The Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, which is in charge of the Turkey program, aims to promote and strengthen transatlantic engagement with the region by providing a high-level forum and pursuing programming to address the most important issues on energy, economics, security, and migration.



Fri, Mar 27, 2020

Coronavirus is exacerbating the precarious situation of Syrian refugees and IDPs

As the countries across the world attempt to grapple with the unfolding pandemic, there is a real risk of overlooking the situation of refugees, who due to their living conditions are among the most vulnerable to a serious outbreak. The pandemic comes at a particularly precarious time as the future of Idlib and the EU-Turkey migration deal are in doubt.

MENASource by Pınar Dost

Coronavirus Human Rights

Thu, Mar 19, 2020

Turkey news roundup – Coronavirus Update – Mar. 19, 2020

Over the past week, following Turkey’s first confirmed case of COVID-19, Turkey has moved quickly to urge precaution and take steps to help prevent the outbreak from spiraling. Coronavirus Turkey continues to take measures to contain spread of Coronavirus within its borders. The country has also taken several steps to address the economic fallout. On […]

Turkey News Roundup by Atlantic Council in Turkey


Fri, Mar 13, 2020

Turkey news roundup – Coronavirus Edition – Mar. 13, 2020

With the world now facing the WHO-designated pandemic of COVID-19, we have prepared a special news roundup focusing on the latest developments of the novel coronavirus in Turkey and Turkey’s response. Coronavirus On March 13, Turkey announced its second confirmed case of COVID-19, three days after the first case announced case. According to Turkey’s Health […]

Turkey News Roundup by Atlantic Council in Turkey


Tue, Mar 10, 2020

Idlib presents Europe with another migration test

"The case should be made for a partial reengagement of Europe towards Turkey," Ambassador Michel Duclos says. "A coalition of willing should help Turkey—especially in the field of counterterrorism—to assure an effective implementation of the Moscow agreement as the only way to avoid the above scenario of a reconquest of the region by Assad."

New Atlanticist by David A. Wemer

Conflict European Union

Sat, Mar 7, 2020

Bryza joins TVP (Polish) to discuss British military exercises in Belarus and Russia’s relations with Belarus and Turkey

In the News by Atlantic Council

Belarus Europe & Eurasia

Thu, Mar 5, 2020

Simakovsky joins TRT to discuss Erdogan-Putin meeting

Eurasia Center senior fellow Mark Simakovksy joins TRT's Newsmakers to discuss how Russia's intervention in Syria and the relationship between Turkey and Russia affects Turkey's ties to NATO and US policy in the region.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Conflict NATO

Wed, Mar 4, 2020

Turkey news roundup – Mar. 3, 2020

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important issues over the past week. Idlib Diplomacy Refugees

Turkey News Roundup by Atlantic Council in Turkey


Mon, Mar 2, 2020

Bryza joins TNT World to discuss Syrian army’s attack on Turkish soldiers in Syria’s Idlib province

In the News by Atlantic Council

Politics & Diplomacy Security & Defense

Mon, Mar 2, 2020

Katz in Responsible Statecraft: Putin’s courtship of both Assad and Erdogan is spinning out of control in Syria

In the News by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Sat, Feb 29, 2020

The Greater Caspian region: A new Silk Road, with or without a new belt

With the signing of a US-Taliban peace agreement, now might be a good time to look ahead to how Afghanistan might strengthen its economic connectivity with both its neighbors and more distant markets.

Long Take by Matthew Bryza

Afghanistan Central Asia