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Any positive agenda with Turkey must be linked to democratic conditionality

By Nacho Sánchez Amor / 25 May, 2021

It is time to walk the talk. That is what the European Parliament’s new report on Turkey makes points out. Recently, the Turkish government has declared its desire to come closer to the EU. Now, it should prove it with real facts. The European Parliament has finally adopted its long-overdue […]

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Turkish president Erdogan on collision course

By Kati Piri / 10 November, 2020

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to be on a collision course with many of his country’s partners, including the European Union and, in particular, Greece, Cyprus and France. He has been pursuing the role of an independent but powerful actor in the Middle East and beyond, but foreign policy […]

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The revenge of the ‘places that don’t matter’

By Andrés Rodríguez Pose / 4 September, 2020

Populism is on the rise all over the developed world. In many parts of Europe, populist parties have seen their share of votes multiply in recent years. The analysis of these movements often concentrates on the motivations of individual voters. But one crucial factor has largely remained under the radar: […]

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A night to remember: a new dawn for Istanbul (and Turkey)

By Vassilis Ntousas / 27 June, 2019

What are the reasons behind this result, which marked the ruling AK party’s biggest defeat in almost 20 years?

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Turkey drifting away from Europe

By Kati Piri / 5 July, 2018

The introduction of a undemocratic executive presidential system has been removed, suspension of Europe accession talks has become unavoidable.

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What path for Erdoğan’s new Turkey? Economic challenges and the post-election power configuration

By Asli Selin Okyay / 5 July, 2018

An increasingly important factor that would limit the new executive’s room for maneuver for translating the anti-Western words into deeds is the looming major economic crisis.

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Even with the European Union having its eyes wide shut, Turkey will not disappear

By Miltiadis Kyrkos / 5 July, 2018

European politicians need the Turkish bogeyman to dispel their own nightmares. We have been watching them condemn Tayyip Erdoğan’s autocracy.

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Conservative Turkey votes for one-man rule

By Max Hoffman / 27 June, 2018

The One-man rule and his governing (AKP) held the election under a state of emergency, allowing centrally-appointed governors to control opposition rallies.

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A moment of truth: Turkish elections as a policy challenge for progressive Europe

By Makis Mylonas / 8 June, 2018

The new constitution introduce a “Turkish type of presidential system”.

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