Berk Esen

Berk Esen is an IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellow at the Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS) at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). SWP advises the German government and Bundestag on all questions relating to foreign and security policy.
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Erdoğan’s Regime Persecutes Political Opponents

A top Turkish court has packed off the president’s critics to prison on spurious charges. This has sparked outrage in the West despite Turkey’s increased geopolitical and geostrategic relevance given the Russia-Ukraine War. The West must oppose Erdoğan’s authoritarianism and stand up for Turkish democracy. Continue Reading

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