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Internet Freedom and Freedom of Expression in Turkey 25 juillet 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 12, July 2014

by Ben Wagner *

The depressing reaction of the Turkish authorities to the Taksim and Gezi park protests bears strong authoritarian hallmarks and reflects the Turkish government’s fear of open displays of any form of dissent. (suite…)

Electoral Constellations Towards the August 2014 Presidential Elections in Turkey 24 juillet 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 17, July 2014

by Ali Çarkoğlu *

The results of Turkey’s municipal elections held on 30 March 2014, which consolidated the electoral strength of the conservative Justice and Development Party, surprised many. With presidential elections due to be held in August 2014 and a general election ten months later, this strong electoral performance may be indicative of an effective consolidation of the AKP’s electoral predominance. (suite…)

Dances with the Bear: Turkey and Russia After Crimea 9 juillet 2014

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GTE Working Paper (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 8, July 2014, 9 p.

by Adam Balcer *

The Turkish-Russian relationship is a complex set of economic, identity and geopolitical factors, and the recent increase in bilateral contacts has substantially decreased the possibility of open confrontation between Ankara and Moscow. However, this relationship cannot be called a strategic partnership, at least not in its present form. (suite…)

Global Turkey in Europe II. Energy, Migration, Civil Society and Citizenship Issues in Turkey-EU Relations 7 mai 2014

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IAI Research Papers (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 13, April 2014, 246 p.

edited by Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Daniela Huber, Meltem Müftüler-Baç, E. Fuat Keyman, Jan Tasci and Nathalie Tocci *

The EU, Turkey, and their common neighborhood are changing rapidly and deeply, exposing the European-Turkish relationship to new challenges and opportunities in diverse policy areas such as energy, migration, citizenship and civil society. (suite…)

The Southern Gas Corridor: Europe’s Lifeline? 30 avril 2014

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IAI Working Papers (Istituto Affari Internazionali) 14|07, April 2014, 10 p.

by David Koranyi *

The Ukraine crisis brought European energy security and with it the Southern Gas Corridor back into the spotlight. The crisis is far from over, but it is already clear that both the scope and nature of Russia’s relations with the European Union (EU) and the United States cannot remain unchanged. As the strategic context changes and Europe becomes more and more concerned (suite…)

Europe’s Changing Architecture: Notes on Rethinking the EU-Turkey Relationship 30 avril 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 16, 30 April 2014, 5 p.

Rosa Balfour *

2015 will mark 10 years of accession negotiations. Fast-forward to 2015, Turkey will have been through three election rounds and possibly deep political changes in a decade that has been characterised by the unchallenged government of the Justice and Development Party (AKP). (suite…)

Caspian Gas, TANAP and TAP in Europe’s Energy Security 21 avril 2014

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IAI Working Papers (Istituto Affari Internazionali) 14|06, April 2014, 16 p.

by Ariel Cohen *

Russia’s occupation of the Crimea and possible incorporation of Eastern Ukrainian regions demonstrated Europe’s vulnerability to Gazprom’s energy power. Whatever the EU’s reactions, diversification of energy supply to diminish Russia’s market share is likely to be one of them. TAP is one step towards the strategic goal of diminishing Gazprom’s huge presence in Europe. (suite…)

Turkey’s Municipal Elections: Setting the Stage for Upcoming Elections 14 avril 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 11, 14 April 2014, 3 p.

by Soli Özel *

Those who expected municipal elections to give Turkey a respite from the draining tensions and polarization that have marked the last three months have been proven wrong. Dead wrong. (suite…)

Turkish-Azerbaijani Energy Relations 9 avril 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali)  No. 15, April 2014, 6 p.

by Bülent Aras *

Turkish-Azerbaijani relations are currently taking shape based upon energy relations. This development is based on the two countries’ priorities in foreign policy and regional politics, underpinned by the mutual political will to maintain relations at this level. (suite…)

Turkey’s Migration Transition and its Implications for the Euro-Turkish Transnational Space 8 avril 2014

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GTE Working Paper (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 7, April 2014, 13 p.

by Ahmet İçduygu *

One area of the Euro-Turkish migration regime that has been overlooked is the migration transition of Turkey, as it rapidly develops from a net emigration setting to a net immigration setting. (suite…)

Untangling the Turkey-KRG Energy Partnership: Looking Beyond Economic Drivers 26 mars 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No.14, March 2014, 6 p.

by Gönül Tol *

For decades, Turkey viewed Iraq primarily through the lens of its own Kurdish problem. In the aftermath of the first Gulf War, Ankara shunned direct contact with Iraqi Kurds and opposed the incorporation of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk into a Kurdish federal state, fearing that it would strengthen Iraqi Kurds’ drive for independence (suite…)

Crises and Elections: What are the Consequences for Turkey’s EU Bid? 24 mars 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 13, March 2014,5 p.

by Eduard Soler i Lecha *

The economic crisis in Europe and the political tension in Turkey are bad news for Turkey-EU relations. The EU crisis has weakened Turkey’s traditional allies, made European public opinion more reluctant to enlarging the EU further, deteriorated the EU’s image in Turkey (suite…)

Can Eastern Mediterranean Gas Discoveries Have a Positive Impact on Turkey-EU Relations? 23 mars 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 12, March 2014, 8 p.

by Ayla Gürel & Fiona Mullen *

Any significant improvement in Turkey-EU relations depends on a solution to the Cyprus problem. A Cyprus settlement would allow the transfer of Eastern Mediterranean gas to the EU via Turkey, thus increasing Turkey’s strategic significance for the EU as a key gas transit country for Europe’s gas supplies. (suite…)

EU-Turkey Relations: A Visa Breakthrough? 19 mars 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 11, March 2014, 7 p.

by Gerald Knaus *

In June 2012 the European Council authorized the European Commission to begin talks with Turkey on visa liberalisation. The Council also presented Turkey a list of official requirements for visa-free travel, known as a « visa liberalisation roadmap. » On 16 December 2013, Turkey accepted the EU’s roadmap. (suite…)

Turkey’s Potential Role in the Emerging South-Eastern Mediterranean Energy Corridor 18 mars 2014

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IAI Working Papers (Istituto Affari Internazionali) 14|05, March 2014, 20 p.

by Elif Burcu Günaydın *

South-Eastern Mediterranean gas findings have raised much interest in recent years. Even though the estimated quantity of reserves is not globally significant, it is enough to be a regional game changer, promising a considerable amount of gas surplus to be exported. The main export route and potential customers are still being debated. (suite…)

The Turkey-Azerbaijan Energy Partnership in the Context of the Southern Corridor 17 mars 2014

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IAI Working Papers (Istituto Affari Internazionali) 14|04, March 2014, 12 p.

by Şaban Kardaş *

This paper examines the energy partnership between Turkey and Azerbaijan in the context of the Southern Corridor. It argues that an interdependent relationship between Turkey and Azerbaijan has emerged, parallel to the rising importance of the Caspian basin in European energy security discussions. (suite…)

Erbil Sends Oil, Ankara Gets Trouble 28 février 2014

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IAI Working Papers (Istituto Affari Internazionali) 14|02, 28 February 2014, 9 p.

by Olgu Okumuş *

Since the international media reported crude oil flowing from the KRG to Turkey, doubts about the act’s legality, political acceptability and opacity have surfaced. This oil trade is commercially enticing for energy-hungry Turkey, but is also politically risky. (suite…)

Turkey’s Energy Strategy and its Role in the EU’s Southern Gas Corridor 17 février 2014

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IAI Working Papers (Istituto Affari Internazionali) 14|01, 17 February 2014, 15 p.

by Erkan Erdogdu *

The Southern Gas Corridor (SGC) is a European Commission initiative aimed at facilitating the diversification of the routes and sources of gas imported into Europe. This paper is devoted to the analysis of Turkey’s role in this initiative. Following a summary of the current economic and energy situation in Turkey, the paper presents recent developments in the SGC and an analysis of Turkey’s role in the EU’s SGC vision. (suite…)

« Euro-Turks ». A Commentary 13 février 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No.10, 13 February 2014, 2 p.

by Anna Triandafyllidou *

The term Euro-Turks has been coined to refer to the Turkish immigrants in Europe, mainly in Germany but not only, and their offspring. The term has been coined to distinguish Turks who live in continental Europe from those who live in Turkey and it may be seen as a fundamental contradiction with the political discourses that consider Turkey as part of Europe and hence as a future member of the European Union. (suite…)

Europeanization, Framing Competition and Civil Society in the EU and Turkey 10 février 2014

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GTE Working Paper (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 6, 10 February 2014, 21 p.

by Ayhan Kaya & Raffaele Marchetti *

This paper examines the relationship between the European Union and Turkey with a particular focus on the Europeanization of Turkish civil society. The Occupygezi movement has revealed that a more comprehensive approach needs to be taken in order to understand the deep socio-political drives underpinning the Turkish bid for EU membership. (suite…)