Talha Köse is the chair and an Associate Professor of the Political Science Department at Ibn Haldun University. Köse has a BA from Boğaziçi University; an MA from Sabancı University and a Ph.D. from School of Conflict Analysis and Resolution George Mason University. Köse’s research focuses on ethnic and religious conflicts and political violence in the Middle East; Conflict Resolution, and non-coercive approaches in Turkish Foreign Policy. Köse is a senior researcher at the SETA Foundation. Köse’s comments and op-eds appear frequently in Turkish and international media and he has a column at Daily Sabah. Dr. Köse’s academic publications appeared in notable Turkish and international academic outlets such as Foreign Policy Analysis, Party Politics, Negotiation and Conflict Management Research, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, Identities: Global Studies in Culture and Power, Middle Eastern Studies, Turkish Studies, Insight Turkey, Perceptions, Uluslararası İlişkiler and Ru’ye Türkiyye.
The United Nations-led Libya Political Dialogue Forum (LPDF) voted to appoint an interim government for Libya on Feb. 5. Members from conflicting parties and the representatives of key groups in Libya had been discussing their country's political future under the LPDF since the beginning of November 2020.
Before the European Council's leaders' summit two months ago, experts and journalists in Turkey discussed the European Union's possible sanctions. The frozen EU agenda came into the Turkish public's focus with the sanctions threat. Both sides knew that sanctions were illogical and would not contribute to bilateral relations.
The blockade and isolation of Qatar, led by Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE), began in June 2017 and ended with a declaration at the 41st Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Summit on Jan. 4 in Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ula province.