• Event

    Turkish Politics and the Fading Magic of EU Enlargement

    Turkey’s AKP referendum victory on constitutional reform could result in measures revitalizing the country’s bid for EU membership. However, the referendum could also deepen Turkey’s political divisions.

    • Op-Ed

    Europe Must React to Turkey’s Vote

    Turkey’s recent constitutional referendum passed with the support of little over half of the Turkish population, giving Prime Minister Erdogan an electoral victory and consolidating his political authority.

    • Op-Ed

    Turkey Faces the Democracy Test

    Turks are preparing to vote on a set of proposed constitutional amendments that risk undermining the independence of the judiciary and eroding one of the necessary checks on the power of the executive branch.

    • Op-Ed

    Turkey's Silent Crisis

    Rising tensions between the Turkish government and the country’s Kurdish minority influence every aspect of political and cultural life in the country and threaten U.S. interests in the entire region.

    • Nuclear Energy Brief

    Nuclear Suppliers Group and the IAEA Additional Protocol

    Exempting Argentina and Brazil on new enrichment and reprocessing guidelines in the 46-member Nuclear Suppliers Group undermines the separate but important goal of establishing the IAEA Additional Protocol as the global standard on nonproliferation verification.

    • Op-Ed

    Turkey, a Silver Lining of the Crisis

    The crisis in the eurozone may prove a blessing in disguise for Turkey, given its strong economic performance over the past years, and could even revitalize Turkey’s prospects for membership in the European Union.

    • Op-Ed

    Don't Blame Europe for Turkey's Moves Away From the West

    Fully engaging with and understanding Turkey is of critical importance for the United States, and blaming the European Union's continued reluctance to accept Turkey into its ranks oversimplifies the situation and could lead to unintended consequences.

    • Op-Ed

    Turkey's Other War

    While Turkey, led by Prime Minister Erdogan, pursues an activist foreign policy in the Middle East, troubles with an insurgent Kurdish minority threaten the stability of the AKP’s leadership.

    • Article

    Turkey’s Shifting Foreign Policy: What Next?

    The recent flotilla incident involving Turkey and Israel marked the culmination of a significant shift in Turkish foreign policy, one in which Turkey emerged as an assertive regional actor.

    • Q&A

    Rising Turkey in a Changing Middle East

    The balance of power in the Middle East is shifting, and Turkey's changing role and rising influence with other countries provides both a risk and an opportunity for Washington.

Carnegie Experts on

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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.
  • expert thumbnail - Ülgen
    Sinan Ülgen
    Visiting Scholar
    Carnegie Europe
    Ülgen is a visiting scholar at Carnegie Europe in Brussels, where his research focuses on Turkish foreign policy, nuclear policy, cyberpolicy, and transatlantic relations.

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