Can Acun

Can Acun is an RA at SETA Foreign Policy Department. He has received a BA from the International Relations Department of the Eastern Mediter¬ranean University and an MA from the Department of Political Science and International Affairs at Yeditepe University. Acun also had education in Intercultural Dialogue in Canada, and conducted research for SETA at the Center for Turkey Research in Cairo, Egypt. Acun currently works at SETA-Ankara on Egypt and the Middle East.
  • This report analyzes how the PKK and the PYD evolved into the SDF and the Autonomous Administration of North and East Syria with a focus on the PKK’s war crimes and human rights violations, military presence and natural resources as well as Türkiye’s military operations against the PKK/YPG. In this regard, this study represents the result of a significant effort to understand and analyze the PKK/YPG. It is also a pioneering work in academic literature.
  • Southern Türkiye was jolted by twin earthquakes on February 6 that caused unprecedented devastation across an extremely vast area, impacting 11 provinces. Almost on par with the scale of the devastation, Türkiye has also received a huge amount of humanitarian aid from many countries with which Türkiye both has cordial and strained relations. In light of the considerable level of solidarity showcased by many countries, it is still unclear whether this atmosphere of solidarity and amicability will translate into tangible outcomes in the respective bilateral relations between Türkiye and these nations. Likewise, it is also unclear whether the solidarity displayed by countries with which Türkiye had tense relations until the earthquakes will cause a thaw in bilateral ties and lead to a new chapter in relations. We asked foreign policy experts to weigh in on these questions.
  • In termini di conseguenze militari, economiche e politiche, la scommessa ucraina di Putin avrebbe una brutta sconfitta e si trasformerà in un suicidio strategico per Putin e il suo Paese.
  • En términos de consecuencias militares, económicas y políticas, la apuesta de Putin por Ucrania resultará en una derrota muy mala y se convertirá en un suicidio estratégico para Putin y su país. Todos los signos apuntan a este hecho.
  • As 2nd round of political consultation talks enter second day in Ankara, experts stress significance of normalization between Turkey and Egypt for regional politics