European Deadlock: Refugees and Migrants

26 Temmuz 2018

According to the International Organization for Migration reports, 51,782 migrants arrived to Europe this year so far by sea. Although this is less than half of the figure for the same period last year, the death toll remains high with more than 1400 migrants are death or missing in the…


Turkey ‘on a balancing act between NATO and Russia’

16 Temmuz 2018

Turkey remains fully committed to NATO in practice, and has no willingness to distance itself from the Alliance, according to international relations expert Prof Mustafa Aydın, who adds that the country at the same time develops good relations with Russia “to balance its relations.” “From the Turkish perspective, there is a growing feeling that Turkish…


Foreign policy challenges after the elections

12 Temmuz 2018

With the concurrent presidential and parliamentary elections of June 24, Turkey moved to a new system of government. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was elected as the first president under the new system, and the alliance formed by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) obtained…


A transatlantic debate ahead of the NATO summit

05 Temmuz 2018

The next NATO summit that will include the participation of the heads of states and governments of allied countries will be held on July 11-12 in the new NATO headquarters in Brussels, Belgium. It is a critical summit as it coincides with the growing rift between allies on both sides of the Atlantic. If…