August 16, 2017

Turkish Opposition’s Antaeus Moment?

In the polarized Turkish political field, the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has been the only formidable player to have its way in changing the […]
June 27, 2017

Turkey Tightrope Walking in the Gulf Region: Another Embarrassing Fall?

The ongoing crisis in the Gulf Region between the Saudi-led trio and Qatar that came in the wake of Donald Trump’s ‘orb diplomacy’ has presented yet […]
May 4, 2017

Post-Referendum Turkey: Prognostics

The denouement of the Turkish referendum melodrama, which has seen the ruling party’s proposal to change the country’s political system from parliamentary to presidential approved by […]
April 10, 2017

Turkish Foreign Policy Under the AKP Rule: The Limited Role of Turkey in Lebanon

ABSTRACT During the last decade, Turkish foreign policy exhibited a heightened interest in the Middle East thereby inaugurating a sharp departure from a long foreign policy […]
January 25, 2017

Reviving the Ottoman Language: a Complicated “Religious” Mission

The ascendency of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) to power in the early 2000’s has ushered in seismic shifts in Turkish economic, political, cultural and […]
December 9, 2016

The Supreme Mind, Genies and the Dollar Bill: Turkey and Conspiracy Theories

The proclivity for conspiracy theories in the Middle East is universal. A cursory survey of any average media outlet presents a legion of examples of automatic […]
October 4, 2016

Turkey and Russia: An Alliance or a Gimmick?

On the 28th of September 2016, the Kremlin announced that preparations were under way for President Vladimir Putin to visit Turkey in October, a further sign […]
July 14, 2016

Turkey-Israel Relations: A Troubled Marriage

June 7, 2016

Presidentialism à la Turque: Turkish Democracy Hanging in the Balance

May 5, 2016

The Refugee Crisis: A Geopolitical Blessing in Disguise for Turkey