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May 12, 2022

Energy security is critical to NATO’s Black Sea future

By Arnold C. Dupuy

Russia's invasion of Ukraine demonstrates the fragility of energy security in the Black Sea region, which NATO should address.

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security


Apr 1, 2022

Experts react: After Russia-Ukraine talks in Istanbul, is an end to war imminent?

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Atlantic Council IN TURKEY asks experts for their perspectives on the talks and what they mean for Turkey.

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy


Mar 10, 2022

Why Turkey is vital for Ukraine, as it balances both sides in Russia conflict

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY discusses Turkey's importance for Ukraine, Turkey's stance towards the war between Russia and Ukraine and its efforts towards mediation with Yevgeniya Gaber.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia


Mar 9, 2022

With the Israeli president’s visit, are Israel-Turkey relations back on track?

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY discusses the significance of Israeli President Isaac Herzog's visit to Turkey, the first state level bilateral visit since 2008 following over a decade of tensions between the two countries.

Geopolitics & Energy Security Israel


Mar 7, 2022

Turkey and the UAE are getting close again. But why now?

By Amjad Ahmad, Defne Arslan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s February 14 visit to the UAE indicates that rapprochement is well underway. Strategic and economic factors are behind this shift and many benefits can come from closer ties.

Economy & Business Middle East


Feb 25, 2022

Experts react: What does the Russia-Ukraine conflict mean for Turkey?

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Putin's invasion of Ukraine marks an inflection point in global affairs. Among the countries most affected, strategically, diplomatically and economically, is Turkey to the South across the Black Sea. We asked experts for their take on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its implications for Turkey.

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security


Feb 17, 2022

Turkey’s Russia-crisis strategy rests on one fact: It has too much to lose

By Grady Wilson

Turkey's approach underlines the significant risks a conflict poses to the delicate balance between its diplomatic and economic relationships, and security concerns around the region.

Conflict Defense Industry


Feb 10, 2022

Why a new missile system could solve Turkey’s US-Russia conundrum

By Dania Koleilat Khatib

Turkey's purchase of the Russian made S-400 has roiled Ankara's NATO relations and led to the imposition of CAATSA sanctions, creating a stalemate in relations. The development of a domestically produced air defense system, Siper, could provide a path to de-escalating and resolving the issue.

Defense Industry Defense Technologies


Jan 20, 2022

Turkey’s muted response to Cyprus’ offshore drilling reflects a new diplomatic reality

By Serhat S. Cubukcuoglu

Turkey's response, or lack thereof, to Cyprus' recent moves to capitalize on natural gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean marks a shift in diplomatic tone. While Turkey's stance has not changed, under the surface lies a changing geopolitical and economic reality.

Geopolitics & Energy Security Greece


Dec 16, 2021

Turkey could tip the balance in the Ukraine-Russia standoff

By Matthew Bryza, Grady Wilson

Turkey is doubling down on defense cooperation with Ukraine via drone sales, while retaining cordial relations with Russia. How can Ankara's diplomacy play a role in this simmering conflict?

Conflict Defense Industry