Pinar Dost-Niyego

  • In Trump, Turkey Sees Hope for a New Era with the United States

    Donald Trump’s electoral victory has been welcomed in pro-government circles in Turkey. This is not surprising when one takes into account the US president-elect’s past comments on Turkey and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

    Following the attempted coup in Turkey in July, Trump, in an interview with the New York Times, described Erdoğan as a strong leader and credited him with rallying his supporters to fend off the putschists. He also emphasized the larger role Turkey can play in the war against the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS).

    In his comments on Trump’s victory, Erdoğan said that “a new era has begun in the United States”...

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  • Europe-Turkey Tensions Rise as Russia Seeks Partnership with Ankara


    Three recent events in and around Turkey raise concerns about this country's direction for the United States and its European allies.

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  • Turkish-Iranian Rapprochement and the Future of European and Asian Energy

    In a new issue brief, “Turkish-Iranian Rapprochement and the Future of European and Asian Energy,” Pinar Dost-Niyego and Orhan Taner of the Atlantic Council’s Turkey office outline how Turkey and Iran’s developing relationship is a key consideration in analyses of European and Asian energy security. They argue Turkish-Iranian relations, in which energy plays an important role, should be seen in the context of EU energy needs and dynamic US energy interests. The evolution of the Iranian-Turkish relationship has implications for nuclear discussions and sanctions against Iran, the US withdrawal from the Middle East, American shale gas development, and the US foreign policy “pivot to Asia.”

    pdfRead the Issue Brief (PDF)

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