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March 1, 2020, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

Eight long years of proxy war between Turkey and the Syrian regime have now morphed into direct confrontation between the two sides. In recent weeks, battle has raged for control […]

From myth to reality: How to understand Turkey’s role in the Western Balkans

March 13, 2019, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

In October 2017, the president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, made an official visit to Serbia. It was not the first time a Turkish leader had gone ...

Commentary: 4 factors that led to Turkey’s snap elections

April 21, 2018, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has called snap elections at the request of his ultra-nationalist ally, the Nationalist Action Party (MHP) ...

An envoy, an assassin and a mystery in the heart of Ankara

December 23, 2016, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

Coming at the tail end of an annus horriblis in global affairs, the assassination of the Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov by a Turkish police officer ...

  • A Turkish reshuffle spells trouble for Europe
    May 11, 2016, by Asli Aydintasbas of the ECFR

    Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s sudden departure from the corridors of power may not necessarily mark an end to the refugee deal with Europe — but it will certainly raise […]