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Eurasia Politics

Turkish Democracy Again at a Crossroads

While Turkish citizens are trying to cope with Covid-19, the government took the opportunity to further its agenda. In an unprecedented move, the Turkish government replaced Boğaziçi University’s director with Melih Bulu, a non-faculty member at the university and a former politician under Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party.

Middle East/North Africa Politics

A place in the sun? Assessing the Turkish government’s olive branch to Israel

Following the election of Joe Biden as the next US President, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has set the eyes of an increasingly diplomatically isolated nation on its regional neighbour and former ally. Israel, spurred by the threat of Iran in the region, has also sent signals that rapprochement with Turkey is on the cards. Can the two countries mend their fraught relationship?

Middle East/North Africa Politics

Saudi Arabia can manage Turkey’s Khashoggi pressure campaign

President Erodgan has used the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul to discredit his rival, the Saudi Crown Prince. How will Erdogan continue to leverage this incident?

Economics Europe Finance

Erdogan’s lira problem

Turkey is facing one of the most serious monetary crises of its recent history. Are Erdoğan’s populist politics to blame?

Europe Politics

Turkey’s elections: the long term risks of an Erdogan win

The result could be the final straw in a fractured relationship with the West that moves Turkey ever closer to Russia and illiberalism and away from its NATO allies and EU membership aspirations and might make Erdogan the most powerful leader since Ataturk.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s terrorist threat a year after the Reina shooting

A year after the deadly New Year’s Eve attack in Istanbul, Turkey continues to face a heightened threat from radical Islamist militants. However, security forces have become increasingly proficient in countering cells operating within the country.

Middle East/North Africa Security

Turkey’s 2018 risk outlook

Turkey is likely to face unrest, foreign policy tensions, an unsettled economy, and terrorist threats in 2018. But that won’t stop Erdogan from cementing his authoritarian trajectory and expanding regional influence.

Europe Politics

Turkey’s influence network in Europe is leading to tension

President Erdogan uses Turkey religious network in Europe to expand the government monitoring of opposition figures and gain popular support.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Axis of friendship reignited: Erdogan and Putin’s détente

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan’s new understanding with Russia’s President Vladimir Putin will lead to political and economic possibilities.

Economics Middle East/North Africa

Putin and Erdogan’s meeting signals revived economic ties

Decreased hostilities between Putin and Erdogan signals greater financial opportunity for investors.