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Working with experts specialized on a diverse range of fields, the Atlantic Council in Turkey delivers analysis and commentary on issues related to transatlantic relations, energy, business and migration on Turkey from Turkey.

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TURKEYSource

TURKEYSource provides analysis and insight on Turkey and related developments with coverage from Turkish, regional, and international experts. This blog offers timely news and commentary on key issues related to transatlantic relations, energy, business, migration, and key players.

Turkey news roundup

The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY weekly news roundup features the latest headlines and important stories on Turkey from international and domestic media to keep you informed of the latest developments.

From energy relations to issues related to Syrian refugees in Turkey, the Atlantic Council in Turkey’s in-depth research serves to enlighten transatlantic policymakers and business leaders on issues about Turkey.

EU-Turkey

Mon, Mar 15, 2021

Europe’s geostrategic sovereignty and Turkey

A more positive relationship between the European Union and Turkey is a decade-long project of advocates from all over Europe and across the Atlantic. Drawing on history, witnesses see how this relationship can be an excellent win-win algorithm, as much as it can rapidly turn out to be a lose-lose situation or even a triple win-or-lose equation—with political, economic, and social resonance reaching far beyond the Continent.

In-Depth Research & Reports by Bahadır Kaleağası

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business
Mediterranean

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Value beyond price: Prioritizing political stability and regional integration when financing Mediterranean gas

A comprehensive overview of the tensions surrounding natural gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean which argues that development projects must take into account geopolitical rivalries as a reality in determining how to leverage East Med gas by mobilizing the power of multilateral dialogue platforms and international development banks.

Report by Olgu Okumuş

Europe & Eurasia European Union

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Thu, Sep 2, 2021

Expert react: What the Taliban’s takeover of Afghanistan means for Turkey

The Taliban's takeover of Afghanistan has changed the regional landscape. For Turkey, a NATO member that has made significant contributions to the mission in Afghanistan, here's what that will mean, straight from our experts.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Afghanistan Conflict

Fri, Aug 27, 2021

What Afghanistan’s fall means for the future of NATO and Turkey

Former Turkish Ambassador Alper Coşkun joins the Atlantic Council IN TURKEY to discuss the implications of recent developments in Afghanistan to the NATO alliance and the future of Turkey's foreign policy and engagement with Afghanistan.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Afghanistan Conflict

Wed, Aug 25, 2021

Turkey news roundup – Developments in Afghanistan and regional relations

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important recent issues. Developments in Afghanistan Regional relations

Turkey News Roundup by Atlantic Council in Turkey

Turkey

Thu, Jul 1, 2021

Can energy be the key to Turkish-US relations in the Biden era?

In spite of ups and downs in the political relationship, the United States and Turkey have always shared mutual interests on energy including through the Southern Gas Corridor and emerging LNG trade. Shared priorities on developing renewables and cooperation to strengthen the energy security of Eastern Europe are now emerging areas of cooperation.

TURKEYSource by Eser Özdil

Climate Change & Climate Action Economy & Business

Tue, Jun 29, 2021

Biden-Erdoğan icebreaker could set the stage for a bilateral thaw

Biden and Erdogan emerged from a long meeting on the sidelines of the June 14 NATO summit upbeat and positive, setting the stage for dialogue and progress in bilateral relations. Turkey and the United States share an expansive list of disagreements and tensions points as well as mutual interests and opportunities. Both sides are unanimous on the importance of bilateral relations but it remains to be seen how the two countries will manage their current challenges.

TURKEYSource by Grady Wilson

Conflict International Organizations

Mon, Jun 14, 2021

Expert React: The key takeaways from the Biden-Erdoğan Meeting

US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan met on the sidelines of the NATO Summit in Brussels on June 14 for the first time since Biden's election. Atlantic Council experts offer their reactions on the meeting and its key takeaways.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Conflict Defense Technologies

Thu, Apr 29, 2021

Turkey and the new Libyan government: continuity, change, and new opportunities

The new Libyan leadership’s early moves on the international stage demonstrate its openness to engaging with all actors. Interim Prime Minister Abdel Hamid Dbeibeh's government's closest and most important international partner is Turkey, which, driven by strategic interests has continued to support the internationally recognized Libya government.

TURKEYSource by Karim Mezran and Dario Cristiani

Conflict Libya

Mon, Apr 5, 2021

The end of the Gulf rift may not signal the end of Turkey-Qatar relations

Early this year, changing regional power balances drove Qatar and the GCC bloc to a normalization agreement, almost four years after the imposition of an embargo on Qatar. During that time, Qatar and Turkey developed an increasingly close and multifaceted relationship. Although cutting military ties between Qatar and Turkey had been on the original list of demands issued by the Saudi led bloc, don't expect any in Turkey-Qatar relations.

TURKEYSource by Meliha Benli Altunışık

Defense Industry Economic Sanctions

Wed, Mar 31, 2021

Turkey weekly news roundup – March 31, 2021

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important recent issues. EU-Turkey Relations US-Turkey Relations Afghanistan Talks Turkey’s Economy

Turkey News Roundup by Atlantic Council in Turkey

Turkey

Thu, Mar 18, 2021

How to end the US-Turkey dialogue of the deaf

With Trump and his special affinity for Erdoğan gone, one would predict that the US-Turkey bilateral relationship would become more complicated. But rather than hunkering down for more confrontation, Erdoğan has opened the door for a reset of US-Turkey relations.

TURKEYSource by Matthew Bryza

Economy & Business Oil and Gas