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Erdogan’s Kurdish gambit 14 avril 2013

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Gulf Times (Qatar)  April 14, 2013, p. 32               Deutsch  Español  Français

Sinan Ülgen *, Istanbul

Conflict in the Middle East threatens not only the security of many of its states, but also their continued existence. (suite…)

La décennie Erdogan à la loupe (1/5) – L’AKP, architecte de la nouvelle Turquie ? 4 mars 2013

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France Culture (Radio France) 04.03.2013
Culturesmonde

par Florian Delorme

Depuis quelques années, la Turquie est vue comme un laboratoire qui a su allier religion et modernité, Islam et démocratie. Etat laïc dirigé par un « islamiste modéré », la Turquie constitue aux yeux du monde un « modèle » qui pourrait – voire qui devrait – inspirer les pays voisins de cette région en pleine mutation. (suite…)

Arab world: Underfunded renaissance 11 février 2013

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Financial Times (UK) Monday, February 11, 2013, p. 9

By Roula Khalaf

Inexperienced Islamist leaders in Egypt and Tunisia are struggling to manage economic grievances that have persisted – and even worsened – since the old regimes fell. (suite…)

The Kurdish Challenge 12 janvier 2013

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The International Herald Tribune (USA) Saturday, January 12, 2013, p. 8

By Sinan Ulgen *

The assassination of three Kurdish activists in Paris only days after the Turkish government announced it had started peace talks with the jailed leader of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party, the P.K.K., underscores the difficulties of finding a lasting solution to Turkey’s most acute and thorny internal problem. (suite…)

Turkey seeks influence in Africa 7 janvier 2013

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Financial Times (UK) Monday, January 7, 2013, p. 6

By Daniel Dombey in Istanbul

Ankara moves away from European markets and aims at more prominent world role, writes Daniel Dombey (suite…)

Acturca Journal Watch December 2012 31 décembre 2012

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Acturca Journal and Periodical Review, December 2012

Compiled by Ozan Yigitkeskin

Acturca Journal Watch monitors leading scholarly journals for articles of particular interest to scholars of diplomacy, foreign relations, and international history on Turkey. It is updated monthly. (suite…)

Avoiding a Divorce: A Virtual EU Membership for Turkey 6 décembre 2012

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The Carnegie Papers (The Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) Dec 2012

Sinan Ülgen *

Turkey’s prospects of European Union (EU) membership are more uncertain than ever before. European leaders spent their residual political capital on combating the eurozone crisis and are reluctant to champion the unpopular EU-enlargement project. (suite…)

Turkey’s clash with Syria shows the risks of inaction 5 octobre 2012

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Financial Times (UK) Friday, October 5, 2012, p. 9

Sinan Ulgen *

With Turkey’s decision to authorise military action in Syria , the wave of Arab uprisings threatens to degenerate into interstate conflict, which will have disastrous consequences for regional stability. (suite…)

Spat with Iraq bares Turk plunge into regional power game 18 mai 2012

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Reuters News (UK) May 18, 2012

By Jonathon Burch, Ankara

Dispute signals Ankara’s entry into regional power struggle. U.S. pullout from Iraq allows greater Iranian influence. Turkey sees Iran as main geostrategic rival in Middle East. Erdogan’s combative diplomacy fuels friction with neighbours. (suite…)

Turkey seeks consensus for intervention in Syria 11 avril 2012

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The Daily Star (Lebanon) April 11, 2012, p. 9

By Lauren Williams, Istanbul

Sitting at a trendy bar in downtown Istanbul, Sami doesn’t have the sense that his country is about to go to war. Sami is just one Turk in some 78 million, but represents just some of Turkey’s domestic considerations in going it alone on Syria. (suite…)

Erdoğan the Peacemaker ? 4 avril 2012

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Daily News Egypt, 4 April 2012                                                   Français

by Sinan Ülgen *, Istanbul

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has taken on a daunting challenge. After participating in the nuclear-security summit in South Korea at the end of March, he went to Tehran to urge Iran’s leaders to make a deal (suite…)

Partners in need: Turkey, the European Union and the United States face the Arab Spring 7 mars 2012

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openDemocracy (UK) 7 March 2012

Nathalie Tocci *

The Arab spring has cast Turkey back into the western fold and away from alternative alliance patterns which seemed to be in the pipeline only a few years ago. Turkey won’t act in Syria without its western partners. Meanwhile it is the very incompleteness of the Turkish model which is of such interest to its neighbours. (suite…)

EU and Turkey: talks languish, trade booms 21 février 2012

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Associated Press (AP), February 21, 2012

By Christopher Torchia, Istanbul

If a project has no deadline, is it really a project? What do you call a negotiation process in which the partners can’t talk about key issues? These are existential times for Turkey’s campaign to join the European Union — an ambitious vision that has become increasingly ambiguous. (suite…)

Turkey and the bomb 15 février 2012

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Carnegie Papers (Carnegie Endowment for International Peace) February 2012

Sinan Ülgen

Though most states that want a nuclear weapon can get one through determined effort, the fact remains that most choose not to proliferate. Turkey is no exception. Not even the prospect of a nuclear-armed Iran is likely to push Ankara to develop its own nuclear weapons. (suite…)

« Ankara prépare une deuxième vague de représailles contre Paris » 23 décembre 2011

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France 24, 23/12/2011

Par Julien Peyron

Le vote en France sur la pénalisation de la négation des génocides a suscité la colère de la Turquie. En réponse, Ankara a annoncé une série de sanctions, qui ne serait que le début des représailles, selon le chercheur Sinan Ulgen. (suite…)

From inspiration to aspiration: Turkey in the new Middle East 6 décembre 2011

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Carnegie Papers (USA) December 2011, 42 pages

Sinan Ülgen

With democratic change struggling to take root in the Arab world even after the fall of several autocratic regimes, the question naturally arises whether Turkey can serve as a model for those who hope to usher the region through the difficult transition to a more democratic order. (suite…)

Turkey’s ‘zero problems’ problem 18 novembre 2011

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Today (Singapore) Nov 18, 2011, p. 26          Français  Deutsch  Español 

by Sinan Ulgen *

Ankara must redefine what it means to be a ‘good neighbour’, in a post Arab-Spring Middle East (suite…)

Après les révolutions arabes, Recep Tayyip Erdogan en quête d’imperium 13 septembre 2011

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Libération (France) 13 September 2011, p. 12

Marc Semo

En visite en Egypte, le Premier ministre turc se voit en leader musulman du Moyen-Orient. (suite…)

A more affirmative Turkey yet favors NATO cohesiveness 22 juin 2011

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The Daily Star (Lebanon) June 22, 2011, p. 7

By Sinan Ulgen *

Turkey joined the North Atlantic Treaty Organization at the beginning of the Cold War to gain the protection of the United States in the event of an attack by the Soviet Union. (suite…)

La Turquie contre la France, une rivalité stratégique 20 avril 2011

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La Croix (France)  no. 38951, mercredi, 20 avril 2011, p. 27          English

Heather Grabbe * et Sinan Ülgen **

La rivalité entre la Turquie et la France, que l’opération militaire en Libye a révélée, risque de mettre à mal l’échiquier sécuritaire et politique de la région. Ankara a brillé par son absence lors de la réunion des chefs d’État à Paris, le 19 mars, qui a posé les fondations de la coalition ad hoc destinée à faire respecter la zone aérienne d’exclusion en Libye. (suite…)