Turkey’s rapprochement with Iraqi Kurdistan – an obstacle to the Kurdish peace process?
The decision by Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, to pursue rapprochement with the president of Iraqi Kurdistan could prove a profound obstacle to the Kurdish... Read More
Between agitation and victimization – is Erdogan still a winner after Gezi park?
Erdogan’s lack of anger management might not only cost him the presidency but also damage Turkey’s growth projections in an increasingly volatile region. His last... Read More
Politics and the city – the battle over Istanbul’s Gezi park
After a week of protests and police brutality, a group representing the Gezi Park Solidarity met with government officials in Ankara and handed in a... Read More
Serb municipalities in Kosovo and Kurdish reform in Turkey
The ethnic-oriented Dayton constitution and Sejdic-Finci imbroglio is a great example of how the ethnicization of constitutions further divides a post-conflict multi-ethnic society. Turkey and... Read More
Turkey and the Kurdish conflict – domestic agenda meets regional concerns
Though a possible peace deal with the PKK has a lot to offer to Turkey, the process is still susceptible to spoilers. Should the rumoured PKK... Read More
Turkish-Serbian relations – a rising strategic axis in the Western Balkans
The strategic relations between Turkey and Serbia is an important case of how a century of negative peace could transform via economic cooperation and development.
Turkey – can the Shanghai Cooperation Organization be an alternative to the EU?
It is high time for EU leaders to revise their negative stances on Turkey’s membership prospects as the country and its leadership seriously start assessing authoritarian alternatives.
Cyprus – the drama unfolds
Given the on-going political crisis over hydro-carbon exploitation rights, plus a pending July 2012 deadline by which Greek Cypriots will assume the rotating EU Presidency, the failure of UN-mandated talks over reunification seems inevitable.