When will the AKP provide the stability it promised?

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

AKP came to power in November promising stability for Turkey

Comment(s) 2/4/2016

Turkey’s European problem

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Many European nations that are less than friendly toward refugees today on the grounds of cultural and religious differences also failed their humanity test toward masses of people fleeing conflict and injustice before, during, and in many cases after World War II

Comment(s) 2/2/2016

Ankara’s ‘PYD nightmare’ not over yet

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

It is not clear if Salih Muslim, the co-chair of the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party (PYD), was not invited to the Geneva talks because of pressure from Turkey or much broader considerations. Ankara says the PYD is a terrorist organization allied to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK)

Comment(s) 1/28/2016

EU and Turkey have to work together on refugees

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

There is much talk in Europe about the need to cooperate with Turkey over the refugee crisis

Comment(s) 1/26/2016

Turkish PM makes demands, but is anyone listening?

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

While he was in London on Jan. 18 for talks with his British counterpart David Cameron, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu also fielded questions from the British press on the Syrian Crisis

Comment(s) 1/21/2016

Davutoğlu’s talks in Europe not expected to advance Turkey’s EU bid

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is on a European tour this week which will cover two key EU member states, namely Great Britain and Germany

Comment(s) 1/19/2016

Things in Turkey will get worse before they get better

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Turkey has entered a dangerous period the likes of which it has never seen since our republic was founded

Comment(s) 1/14/2016

Erdoğan’s blinding ideological fixations

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is the master of loaded cryptic statements that go down well with his unquestioning supporters but have no real meaning as they result in more questions being asked than answered being provided

Comment(s) 1/12/2016

Turkey taken unawares by Saudi Arabia

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Saudi Arabia clearly beheaded the popular Shiite cleric Nimr al-Nimr with awareness of the consequences this would have, especially with regard to the Sunni-Shiite fault line

Comment(s) 1/7/2016

Erdoğan’s sense of democracy and justice

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is clearly not interested in letting the debate about turning Turkey into a presidential system rest

Comment(s) 1/5/2016

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