Get exclusive Atlantic Council in Turkey program updates, events, and publications.


Defense Journal by Atlantic Council in Turkey




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.

Do Seagulls Migrate?

Do Seagulls Migrate? an Atlantic Council Documentary

As the Syrian civil war marks a decade of destruction and displacement, millions of refugees are forced to endure harrowing journeys and create new lives from scratch. Do Seagulls Migrate?, the Atlantic Council’s first ever documentary, chronicles the lives of four Syrian women who fled their war-torn homes to seek survival, prosperity, and a new life in Turkey. Do Seagulls Migrate? reveals the refugee experience first-hand as Reem, Khloud, Inam, and Reem M. share their emotional journeys, forge new experiences, care for their families, and build new careers.

Do Seagulls Migrate? has been selected for screening at four film festivals: Prague International Film Festival 2021, 10th Antakya International Film Festival, Germany International Film Festival 2023, Nice International Film Festival 2023, and the 7th Golden Tree International Documentary Film Festival.




Feb 22, 2024

Listen closely to Putin: His imperial ambitions could include Turkey

By Yevgeniya Gaber

The historical revisionism, imperial ambitions, and arbitrary interpretation of state borders displayed in Putin’s interview with Tucker Carlson should ring a warning bell for Ankara.

Conflict International Norms

The Big Story

Feb 2, 2024

Where Erdogan loses balance

Turkey’s president has become a central player in world affairs by balancing competing interests. But in the conflict roiling the Middle East, he risks being left out of the game.

Conflict Israel

In the News

Feb 2, 2024

Yevgeniya Gaber joins the European Resilience Initiative Center for a podcast discussion on what is the situation in Ukraine two years after Russia’s full-scale invasion.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Jan 29, 2024

Rich Outzen joins i24 News to discuss Iranian aggression in the Middle East 

Conflict Iran

In the News

Jan 28, 2024

Rich Outzen joins Arab News to discuss Canada lifting defense export ban on Turkey

Defense Policy Defense Technologies

In the News

Jan 26, 2024

Rich Outzen joins WION News to discuss ICJ ruling

International Organizations Israel

New Atlanticist

Jan 23, 2024

Experts react: How close is Sweden to joining NATO after the Turkish parliament’s approval?

By Atlantic Council experts

The ratification now goes to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to sign, after which all allies will have approved Sweden’s membership except Hungary. Atlantic Council experts explain more.

Europe & Eurasia NATO

In the News

Jan 12, 2024

Rich Outzen joins WION News to discuss Israel/Gaza situation

Conflict Israel


Jan 9, 2024

Can Turkey help resolve the Israel-Hamas war?

By Matthew Bryza

Turkey once offered to secure a role in de-escalating the conflict and in serving as a guarantor of a future ceasefire. Months later, can Turkey still play that role?

Conflict Crisis Management

In the News

Jan 3, 2024

Rich Outzen joins i24 News to discuss the U.S. naval presence in the Middle East

Conflict Maritime Security