The acquittal of Osman Kavala followed by his absurd rearrest shows the abysmal state of rule of law and democracy in Turkey.
Today’s Turkey is more nationalist and more inclined to assert its political and military power than in recent years. To deal with Ankara, NATO and the EU must be firm, resolute, and yet cooperative.
Canal Istanbul is a truly international and environmental issue, not just a dream-come-true story for Turkey’s leadership.
NATO leaders have fundamentally different views about terrorism, Russia, and European security. Dealing with these challenges will determine the alliance’s future direction.
Emmanuel Macron thinks the Atlantic alliance is brain-dead, but its problems have deeper roots than the recent U.S.-Turkish spat over Syria.
NATO, and especially its European members, are increasingly questioning Turkey’s reliability, especially since Ankara launched a military incursion in Syria.
Turkey’s incursion into northern Syria has put further strain on its soured relationship with the EU.
Turkey’s incursion into Syria has adverse consequences for Europe’s security. But the problem is much bigger than just Turkey. It is high time the EU reemerged on the Middle East scene and acted strategically.
The United States and Europe are erroneously banking on sanctioning Turkey to contain the fallout in Syria. Instead of sanctions, the West needs to devise a mutually agreed plan of action with Ankara.
As Turkey continues to forge its own economic and political path, the issue is how much more damage the current system of governance will inflict on the country, and how long and costly fixing the destruction will be.