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Jul 25, 2022

Grain drain: Why Turkey can’t afford to ignore Russian grain smuggling from Ukraine

By Yevgeniya Gaber

The diplomatic goodwill Turkey won in its key role in the deal to unlock Ukrainian grain export is at risk as Russia may prove a spoiler.

Conflict Maritime Security

Fast Thinking

Jul 22, 2022

Ukraine can feed the world again. But at what cost?

By Atlantic Council

What did Ukraine really gain? Our experts shipped off their takes.

Conflict Russia


Jul 14, 2022

Time heals all wounds. But will that work with Saudi Arabia and Turkey?

By Pınar Dost, Jonathan Panikoff

Does time make one forget resentments or do national interests triumph over friendships and enmities? The latter seems true for Turkey’s president and Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince.

Europe & Eurasia Middle East


Jul 1, 2022

Experts react: What the NATO summit breakthrough means for Turkey and the Alliance

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Atlantic Council IN TURKEY asks experts for their perspectives on the Turkey’s agreement with Sweden and Finland to proceed with NATO accession.

NATO Northern Europe

New Atlanticist

Jun 24, 2022

Turkey and NATO are stronger with each other. They must de-thorn their relationship.

By Alper Coşkun

Irritants that have weighed down the relationship between Ankara and its allies must be addressed sooner than later.

Defense Policy European Union


Jun 22, 2022

Turkey’s wartime bridge to the West is collapsing

By Yevgeniya Gaber

Turkey’s balancing act towards Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is limiting its goodwill with the West.

Conflict Defense Industry


Jun 7, 2022

With Lavrov in Turkey, a different war may dominate talks

By Rich Outzen

The Russian and Turkish foreign ministers could discuss Ankara’s intent to carry out a new operation against Kurdish forces in northern Syria.

Conflict Russia


May 12, 2022

Energy security is critical to NATO’s Black Sea future

By Arnold C. Dupuy

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine demonstrates the fragility of energy security in the Black Sea region, which NATO should address.

Conflict Geopolitics & Energy Security


Apr 1, 2022

Experts react: After Russia-Ukraine talks in Istanbul, is an end to war imminent?

By Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Atlantic Council IN TURKEY asks experts for their perspectives on the talks and what they mean for Turkey.

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy


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