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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.


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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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.

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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.

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In the News

Mar 30, 2022

Arslan quoted in CNBC: Turkey may become the new playground for Russian oligarchs – but it’s a risky strategy

Conflict Russia

Turkey News Roundup

Mar 28, 2022

The latest on Ukraine and other diplomatic efforts

By Atlantic Council in Turkey

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important recent issues. Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Turkey EU-Turkey Relations Energy and Economic News


In the News

Mar 17, 2022

Arslan in The Daily Beast: Jeff Flake got more than he bargained for—a job brokering peace in Ukraine

Russia Ukraine


Mar 10, 2022

Why Turkey is vital for Ukraine, as it balances both sides in Russia conflict

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY discusses Turkey's importance for Ukraine, Turkey's stance towards the war between Russia and Ukraine and its efforts towards mediation with Yevgeniya Gaber.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia


Mar 9, 2022

With the Israeli president’s visit, are Israel-Turkey relations back on track?

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY discusses the significance of Israeli President Isaac Herzog's visit to Turkey, the first state level bilateral visit since 2008 following over a decade of tensions between the two countries.

Geopolitics & Energy Security Israel


Mar 7, 2022

Turkey and the UAE are getting close again. But why now?

By Amjad Ahmad, Defne Arslan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s February 14 visit to the UAE indicates that rapprochement is well underway. Strategic and economic factors are behind this shift and many benefits can come from closer ties.

Economy & Business Middle East

Issue Brief

Mar 4, 2022

Techno-geopolitics and the Turkish way of drone warfare

By Dr. Can Kasapoğlu

Turkish Defense expert Can Kasapoglu analyzes the implications of Turkey's military dronization and evolution of drone warfare. Turkish drones have already proven to be capable assets in a variety of conflict zones across the region, with Ukraine being the last example.

Conflict Defense Industry


Feb 25, 2022

Experts react: What does the Russia-Ukraine conflict mean for Turkey?

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Putin's invasion of Ukraine marks an inflection point in global affairs. Among the countries most affected, strategically, diplomatically and economically, is Turkey to the South across the Black Sea. We asked experts for their take on the Russia-Ukraine conflict and its implications for Turkey.

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security

Turkey News Roundup

Feb 25, 2022

Ukraine special

By Atlantic Council in Turkey

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important recent issues. Russia-Ukraine Conflict and Turkey



Feb 17, 2022

Turkey’s Russia-crisis strategy rests on one fact: It has too much to lose

By Grady Wilson

Turkey's approach underlines the significant risks a conflict poses to the delicate balance between its diplomatic and economic relationships, and security concerns around the region.

Conflict Defense Industry