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Defending the Tomb of Suleyman Shah: Turkey’s Options and Challenges 1 octobre 2014

Posted by Acturca in Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
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EDAM Discussion Paper Series, 2014/8, 1 October 2014, 18 p.

Can Kasapoglu & F. Doruk Ergun *

As Turkey has hardened its rhetoric towards Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) following the release of the hostages, a new crisis seems to be in the offing with the increased activity around the Tomb of Suleyman Shah, Turkey’s exclave near Aleppo. (suite…)

A Turkish Perspective on the Rise of the Islamic Caliphate 1 septembre 2014

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EDAM Discussion Paper Series 2014/6, 1 September 2014

Sinan Ulgen & F. Doruk Ergun *

In their paper entitled “A Turkish perspective on the rise of the Islamic Caliphate”, Sinan Ulgen and Doruk Ergun elaborate on the challenges posed by ISIL and analyze Turkey’s potential role in the containment of ISIL. (suite…)

The Crimean Standoff: Implications for Turkey 10 mars 2014

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EDAM Discussion Paper Series, 2014/2, 10 March 2014, 9 p

Can Kasapoglu & F. Doruk Ergun *

The standoff between Russia and Ukraine over Crimea presents numerous challenges for Turkey. As the only state to control the gateway into the Black Sea, the Dardanelles and Bosphorus, Ankara’s stance may have a significant impact on how the crisis and a potential military conflict plays out in the region. (suite…)

The Syrian Civil War: A Military Strategic Assessment 2 mai 2013

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EDAM Discussion Paper Series, 2013/5, 2 May 2013, 22 p.

Can Kasapoğlu & F. Doruk Ergun *

This study was designed as an “introduction to the Syrian battleground”. The paper is planned to answer two main questions as follows: (1) What are the ongoing conflict’s major determinants; (2) and how can they shape possible trajectory and final outcome of this armed struggle that has been taking place right at Turkey’s doorstep. (suite…)