Galip Dalay

Galip Dalay is a fellow at the Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS) at the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP) and a nonresident fellow at the Brookings Doha Center.

An Afghan Thaw in the Turkey-US Relationship?

September 14, 2021

Relations between Ankara and Washington have reached a historical nadir. Geopolitical decoupling, accumulating frustrations and proliferating crises define the context. For some time now, Turkey has been looking for useful geopolitical crises to remind the United States of its importance: situations offering leverage for gains on other fronts without risking...

Turkey: Voting Out Founding Ideology

August 18, 2014

The Turkish people not only elected Erdogan, but they also voted against the founding ideology of the republic. [This article was originally published by Al Jazeera English.] As widely expected, Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, emerged victorious in the first round of the country’s presidential elections with about 52% of...

The Heightened Responsibility of Rising Power

May 08, 2012

On Turkey’s political and economic rise, its refugee crises, and the need for a new immigration policy. As the Syrian uprising enters its 14th month, the world waits to see if the tenuous de-escalation of violence will hold and continues to debate an international intervention. Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip...