Bolder steps required for peace in Ukraine war

The further escalation of the Russia-Ukraine war can only be prevented if warring sides take bolder steps for negotations

Bolder steps required for peace in Ukraine war
Where is the Russia-Ukraine war heading

Where is the Russia-Ukraine war heading?

Despite all their humanitarian rhetoric, Western countries insistently refrain from participating in the peace process to end the Russia-Ukraine war


There is no reason to envy Turkey for actively facilitating the solution of a European dispute or to draw unnecessary parallels. Quite the contrary, the West needs to support Turkish efforts to end this war – which happens to hurt everyone’s interests.

Russian invasion of Ukraine has mobilized NATO and the Western alliance, and it is finally creating a new conversation about the future of regional security arrangements

Turkiye's regional prominence in the Black Sea region, and substantial strategic and commercial ties with Russia and Ukraine have given it an advantage in facilitating peace talks between the two countries

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The Turcos Are Coming: Turkey’s Growing Ties with Latin America

The defense industry, renewable energy, and satellite systems are shaping Turkey’s new commercial agenda globally, with clear implications for Latin America.

The Turcos Are Coming Turkey s Growing Ties with Latin
A lost year in Turkish-EU relations

A lost year in Turkish-EU relations

2021 was not filled with many positive stories about Turkish-European Union relations. At the end of 2020, in a report published The Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), we assessed the conclusion of cautious optimism for 2021. While the side of caution prevails, the optimism has been delayed for yet another year.


Some influential figures in Washington and Brussels are continuing to advise authorities on both sides of the Atlantic to sideline, or even contain Turkey in the defense architecture of the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), the Black Sea region and southeastern Europe.

It is in the U.S.' and Turkey’s best interest for the Democrats to set aside “ideological” prejudice for a while.

The Gülenist Terror Group's (FETÖ) July 15 coup attempt in 2016 was one of the darkest moments in Turkish political history. It was a traumatic event for the Turkish bureaucracy and military.

There were too many controversial issues on the table in President Erdoğan’s recent visit to Washington and the meeting with U.S. President Donald Trump. Washington's continuing support for the People's Protection Units (YPG); the S-400 missiles; the situation with the F-35 fighter jets; Washington’s policy on the Gülenist Terror Group (FETÖ) and other sanction bills against Turkey are urgent issues for Turkey that need to be tackled constructively by the American authorities. Only a reset in Turkish-American relations can assure a significant change, but the circumstances are not conducive to a reset. For the moment the Democratic Union Party (PYD) issue seems to be the biggest problem leading to constant tensions between the two countries.

Ahead of this month's municipal elections, the main ideological debate in Turkey revolves around the question of national survival.

Neoliberal consensus has dissolved across Europe over the past 10 years..

The United States has been following unsteady Middle East policies, especially in the Syrian crisis.

The future of the YPG is the top priority for Ankara since the beginning; therefore, unless the U.S. stops challenging Turkey on this matter, their bilateral relations can never get back on track

Russia is using ISIS as pretexts to bomb the moderate rebels all over Syria and in the last month they have targeted Turkmen villages and rebels that live just across Turkish border

Recent years have made it clear that NATO is going through a transformation process; Turkey will be one of the allies most affected by this process. Both the future of NATO and Turkey’s perception of NATO membership will be at stake unless the allies can reach consensus on the core strategic issues of the transformation agenda. Analysts urgently need to come up with convincing answers to the following questions: In which ways has NATO’s transformation been going through? Why does Turkey feel uneasy with some aspects of the process? What steps should Turkey take in order to ensure that the transformation of the Alliance is viewed positively at home?

A parliamentary and technocratic commission should be formed to prepare a blueprint for a radical overhaul of Turkey's workplace security regime.