Despite his incontestable authoritarianism, the Turkish prime minister remains the most legitimate leader in the region and a key player for U.S. policy in the Middle East.
The security risks in the Middle East will strengthen Turkey’s partnership with Western allies.
Turkey will directly elect a president for the first time in its history. Will the new government be able to pull Turkey out of its slump and mend relations with the West?
A reshuffled EU leadership and a new Turkish presidency could provide a much-needed opportunity for a revamped EU-Turkey relationship.
The once warm relationship between Turkey’s AKP and Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood has measurably cooled as geopolitical realities have shifted.
The declaration of a Middle Eastern caliphate has wide-reaching consequences for the region and the world. The West needs to realize the significance of what is happening.
By choosing Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu as its joint presidential candidate, the Turkish opposition has shown that it can offer hope and appeal to the broader Turkish population.
The end of the coalition between Erdogan and Gülen is a turning point in Turkish politics and Turkish soft power in post-Soviet Central Asia and the Caucasus.
Whoever will be the next president of Turkey will have the difficult task of rebuilding trust with the EU. The challenge is linked to Turkey’s foreign and domestic policies.
The hostage crisis is only the beginning of a larger crisis for Turkey.