Turkish Politics


    • Op-Ed

    No Turkish Safe Zone in Syria

    The intensification of Turkish military action against the self-proclaimed Islamic State and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party does not translate into establishing a safe zone in Syria.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Turkey Launches Military Operations Against Islamic State and PKK

    • Marc Pierini
    • July 27, 2015
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    After military operations against the self-styled Islamic State in Syria and Kurdish separatists in Northern Iraq, Turkey’s strategy seems to be at a turning point.

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    IS Threat More Tangible for Turkey

    • Sinan Ülgen
    • July 25, 2015
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    After the July 20 attack on the Turkish cultural town of Suruç, there has been a fundamental shift in Turkey’s position regarding the Islamic State militants.

    • Op-Ed

    Turkey at a Democratic Crossroad

    The prospect of a coalition government offers Turkey an opportunity to overhaul its political culture and inch the country toward becoming a genuinely liberal democracy.

    • Op-Ed

    After June 7, Is Turkey Closer to the EU?

    With the Turkish electorate overwhelmingly rejecting Erdogan’s hyperpresidential style of politics, is it safe to say that Turkey is moving closer to the European Union?

    • TV/Radio Broadcast

    Turkish Election

    • Marc Pierini
    • June 05, 2015
    • Australian Broadcasting Corporation

    Will the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) be able to secure the 10 percent threshold needed to enter the Turkish parliament?

    • Op-Ed

    Turkey’s Critical Election

    Turkish elections have been boring since the AKP came to power in 2002. But this year’s vote is different: the outcome is unpredictable, and the stakes could hardly be higher.

    • Q&A

    Turkey’s Game-Changing Election

    Turkey’s parliamentary election will mark a pivotal moment for the country’s future. Yet for the first time in over a decade, the outcome is clouded in uncertainty.

    • Op-Ed

    Memoirs of the Armenian Catastrophe

    A collection of five books allows the reader to sidestep the politics and emphasizes the human story of the Armenian experience in 1915.

    • Op-Ed

    Making Amends for the Armenian Genocide

    Since the election of the government of the Islamist AK Party, Turkey has awkwardly begun to open up to its past. A space has opened up which has allowed diaspora Armenians to travel to their former homeland and citizens of Turkey to own up to their formerly hidden Armenian grandparents.

Carnegie Experts on
Turkish Politics

  • expert thumbnail - Akça
    İsmet Akça
    Nonresident Scholar
    Middle East Center
    İsmet Akça is a nonresident scholar at the Carnegie Middle East Center, where his work focuses on the Turkish military’s economy and civil-military relations in Turkey.

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