Category Archives: Turkey

Jun 1 2011

Election 2011: The More Turkey Changes, the More Its Political Parties Stay the Same


There is much cause for optimism and pessimism on the eve of Turkey’s 12 June general election. The ruling AKP (Justice and Development Party) will most likely win. But AKP chairman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, is becoming increasingly hostile to the opposition and the opposition is responding in kind. Unless its political parties mend their ways, there is a not-so-slight danger that domestic instability may hamper Turkey’s international rise after 12 June. Continue reading

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Mar 29 2011

Deadlock and Dialogue: The Principles of the “Iran Model”


By Robert Mason Ask a European diplomat what they think about Iranian negotiation strategy and they will accuse Iran of only being able to say “no”. Anyone who says “yes” either does not have the authority and/or risks jeopardising their … Continue reading

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Jun 20 2010

The Bigger Picture: Israel-Turkey Relations in Context

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By Guy Burton The fallout from the Gaza flotilla debacle at the end of May provides an opportunity to consider the relative positions of Israel and Turkey both regionally and globally. The furore has reinforced the image of Israel as … Continue reading

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