Despite recent—and harsh—rhetoric, one hopes that Brussels and Ankara find the common ground to work on their many mutual interests.
Turkey wants to become a major regional energy hub. The EU should be cautious of Ankara’s potential role as a gatekeeper of gas supplies to the European market.
Washington and Brussels need to rebuild trust with Turkey. That is the only way to counter the country’s swelling anti-Americanism and alienation from the West.
There is an acute need for a new European narrative for Turkey. Such a framework should create a new platform of cooperation and complement the country’s EU accession path.
While the causes of Turkey’s failed coup remain shrouded in mystery, Ankara’s policy shift toward Moscow could have played a role.
At a meeting in Saint Petersburg between the Russian and Turkish presidents, an opportunistic convergence of minds could emerge between the two leaders.
One way or another, Turkey has to entertain a relationship with the European Union.
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.
The failed coup in Turkey could lead either to a renewed push toward a presidential system or to a newfound momentum for democratic reforms.
Since Turkey’s failed coup, the workings of religion in Turkish political life have become much stronger than ever before in recent years.