Turkey Has Enemies in a Dangerous Neighborhood

January 18, 2016

The IS attack on Istanbul has the potential to further isolate Turkey. Ankara must start finding friends fast. When the academic Ahmet Davutoglu published the book Strategic Depth in 2001, on the eve of the Justice and Development Party’s (AKP) rise to power, he set out a foreign policy vision...

Turkey’s Corruption Crisis: A Political Probe

January 29, 2014

Turkey’s recent corruption probe is politically motivated. Corruption cases have a devastating impact on political parties. Turkey was recently hit by a corruption probe that shook the country's government. On December 17, 2013, Turkish police detained over 50 people as part of...

Turkey: “Everywhere is Taksim, Resistance Everywhere”

June 05, 2013

Protesters in Turkey are voicing their opposition to a democracy without democracy. Agnes Czajka and Bora Isyar analyze the build-up to the protests and the issues at stake. Taking a page out of the playbook of dictators from Damascus to Algiers, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has...

Turkey: Taksim is Not (Yet) Tahrir

June 03, 2013

Comparisons between Taksim and Cairo’s Tahrir Square are tempting. The protests in Turkey constitute a warning that maintenance of Erdogan’s style of government could turn Taksim into Tahrir. Almost a week of countrywide protests in Turkey have left an indelible mark on the...