Author profile: Polat Urundul

Polat Urundul is a PhD candidate at Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi (Middle East Technical University, or METU) in Ankara, Turkey.  His research interests are Turkish Foreign Policy, Europe, NATO, and British Politics.

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Turkish-U.S. Strategic Relations and the Syrian Civil War

The U.S. should not neglect Turkey’s security concerns in Syria, while Turkey must be ready to see the Kurdish people play a role in Syria’s political transition.

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Turkey’s Operation Olive Branch: Why is Turkey Attacking the YPG in Syria?

Turkey has entered Syria’s Afrin district to combat the YPG in order to guarantee security at the border as well as its place at the table of Syrian peace talks.

Erdogan’s Referendum: Expanding Executive Powers in Turkey

Erdogan’s Referendum: Expanding Executive Powers in Turkey

Turkey’s state of emergency may continue indefinitely if Turks approve the constitutional change expanding executive powers within the Turkish state.

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