• Editor's Note Volume 19, No. 1

    This new issue of Insight Turkey focuses on Turkey’s dynamics and transforming foreign policy orientation and addresses a salient question: Reform or reset? What has happened with Turkey’s foreign policy in the last few years?

  • Turkish Foreign Policy in a Time of Perpetual Turmoil

    “Our diplomacy will not give up hope and continues to promote a political solution based on a emocratic, inclusive and non-sectarian system while preserving Syria’s political unity and territorial integrity.” – MEVLÜT ÇAVUŞOĞLU

  • A New Turkish Foreign Policy: Towards Proactive “Moral Realism”

    “Since 2015, with its humanitarian approach to the refugee crisis and its military involvement in Syria to fight against both ISIS and the PKK/ PYD/YPG, Turkey has been able to combine humanitarianism and realism.” – E. FUAT KEYMAN

  • Turkey and Russia: The Importance of Energy Ties

    "The important energy relationship between Turkey and Russia stands poised to continue for the foreseeable future in spite of any possible future downturns in political ties." – GARETH WINROW

  • Turkey’s Choice

    “Given the inextricable connection between developments in northern Syria and Iraq and Turkey’s own internal dynamics, what happens there next may prove consequential for the future character of the Turkish state as a whole.” – MALIK MUFTI

  • Determinants of Turkish-American Relations and Prospects for the Future

    “Donald Trump’s presidency may create an opportunity to open a new page in Ankara-Washington relations, which face the most dramatic divergence in its bicentennial history.” – ÇAĞRI ERHAN and EFE SIVIŞ


Commentary
Turkish Foreign Policy in a Time of Perpetual Turmoil

MEVLÜT ÇAVUŞOĞLU

As a stormy 2016 drew to a close, Turkey braced for a new year full of potential. Although 2016 was a difficult year...

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Commentary
An Overview of Turkish Foreign Policy in the Balkans: 1990-2016

EDITH HARXHI

Since the end of the Cold War, Turkey has been largely regarded as a very important world actor and this comes not only due to shifts in the geopolitical scene...

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Commentary
After Aleppo: The Long Game in Syria

DAVID W. LESCH

In the aftermath of the victory by pro-Syrian government forces in Aleppo in December 2016, many see an opportunity for a political resolution to the Syrian civil war...

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Article
Assessing Turkey’s Foreign Policy Choices towards the European Union

MELTEM MÜFTÜLER-BAÇ

Turkey adopted a new strategy for its European Union accession process in 2014, in an attempt to revitalize its relations with the EU....

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Article
Energy in Turkey and Russia’s Roller-Coaster Relationship

VOLKAN Ş. EDİGER and DUYGU DURMAZ

Energy relations between Turkey and Russia provide an excellent example of how energy and politics interrelate in countries with a historically upand-down relationship....

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Article
Islamist Views on Foreign Policy: Examples of Turkish Pan-Islamism in the Writings of Sezai Karakoç and Necmettin Erbakan

ALESSIO CALABRÒ

In the case of Turkey, competing foreign policy perspectives havealways represented a central issue in the ideological clash between Kemalism and Islamism...

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EVENT
Germany and Turkey: Relationship at a Crossroads

thursday, April, 28, 2016

After the publication of its latest issue, “Interdependence between Germany and Turkey,” Insight Turkey organized the panel entitled "Germany and Turkey: Relationship at a Crossroads" where speakers from Germany and Turkey shared their perspectives.

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EVENT
Insight Turkey 5th Annual Conference: Turkish Foreign Policy

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2016

Insight Turkey’s 5th Annual Conference Concentrates on U.S.-Turkey Relations, Turkey’s Economic Development, Syrian Conflict, and the Kurdish Question Post-November 2015 Elections.

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EVENT
The AK Party’s Last Decade in the Areas of Economy, Society and Politics

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013

Organized by the Insight Turkey, a peer-reviewed quarterly in English published by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), the panel entitled “The AK Party’s Last Decade in the Areas of Economy, Society and Politics” was held in SETA, Ankara...

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