It is becoming harder by the day to make sense of the strategy behind Ankara’s domestic and foreign policy choices—assuming there is one at all.
A selection of experts answer a new question from Judy Dempsey on the foreign and security policy challenges shaping Europe’s role in the world.
Can Turkey’s divided political opposition mount a meaningful, unified challenge to President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s political hegemony?
Twelve months on from Turkey’s coup attempt, Ankara is forging ahead with imposing a religious-conservative agenda on society, despite significant popular opposition.
Brussels and Ankara should focus on a package of four short- to medium-term priorities to halt the recent degradation in bilateral relations.
Increasingly, Turkey’s leaders seek to reshape their country’s relationship with the EU away from the goal of accession toward a framework more focused on trade.
Could a more coordinated Turkey-UK relationship help the two governments improve their negotiating positions with the EU?
As the Turkish leadership becomes increasingly isolated from its traditional allies, Ankara seems tempted to seek refuge in an unconvincing regional role.
Upcoming meetings in Brussels may offer a chance for progress toward reconciliation between the EU and Turkey—but Ankara’s EU accession prospects remain remote.
Members of Carnegie’s Civic Research Network participated in a Reddit AUA on the important changes under way in civil society across the globe.