Category Archives: Turkey

Podcast: Political Islam lost opportunity for Turkey to coexist with West

In my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkish Trends series, I spoke to Turkish political scientist Cengiz Aktar about his latest essay ” The Turkish Malaise – A Critical Essay,” in which he explains how Turkey was in a counter-process in … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkish government uses troll armies to control public discourse

My latest Turkish Trend podcast for Ahval was with Süleyman Özeren, a Turkish scholar at the George Mason University and a fellow of the Orion Policy Institute. he explained how Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) has utilised its youth organisations … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkey’s proxies try to sabotage upcoming elections in Libya

In this episode of Turkey Trends, I discussed the situation in Libya with Aya Burweila, a senior adviser at the Research Institute for European and American Studies. She highlighted how Turkey and its Islamist proxies and forces in war-torn Libya will do everything … Continue reading

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Turkey and Nato are no longer aligned, even if they won’t admit it.

Last month, I wrote this opinion piece for The National on Turkey and NATO, and I would like to repost here for my blog followers. Enjoy … Following the accession of Turkey to Nato in 1952, the newly elected Turkish … Continue reading

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Podcast: A Discussion with Max Hoffman on Turkey and NATO

Reposting my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Max Hoffman, associate director of National Security and International Policy at the Centre for American Progress (CAP). We discussed how NATO membership is a huge source of prestige for Turkey that helps … Continue reading

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Podcast: Turkey and NATO

Ahead of NATO summit in Brussels, I recorded this podcast with Steven Cook, senior fellow at the Council on Foreign Relations, Aval’s Turkey Trends, on how Turkey presents a geopolitical dilemma for NATO.

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Podcast: Turkey’s crime boss Sedat Peker

Reposting my podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trend with Ryan Gingeras,  a professor of Turkish and Middle Eastern history at the Naval Postgraduate School in the United States. on crime boss Sedat Peker and his claims of corruption at the heart … Continue reading

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Turkey Trends Podcast: The latest rapprochement between Turkey and Greece

Here is my latest podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with European affairs analyst Yannis Koutsomitis on the recent rapprochement between Turkey and Greece. Following a year of heightened tensions, Turkey and Greece have initiated joint action and cooperation on tangible projects, Turkish Foreign … Continue reading

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Podcast: Erdoğan keeping Kavala behind bars based on conspiracy theories

Here is my latest Turkey Trends Podcast for Ahval with Henri J. Barkey, an adjunct senior fellow for Middle East studies at the Council on Foreign Relations in New York. Prof. Barkey explained how the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan … Continue reading

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Podcast: On Turkey and Israel, and the recent escalation in Gaza

Reposting my podcast for Ahval’s Turkey Trends with Michael Koplow , Policy Director at the Israel Policy Forum in Washington D.C., on the relations between Turkey and Israel and how both Israel and Egypt seek to keep Turkey out of … Continue reading

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