

Turkey Inside-Out: Old Realities, New Risks, and Strategic Implications 13 janvier 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, January 13, 2014

Ian Lesser *

Turkey’s burgeoning corruption scandal and the deepening political and legal crises facing the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) government seem strong evidence of something new on the Turkish scene. (suite…)

The Rule of Law is the Casualty 3 janvier 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, January 03, 2014

Ilter Turan *

Recent raids, the taking into custody of important personalities, and the subsequent arrests sent shock waves through Turkish society. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has made it no secret that he views the entire situation as a conspiracy against him and his government. (suite…)

The Double Souls of Turkey and its Impact on Turkish-U.S. Relation 16 décembre 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, December 16, 2013

Ahmet K. Han *

Turkey’s hybrid Western/Muslim character is reflected it is relationship with the United States. The Turkish public resents the United States’ foreign policies and perceived “meddling” in Turkey’s neighborhood. (suite…)

Islamism, Electoral Hegemony, and Democracy: Lessons from Turkey, Egypt, and Tunisia 16 décembre 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, December 16, 2013

Sebnem Gumuscu & E. Fuat Keyman *

Widespread popular protests and the military coup in Egypt in the summer of 2013 and the sustained political turmoil in Tunisia have not only exemplified the tumultuous course of the Arab Spring but they have also reignited the debate on the compatibility of Islam and democracy. (suite…)