Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s goal of unchallenged power is firmly rooted after Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s resignation. The novelty is that it is happening with Germany’s acquiescence.
A new layer of ambitious small and midsize powers is emerging in the Middle East, representing a structural shift in the regional order and an opportunity for European diplomacy.
Ahmet Davutoglu will step down as Turkish prime minister later in May, but to what extent will this impact on the future of Turkey’s domestic and foreign policies?
The sudden change of power in Turkey will pose a significant impact on the country’s relations with Europe—and the fate of the refugee deal.
A major deal between the EU and Turkey on refugee exchanges and visa liberalization is in imminent danger of coming apart at the seams.
A new English-language biography offers a fresh insight into the inspiring life of the assassinated Armenian-Turkish editor and civil rights leader Hrant Dink.
The current priorities in EU asylum policy are all about implementing the March 2016 refugee deal with Turkey in good faith.
The proxy war in Syria, the escalation of the Kurdish question, and the Islamic State’s terrorist activities are making Turkey more vulnerable to internal and external pressures.
The EU’s refugee agreement with Turkey that Angela Merkel helped secure is becoming embroiled in a struggle between Berlin and Ankara over media freedom in Germany.
Long gone are the days when Turkey was seen as the model Muslim country on its way to democracy.