Turkey News Roundup

Dec 7, 2022

Latest news from Turkey and Turkish foreign policy

By Atlantic Council in Turkey

Below is a selection of articles on Turkey we have been following, covering the most important recent issues. Istanbul Bombing and Syria Strikes Biden-Erdogan Meeting Turkey-Israel Relations Turkey in COP27



Dec 1, 2022

The risks and rewards of Erdogan’s next military operation

By Rich Outzen

The November 13 bombing in Istanbul, blamed on the PKK, is spurring a planned Turkish offensive against PKK affiliates in Northern Syria, fulfilling a long term goal to better secure the country's southern border.

Conflict Iraq


Nov 30, 2022

As Putin retreats in Ukraine, he is also losing Kazakhstan

By Kamila Auyezova

Putin's rapidly unraveling invasion of Ukraine is eroding Russian influence throughout the former Soviet Empire. This process of imperial retreat is nowhere more visible than in Kazakhstan, writes Kamila Auyezova.

Central Asia China


Nov 16, 2022

The UAE just received twenty drones from Turkey. What’s the backstory?

By Ali Bakir

On September 21, Turkey reportedly delivered twenty of its Bayraktars to the UAE. A senior Turkish official confirmed that his country had delivered some drones and that Abu Dhabi was indeed seeking more.

Europe & Eurasia Middle East


Nov 10, 2022

With an eye on Iran, Turkish-Israeli relations will deepen

By Pınar Dost

Driven by strong regional imperatives, Turkey-Israel relations are warming quickly. After a decade long rift, the two countries have many areas to benefit from cooperation.

Conflict Crisis Management

New Atlanticist

Nov 1, 2022

Global food security is on the line: Breaking down the stakes of the endangered Ukraine grain deal

By Atlantic Council experts

We turned to our experts on global food security and the war in Ukraine to explain why the deal is in peril and forecast what’s coming next.

Conflict Europe & Eurasia

In the News

Nov 1, 2022

Outzen joins TRT World Now to discuss Turkey’s role in restoring the Ukraine grain deal

Conflict Economy & Business

In the News

Oct 14, 2022

Gaber quoted in POLITICO on Black Sea grain deal

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy

In the News

Oct 10, 2022

Gaber joins War on the Rocks to discuss prospects for future Russian-Ukrainian negotiations

Conflict Politics & Diplomacy


Sep 9, 2022

Iran helped Turkey and Israel mend ties. Here’s how.

By Ksenia Svetlova

Ankara and Jerusalem will continue to work jointly to prevent terrorist attacks on Israeli citizens in Turkey and explore the possibility of pursuing common goals vis-à-vis the Islamic Republic and its many regional proxies. 

Israel Middle East