Complex dynamics of Türkiye-Iran relations

Traditionally, Türkiye-Iran relations have been defined by a mix of competition and cooperation. Sharing a long land border and possessing a multidimensional historical depth, numerous dynamics simultaneously affect the relationship between the two countries.

Complex dynamics of Türkiye-Iran relations
Can Turkey Russia and Iran Bring Permanent Security to Syria

Can Turkey, Russia, and Iran Bring Permanent Security to Syria?

Ultimately, the Astana Process reflects the nature of politics today.


What kind of Türkiye does Iran prefer? Which Türkiye can satisfy Iranian regional expectations?

Iranian foreign policy orientation is defined by three complementary contexts, namely national, Shiite and Islamic. Naturally, as a nation-state, the national level thinking determines the main orientation However, the sectarian context has been competing with the national one as the dominant political discourse in Iranian foreign policy orientation.

Çankaya Palace in Ankara was home to a historic trilateral summit on Monday. The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran met for the fifth time in two years to discuss the situation in Idlib, refugees, the most recent developments in northeastern Syria and the proposed constitutional committee.

The U.S.' unilateral sanctions on Iran have made it more difficult to do business in Iran and trade with Iranian companies, according to Turkish businesspeople and experts

Unlike US, Iran could assist Turkey's war on terror

Turkey's opposition to Iran's expansionist policies does not preclude its objection to outside intervention and instability

Unlike US Iran could assist Turkey's war on terror
Will Turkey's Cooperation with Iran Last

Will Turkey's Cooperation with Iran Last?

Turkey's cooperation with Iran in Iraq and Syria will likely set new developments in motion across the Middle East


There is a lively debate centered on whether Turkey is undergoing an axis shift, meaning Turkey is drifting away from the Transatlantic system and heading towards the Middle East in the most acclaimed dailies and journals of the Western world.

This article considers the August 2008 visit to Turkey by Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmedinejad, and analyzes relations between Turkey and Iran in general. The tensions and crises that followed the 1979 Iranian Revolution are briefly presented in order to provide a better understanding of the present state of relations. Then we draw a picture of the situation after the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power in 2002, bringing widespread changes to Turkish foreign policy. We also call attention to Turkey’s changing role in the regional balance of power, and to the significance of that role both in Turkey’s relations with Iran and with the United States.

"DEBATING NEW TURKEY" Panel I: Turkish Politics: Quo Vadis?  Panel II: Turkey's New Regional Activism Panel III: Turkish-American Partnership Date: December 3, 2010 Venue: Washington, D.C.