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Mar 10, 2021

Turkey is seeking a fresh start with Israel

By Karel Valansi

After a recent period of turbulence in bilateral Turkey-Israel relations, Turkey, driven by economic and geopolitical interests, is now eager to normalize ties.

Crisis Management Economy & Business


Mar 5, 2021

To manage tensions between Turkey and Greece, the US should look to history

By Grady Wilson

Tensions between Turkey and Greece flared over the past year over disputed maritime claims in the Eastern Mediterranean. The United States should mediate between the two NATO allies to protect its interests based on its long term commitment to a stable and secure region.

Greece International Norms


Dec 3, 2020

How Joe Biden can put US-Turkey relations back on track

By Pinar Dost and Grady Wilson

Turkey and the United States need to work to establish a fresh dialogue, compromise on their outstanding issues, and prepare the way for an active and beneficial partnership in the future.

Elections Politics & Diplomacy


Oct 28, 2020

How will the future of US foreign policy and economic engagement affect Turkey?

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

We asked three experts to share their thoughts on which policy would best fit Turkey’s perspective and interests, how a Biden administration would affect US foreign policy towards the Middle East as well as in the Mediterranean, and whether the United States can play a mediating role between Turkey and Israel. Additionally, we asked our contributors their thoughts on the prospects of increased economic engagement between the United States and Turkey on trade and investment.

Inclusive Growth International Markets


Oct 26, 2020

Managing bilateral disagreements through leader-to-leader rapport

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Should former Vice President Joe Biden prevail against Trump in November, it remains unclear whether the US and Turkish leaders would enjoy the same rapport built between Erdoğan and Trump, while the many disagreements between the two countries would remain.

Elections Politics & Diplomacy


Oct 15, 2020

What relationship can the US and Turkey have after 2020?

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

In recent years, relations between the United States and its NATO ally Turkey have seen dramatic ups and downs, and Ankara has started to pursue a more independent foreign policy. Regardless of who wins the US elections, it is important to consider whether the United States and Turkey share enough common interests to facilitate strong cooperation moving forward.

Elections Politics & Diplomacy


Oct 5, 2020

Turkish Black Sea discovery: Is it geopolitics or economics?

By Anita Orban

While some expect that a Turkish drilling ship's discovery of the country's largest natural gas reserve to date will give Turkey a more advantageous bargaining position, the country has already had this leverage thanks to its wide variety of pipeline sources and access to the liquefied natural gas market.

Energy & Environment Energy Markets & Governance

Content Series

Sep 23, 2020

Now let’s see an agreement in the Eastern Mediterranean

By Brenda Shaffer

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.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

Eastern Mediterranean Perspectives

Sep 23, 2020

Solving the Eastern Mediterranean crisis requires compromise

By Matthew Bryza

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.

Geopolitics & Energy Security Greece

Eastern Mediterranean Perspectives

Sep 17, 2020

Eastern Mediterranean tensions require diplomacy, not conflict

By Mitat Çelikpala

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.

Conflict Crisis Management