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Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Now let’s see an agreement in the Eastern Mediterranean

The Trump administration has demonstrated its ability to bring allies together and promote regional peace and cooperation. The United States should keep up this momentum by helping to reach an agreement between Turkey, Greece, and Cyprus, and de-escalate the conflict in the Eastern Mediterranean region.

TURKEYSource by Brenda Shaffer

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Wed, Sep 23, 2020

Solving the Eastern Mediterranean crisis requires compromise

France, Greece, and the entire EU should embrace this de-escalatory approach, recognizing that the entire transatlantic community will be strategically better off with a strong Greece-Turkey relationship that ensures a fair system for sharing Eastern Mediterranean energy resources.

TURKEYSource by Matthew Bryza

Geopolitics & Energy Security Greece

Thu, Sep 17, 2020

Eastern Mediterranean tensions require diplomacy, not conflict

Despite the continued challenges and dangerous rhetoric, the only viable path remains through dialogue and compromise. For Turkey, this means openness to dialogue to address the issues at hand and expanding its diplomatic front to build support for its interests.

TURKEYSource by Mitat Çelikpala

Conflict Crisis Management

Tue, Jul 28, 2020

The EU must begin to show Turkey some respect

Turkey, the EU, and the United States have more in common than we do not in common, and the stakes are higher than anyone in these crazy times seems to understand. It is now high time that the EU and its member states treated Turkey as an accession-negotiating candidate and a strategic partner rather than as a rival.

TURKEYSource by Ambassador Faruk Kaymakcı

European Union Turkey
refugee resilience

Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Turkey offers blueprint for future migrant crises

Turkey hopes the relatively successful integration of some four million Syrian war refugees into its economy will inspire other countries straining under a sudden, massive influx of migrants.

New Atlanticist by Larry Luxner

Conflict Migration

Wed, Jul 8, 2020

Libya’s future depends on constructive, not destructive, international involvement

Turkey’s strong support for Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj's UN-recognized administration, however, may have at least spared the country from falling into the wrong sphere of influence. But getting to a lasting peace in Libya will require the constructive involvement of all the actors who have a stake in Libya’s future.

TURKEYSource by Mehmet Öğütçü

Conflict Libya

Wed, Jul 1, 2020

Global value chain disruptions: Challenges and opportunities

As one of its immediate impacts, the pandemic disrupted global supply chains and suppressed economic activities across the world, rekindling discussions about deglobalization. While these discussions do have some merits, declaring the end of globalization would be too naïve—there are still opportunities in competitive countries, like Turkey, for maintaining the globalized economy.

TURKEYSource by Necmettin Kaymaz

Economy & Business International Markets

Fri, Jun 12, 2020

A time to keep allies as allies

Despite the many challenges both sides face separately and together, the world cannot afford to allow this relationship to be ruptured beyond repair. Valuing an important friendship has always been important and treating them as such has never been more crucial than right at this moment. Let's hope both sides have gotten that message loud and clear.

TURKEYSource by Namık Tan

Politics & Diplomacy Turkey

Fri, Jun 5, 2020

How to maximize Syrian refugee economic inclusion in Turkey

Turkey’s experience on the key issues such as jobs and employment should be examined as lessons for both refugee hosting countries and donor countries alike. The country has provided Syrians under Temporary Protection the right to access work permits and formal employment. But more can be done to help facilitate refugees' access to decent employment.

TURKEYSource by Bastien Revel

Inclusive Growth Migration

Mon, Jun 1, 2020

The world order will need a post-COVID rethink, Turkish VP says

Oktay stressed that the world has changed dramatically since the onset of the pandemic, and will provide opportunities and challenges that all world leaders should be careful not to ignore.

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Coronavirus Politics & Diplomacy