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Spotlight: 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.

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.


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.

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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.

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In the News

Jan 8, 2022

Bryza quoted in The Washington Post on the protests and power struggle in Kazakhstan


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

In the News

Dec 15, 2021

Bryza joins Al Jazeera English to discuss whether Turkey and Armenia can establish diplomatic relations

Politics & Diplomacy The Caucasus


Nov 17, 2021

Why Turkey’s transatlantic identity could change forever

By Can Kasapoglu and Sine Ozkarasahin

Tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean and disagreements over defense policy with the United States are pushing transatlantic ties with Turkey to the brink with potentially seismic changes to Turkey's strategic orientation and identity and major implications for the NATO alliance.

Conflict Defense Technologies

In the News

Nov 2, 2021

Bryza joins Al Jazeera to discuss US-Turkey meeting on sidelines of G20 summit

Politics & Diplomacy Turkey

In the News

Nov 1, 2021

Arslan joins TRT World to discuss the meeting between the US and Turkish Presidents at the G20 and the future of US-Turkey relations

Politics & Diplomacy Turkey

In the News

Oct 25, 2021

Bryza joins TRT World to discuss Turkish President Erdogan’s threat to expel the US ambassador

Politics & Diplomacy Turkey


Oct 12, 2021

Turkey has flipped the script on its regional isolation. But will it amount to real change?

By Karel Valansi

Over the past year, Turkey has launched efforts to normalize its strained relations with several states in the Middle East. While the countries have successfully managed to de-escalate tensions, doubts remain as to how far the efforts will lead.

Conflict Crisis Management


Sep 30, 2021

Experts react: The key takeaways from the Erdoğan-Putin meeting

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Russian President Vladimir Putin met in-person in Sochi, Russia for the first time since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic. Atlantic Council experts give their take on the outcome.

Conflict Defense Industry


Sep 2, 2021

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

By Atlantic Council IN 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.

Afghanistan Conflict