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Turkey’s Europeanization: Conspiracy or Democracy? 12 novembre 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, November 12, 2013

Diba Nigar Göksel *

The EU is confused about how to influence Turkey’s democratization course. When Turkey had a viable EU membership prospect, EU conditionality steered democratization efforts. (suite…)

Democratization from Above: Erdoğan’s Democracy Package 22 octobre 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, October 22, 2013

Ilter Turan *

The democracy package that Prime Minister Erdoğan introduced with fanfare on September 30 failed to meet expectations. (suite…)

Turkey’s Africa Policy 7 octobre 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, October 07, 2013

Bülent Aras *

Since 2005, the makers of Turkish foreign policy have expanded the country’s focus, opening up to regions that were considered faraway territories in former decades. (suite…)

Transatlantic Trends 2013 18 septembre 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, September 18, 2013           Türkçe

Executive Summary

Over the past year, policymakers on both sides of the Atlantic have had to face grave economic and foreign policy challenges, heightened in a number of countries by the prospect of upcoming national elections. (suite…)

From Model to Bystander and How to Bounce Back: Turkey, the Middle East, and the Transatlantic Alliance 10 juillet 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, July 2013, 17 p.
Foreign Policy Papers

Nora Fisher Onar *

The perception of Turkey as a model for the Middle East appears to have been fleeting. For the time being, the story has petered out because Turkey, like its allies and rivals, has proven unable to shape outcomes after the Arab revolutions, especially in Syria. (suite…)

Encounters with the Third Kind: Turkey’s New Political Forces are Met by Old Politics 26 juin 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, June 26, 2013

Ilter Turan *

Demonstrations that commenced at the Gezi Promenade of Taksim Square at the end of May over plans to build a shopping mall are presenting a challenge to the government of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, whose appearance of invincibility has been considerably tarnished. (suite…)

Turkey and Georgia: Zero-Problems? 19 juin 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, June 19, 2013, 8 p.

Diba Nigar Göksel *

Over the past decade, relations between Turkey and Georgia have flourished on the political, economic, and geostrategic fronts. Nevertheless, underlying frictions have surfaced in the past year when Georgian parliamentary election campaigns highlighted Turko-skepticism among segments of the Georgian society. (suite…)

Understanding the Structural Causes of Turkish Protests 6 juin 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, June 06, 2013

Saban Kardas *

Last week’s demonstrations in Turkey are seen likely to create major ramifications in Turkish politics. (suite…)

Kurdish Peace Process Remains on Track 10 mai 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, May 10, 2013

Amberin Zaman *

If all goes to plan, over 29 years of violence in Turkey between government forces and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which has cost over 40,000 lives, will soon come to a close. (suite…)

Syria and Iraq ― Convergence and Divergence in U.S.-Turkish Assessments 2 mai 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, May 02, 2013

Hassan Mneimneh *

At the onset of the dramatic transformations in the Arab world more than two years ago, Turkey seemed positioned to assume an important role as a political, economic, and ideological reference for the emerging polities of the region. (suite…)

Energy in Turkey’s International Affairs and the Race for Southern Corridor 19 avril 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, April 19, 2013

Saban Kardas *

Energy issues are leaving an imprint on Turkey’s foreign policy agenda in surrounding regions. Energy Minister Taner Yildiz has been handling a heavy portfolio filled with projects that are by no means related to energy alone. (suite…)

Turkey’s Second Kurdish Opening: Light at the End of the Tunnel or Another Failed Attempt? 12 avril 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, April 12, 2013

Ilter Turan *

Following a rebellion in 1925, Turkish became the exclusive language of the Turkish educational system and the bureaucracy; organizing to express ethnicity in a political way was banned. (suite…)

Turkish-Israeli Relations after the Apology 12 avril 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, April 12, 2013

Bülent Aras *

In March 2013, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to the Turkish people for Israeli mistakes during the Mavi Marmara incident. U.S. President Barack Obama deserves the lion’s share of credit for mediating to mend the ties, but the leaders acted wisely given the pressing regional situation. (suite…)

Turkey’s Negotiations with the PKK: Contents, Dynamics, Risks, and Possible Outcomes 28 mars 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, March 28, 2013

By Gökhan Bacik *

The government’s recent direct talks with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the call by Abdullah Öcalan, leader of the PKK, for the PKK’s withdrawal from Turkey are a turning point in the history of Turkey’s Kurdish problem. (suite…)

Gay Rights: Where is Turkey Heading? 28 mars 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, March 28, 2013

Diba Nigar Göksel *

The realities and debates of the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) persons reflect the clashing social, political, and geostrategic trends in Turkey. (suite…)

Turkey’s Cold Wars 13 mars 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, March 13, 2013

Ian Lesser *

Turkey is no stranger to cold wars. Over the past decade, Turkey’s foreign policy has been directed toward breaking its pattern of crisis-prone relations, with some real success in the Balkans, the Eastern Mediterranean, and the Middle East. (suite…)

Avoiding a Shrinking EU in an Expanding Planet: A Turkish Contribution to the Debate on Europe’s Future 1 mars 2013

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Policy Brief (German Marshall Fund of the United States) February 28, 2013

Bahadır Kaleağası *

Global challenges are pushing the EU toward an unavoidable dilemma. The EU ought to expand to include new countries and reach a critical size that will let it weather the 21st century. (suite…)

Turkey-EU Relations: Back to Basics? 27 février 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 27, 2013

Emiliano Alessandri *

While France has decided to lift its veto on one of the chapters of EU accession negotiations with Turkey, chances are that the Turkey-EU relationship will continue to remain in a limbo. (suite…)

Turkey’s Iraq Challenge 12 février 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 12, 2013, 4 p.

Hasan Kanbolat *

The problems between the Iraqi central government and Turkey are due to several factors: Ankara’s stance against Maliki’s bid for the post of prime minister after Iraq’s elections, Turkey’s protection and hosting of Hashimi, Turkey’s close relations with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG), and the conflicting approaches of Turkey and Iraq regarding the situation in Syria. (suite…)

Turkey, Syrian Opposition, and the United States: An Unlikely Trio? 19 novembre 2012

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, November 19, 2012, 4 p.

Şaban Kardaş *

Syrian anti-government groups reached a U.S.-backed deal in Doha. An interesting catalyst in the process leading to Doha agreement was U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s remarks in late October (suite…)