Monthly Archives: August 2016

Turkey-US: The Uneasy Alliance

August 29, 2016 In his address to the United Nations General Assembly on September 24, 2013 President Obama said: “… And our approach to Egypt reflects a larger point: The United States will at times work with governments that do … Continue reading

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Turkey Needs to Launch a Syria Inquiry

August 25, 2016 Deputy Prime Minister Numan Kurtulmus met a group of journalists, professors and think tank representatives on August 15, 2016. He reportedly said: “Many of the things Turkey is facing today is the result of our Syria policy. … Continue reading

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Vice President Biden’s Upcoming Visit to Turkey

August 22, 2016 On April 6, 2009 President Obama addressed the Turkish Parliament (1). His remarks were full of praise for Turkey. He said:                                 … Continue reading

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Turkey’s Troubled Relations with Europe

August 15, 2016 In retrospect, one of EU’s major foreign and security policy mistakes was the blunting of whatever momentum Turkey’s accession process had. It goes without saying that this was also Turkey’s failure. Had both sides acted with foresight, … Continue reading

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All Turkey Needs is to Return to the Democratic Path

August 4, 2016 It was only a decade ago that, despite lingering doubts and internal controversy, the EU launched accession negotiations with Turkey. Peoples of the region were following the process with envy. It was less than a decade ago … Continue reading

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President Obama and the Middle East (2)

August 1, 2016 On July 28, 2016, David Nakamura of the Washington Post reported that President Obama took the stage at the Democratic National Convention at a time when the nation is more starkly polarized than before. The words “starkly … Continue reading

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