Post Tagged with: "Turkey"

Turkey’s Borderlands, the Syrian Civil War, and the Kurds

Turkey’s Borderlands, the Syrian Civil War, and the Kurds

For countries that share a long land border and overlapping populations with similar customs, ‘spillover’ is a natural sociological corollary of transnational ties.

Kurds, Democracy and a New Coalition Government

Kurds, Democracy and a New Coalition Government

The Turkish election results validate the path towards a political solution to the Kurdish question and point towards further Kurdish unity in the region.

Transboundary Water Governance in the Euphrates Tigris River Basin

Transboundary Water Governance in the Euphrates Tigris River Basin

One of the biggest challenges now is to establish transboundary water cooperation in the midst of current state of affairs in the Euphrates-Tigris river basin.

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkish Foreign Policy in Turbulent Times

Turkey’s democratic consolidation problems in the domestic arena have posed limitations on its ability to project power in the region, and widened the chasm with the European Union.

Turkey, the Islamic State, and the Kurdistan Liberation Movement

Turkey, the Islamic State, and the Kurdistan Liberation Movement

The congruence IS seeks to create between culture and geography resembles the development of a modern nation-state more than many might be willing to admit.

Presidential Elections in Turkey: The Victory of a ‘New State of Affairs’

Presidential Elections in Turkey: The Victory of a ‘New State of Affairs’

Turkey’s presidential developments mark two processes. First, reinstating the conflict around the position of political Islam. Second, a post-Western foreign policy.

Turkish Presidential Elections and the Kurdish Peace Process

Turkish Presidential Elections and the Kurdish Peace Process

Recep Tayyip Erdogan will most likely be elected as the next president of Turkey. If not, expect to see progress on the Kurdish peace process from the AKP government.

Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan’s Non-Apologies to the Armenians and Kurds

Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan’s Non-Apologies to the Armenians and Kurds

The lukewarm responses of the Armenian state and Kurdish and Armenian social groups reveal that Erdoğan’s statements were merely political statements, not apologies.

The New Turkey: A Rival to the West in the Near East?

The New Turkey: A Rival to the West in the Near East?

Recent moves by Turkey’s ruling party, the AKP, have led experts to question whether the new Turkish foreign policy leads to a challenge to US interests in the Near East.

Approaching 2015: How to Assess Erdoğan’s Statement on the Armenian Genocide?

Approaching 2015: How to Assess Erdoğan’s Statement on the Armenian Genocide?

Prime Minister Erdoğan’s statement on the Armenian Genocide elevated previous utterances made by government officials to the level of Turkey’s official position.

Erdoğan’s Condolences: Too Little, Too Late within a Steadily Changing Context

Erdoğan’s Condolences: Too Little, Too Late within a Steadily Changing Context

Many Armenians believe that Erdoğan’s condolences constitute too little at this stage and do not provide hope for any major breakthrough in Armenian-Turkish relations.

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Year of Living Dangerously

The Muslim Brotherhood’s Year of Living Dangerously

It has been a difficult year for democratic Islamists across the Middle East. The past year’s events constitute a test of the Brotherhood’s commitment to democracy.

Review – The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy

Review – The Domestic Sources of European Foreign Policy

Serrano emphasises the importance of domestic politics in shaping policy decisions at the EU level, an influence that has not always been empirically justified.

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