Turkey’s Transformation

 
  • Op-Ed
    Turkey’s Regime Change Policy for Syria Finds Little Domestic Support
    Sinan Ülgen October 17, 2014 World Politics Review

    Amid multiple security spillovers from the Syrian crisis, Turkish public opinion is becoming less supportive of Ankara’s ambitious agenda to champion regime change in Syria.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Understanding Turkey’s Take on the Islamic State
    Marc Pierini October 17, 2014

    Ankara should acknowledge that political realities and threats in the Middle East are changing fast. And the West should support a change in Turkish policy.

     
  • Event
    Meeting Minister Bozkır: Reenergizing the Turkey-EU Debate
    David Gardner, Volkan Bozkır October 16, 2014 Brussels

    The EU and Turkey must reenergize their bilateral relationship, as there are many different issues on which Brussels and Ankara will need to work together.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkey’s Border Threat and NATO’s Role
    Marc Pierini October 14, 2014 Nato Channel TV

    The West and Turkey should meet the Islamic State threat with counterterrorism and border control measures. That may not be a military operation, but it is a big challenge.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Kobanê and Beyond: Unfathomable Risks for Turkey and the Kurds
    Marc Pierini October 10, 2014

    If Islamic State militants were to gain control of Syrian Kurdish areas, it would trigger a political earthquake among the Kurdish communities of Turkey and Western Europe.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Turkey’s Dangerous Bet on Syria
    Sinan Ülgen October 9, 2014 New York Times

    Turkey’s policy of conditioning its anti–Islamic State engagement on support for an anti-Assad campaign will be at best ineffective and at worst counterproductive.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Turkey’s ISIS Crisis
    Sinan Ülgen October 2, 2014 Project Syndicate

    Turkey fundamentally disagrees with the United States in its interpretation of the threat that the Islamic State poses, viewing the group as a symptom of deeper pathologies.

     
  • Strategic Europe
    Tensions on the Turkish Border
    Marc Pierini September 22, 2014

    Chaos has descended along Turkey’s frontier with Syria. That raises a number of questions about Ankara’s efforts to combat the Islamic State militants.

     
  • Op-Ed
    Tusk, Mogherini, and Turkey
    Marc Pierini September 8, 2014 Hürriyet Daily News

    The appointments of a new European Council president and EU foreign policy chief will impact EU-Turkey relations, but the critical test will be how both players respond to events in the Middle East.

     
  • Op-Ed
    The West and President Erdoğan
    Marc Pierini August 14, 2014 Hürriyet Daily News

    Now that Erdogan has won the Turkish Presidency, the question is how he will restore Turkey’s relationship with its allies and what the future of Turkish foreign policy will be.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkey’s Border Threat and NATO’s Role
    Marc Pierini October 14, 2014 Nato Channel TV

    The West and Turkey should meet the Islamic State threat with counterterrorism and border control measures. That may not be a military operation, but it is a big challenge.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkey Seen Rebuilding Ties with the EU and U.S. on Security
    Sinan Ülgen August 8, 2014 Bloomberg TV On the Move

    The security risks in the Middle East will strengthen Turkey’s partnership with Western allies.

     
  • 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
    Turkey's Next Move
    Sinan Ülgen April 11, 2012 France 24

    While Turkey’s foreign policies have created tension with its neighbors, in the long run those policies are likely to enhance the country’s image across the Arab World.

     
  • TV/Radio Broadcast
    Turkey and Syria
    Sinan Ülgen February 7, 2012 BBC World News

    The overriding concern for Turkish policy makers is to prevent Syria’s implosion and descent into civil war.

     
  • 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.

     

Carnegie Experts on Turkey’s Transformation

  • 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, nuclear policy, and the security and economic aspects of transatlantic relations.

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