Europe must decide on Turkey

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

As details of the failed coup attempt continue to unravel, big questions are also looming about Turkey’s future ties with the U.S. and Europe

Comment(s) 7/26/2016

Time to save democracy, not stir more division

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Former Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who himself was ousted by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan not so long ago, believes that the threat from the coup attempt on July 15 is not over yet

Comment(s) 7/21/2016

Will Erdoğan rise to the occasion with wisdom?

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Having lived through the other ones, I never thought I would see another coup in Turkey

Comment(s) 7/19/2016

Let’s get real on Germany

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

The German Bundestag is not likely to revoke its Armenian genocide resolution, which has angered Ankara

Comment(s) 7/14/2016

Does Erdoğan need more enemies than friends at home?

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

The decision by Ankara to move toward normalizing its foreign policy - under the banner of “increasing the number of our friends and reducing the number of our enemies” - has raised the hopeful question in many minds as to whether this also heralds a period of normalization in domestic politics

Comment(s) 7/12/2016

Can Erdoğan reinvent himself?

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Shortly after being appointed prime minister by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Binali Yıldırım said one of his prime objectives would be to increase the number of Turkey’s friends and reduce the number its enemies

Comment(s) 7/7/2016

Islamists are angry but have no one else to turn to

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

The reactions among conservative and Islamist grassroots supporters of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) reveal confusion and anger in this significant portion of society over the deal with Israel

Comment(s) 7/5/2016

Reality dawns on Erdogan and the AKP

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

The attack at Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport is only the latest terrorist atrocity to be committed in Turkey. Our hearts go out to the injured and the families of those killed

Comment(s) 6/30/2016

Why are Poles worried if it was about Turkey?

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Now that the referendum is over and the dust is beginning to settle, the true picture of what happened in Britain and the reasons for this are slowly beginning to emerge

Comment(s) 6/28/2016

The real reason why Turkey’s EU membership is ‘unthinkable’

SEMİH İDİZ writes:

Today Britons will be holding one of the most crucial referenda the EU has seen since its foundation

Comment(s) 6/23/2016

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