Category Archives: Turkey – Europe

Turkey’s ‘New Nationalism’ Amid Shifting Politics

By Max Hoffman, Michael Werz, and John Halpin Further Analysis of Polling Results Introduction and summary From the outside, Turkey has the hallmarks of a consolidating authoritarian regime. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan exercises near absolute control through the parliamentary majority of … Continue reading

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Turkish Embassy turns out to be source of threats sent to journalists in Belgium

“Erdoğan’s Long Arm” was caught red handed in Belgium. The Belgian Police detected that the IP address, where threat messages were sent to Turkish journalists via some social media, belongs to the Turkish Embassy in Brussels. The headline news of … Continue reading

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Turkey is becoming new hub for Salafist-jihadi exodus from Syria

by Metin Gurcan As the Islamic State (IS) has lost territory in Syria and Iraq, and as efforts are being made to separate radical elements from moderate Sunni opposition groups in and around Idlib, the violent Salafist-jihadi networks are migrating to Turkey.

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Οι προβλέψιμες όψεις ενός «απρόβλεπτου γείτονα» και η κατάσταση ετοιμότητας στην Ελλάδα για κάθε ενδεχόμενο

Του Αλέξανδρου Μαλλιά Είναι γεγονός ότι η επίσκεψη του προέδρου Ερντογάν προκάλεσε πολιτική τρικυμία στην Ελλάδα. Στις χαρτογραφημένες διπλωματικές θάλασσες, όμως, η οπτική γωνία των συγκρίσεων και αναλύσεων ήταν διαφορετική. Ο καθένας στοιχήθηκε δυστυχώς πίσω από τις πολιτικές προτιμήσεις και … Continue reading

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Προς τα πού πάει η Τουρκία του Erdogan;

Οτιδήποτε συμβαίνει στην γειτονική μας Τουρκία, αναπόφευκτα παρουσιάζει ενδιαφέρον για την Ελλάδα, ιδιαίτερα όταν αυτός ο δύστροπος και αναθεωρητικός γείτονας μας δημιουργεί κλίμα έντασης, με αποτέλεσμα να προκαλείται ανησυχία τόσο στις αρμόδιες κρατικές υπηρεσίες όσο και στην ελληνική κοινή γνώμη. … Continue reading

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Michael Flynn and the Turkish Connection

by David L. Phillips When he started investigating General Michael T. Flynn, Special Counsel Robert Mueller concentrated on his income and undisclosed contacts with Russian officials. Now, however, Mueller’s investigation has broadened to include Flynn’s business with Turkey. Flynn faces … Continue reading

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Turkey and U.S. Enter Most Important Crisis in Recent Memory

by Soner Cagaptay Even if Erdogan strikes a deal to keep the crisis from boiling over, Washington has shown him that there are limits to U.S. tolerance of his authoritarian balancing act. On Sunday, the U.S. embassy announced the suspension … Continue reading

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It’s time for Turkey to talk succession

by Michael Rubin The problem with strongman rulers is that the illusion of strength and stability they bring is fleeting. When dictators eviscerate checks-and-balances, they become the only glue holding society together.

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Torture returns to Turkey

THE masked special-ops officers barged into their apartment in Diyarbakir, in Turkey’s south-east, in the dead of a December night, says Tulay Yer-Celik. For the next two hours Mrs Yer-Celik, her month-old son and her mother-in-law listened as the agents … Continue reading

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Αυτοδιάθεση των μειονοτήτων και διεθνείς σχέσεις

του Χρήστου Ιακώβου Στις 21 Ιουλίου του 2010 το Διεθνές Δικαστήριο της Χάγης ανακοίνωσε τη συμβουλευτική του γνωμάτευση σχετικά με το κατά πόσο η ανακηρυγμένη ανεξαρτησία του Κοσσυφοπεδίου είναι σύννομη με το Διεθνές Δίκαιο. Η απόφαση, ότι δηλαδή η κήρυξη … Continue reading

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