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Fri, Nov 20, 2020

Turkey weekly news roundup – November 20, 2020

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important issues over the past week. Economic Policy US-Turkey Relations Coronavirus

Turkey News Roundup by Atlantic Council in Turkey


Sun, Nov 8, 2020

FAST THINKING: How Europe will react to a Biden presidency

While many European leaders may hope for a smoother relationship with President-elect Joe Biden—compared to a rocky four years with President Donald Trump—will both sides of the Atlantic be able to smooth over their differences?

Fast Thinking by Atlantic Council

Central Europe Elections

Sat, Nov 7, 2020

Pavel interviewed by TRT World on international implications of a Biden administration

On November 7, Director of the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Barry Pavel discussed what the Biden administration means for international affairs on Turkish international news channel TRT World. Pavel commented on how the Biden administration will respond to great-power competitors, nuclear proliferation, and climate change.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Climate Change & Climate Action

Sun, Nov 1, 2020

Ellinas in Cyprus Mail: Erdogan’s deflection tactics

In the News

Europe & Eurasia Politics & Diplomacy

Fri, Oct 30, 2020

Five big questions as America votes: Europe

For the past seven decades, Europe has been the United States’ political, economic, and security partner of first resort. Now, as the transatlantic relationship is challenged by internal and external forces, the EU and the United States find themselves at a crossroads in the relationship.

Elections 2020 by Future Europe Initiative

Coronavirus Digital Policy

Wed, Oct 28, 2020

How will the future of US foreign policy and economic engagement affect Turkey?

We asked three experts to share their thoughts on which policy would best fit Turkey’s perspective and interests, how a Biden administration would affect US foreign policy towards the Middle East as well as in the Mediterranean, and whether the United States can play a mediating role between Turkey and Israel. Additionally, we asked our contributors their thoughts on the prospects of increased economic engagement between the United States and Turkey on trade and investment.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Inclusive Growth International Markets

Mon, Oct 26, 2020

Managing bilateral disagreements through leader-to-leader rapport

Should former Vice President Joe Biden prevail against Trump in November, it remains unclear whether the US and Turkish leaders would enjoy the same rapport built between Erdoğan and Trump, while the many disagreements between the two countries would remain.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Oct 15, 2020

What relationship can the US and Turkey have after 2020?

In recent years, relations between the United States and its NATO ally Turkey have seen dramatic ups and downs, and Ankara has started to pursue a more independent foreign policy. Regardless of who wins the US elections, it is important to consider whether the United States and Turkey share enough common interests to facilitate strong cooperation moving forward.

TURKEYSource by Atlantic Council IN TURKEY

Elections Politics & Diplomacy

Thu, Oct 8, 2020

Shaffer quoted in Asia Times on unification between Iran’s Azeri-speaking provinces, and Turkey and Azerbaijan

In the News

Europe & Eurasia Iran

Wed, Oct 7, 2020

Value beyond price: Prioritizing political stability and regional integration when financing Mediterranean gas

A comprehensive overview of the tensions surrounding natural gas resources in the Eastern Mediterranean which argues that development projects must take into account geopolitical rivalries as a reality in determining how to leverage East Med gas by mobilizing the power of multilateral dialogue platforms and international development banks.

Report by Olgu Okumuş

Europe & Eurasia European Union