Turkey

Must Read

FP: Return of the Turks as Middle East Kingmaker

Author: Joshua Walker

Joshua Walker writes in Foreign Policy that the unprecedented levels and inter-linkages of the protests against the traditional authoritarian regimes represented most starkly by President Mubarak, has brought the Middle East back to a period more reminiscent of the breakup of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Arab nationalism than anything seen in recent memory.

See more in Middle East and North Africa; Political Movements and Protests; Turkey

Interview

A Win for Turkish Democracy?

Steven A. Cook interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

The win by Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's party in the referendum on constitutional changes could improve Turkish democracy, says CFR's Steven A. Cook, but fuels concerns about whether it augurs a more religiously oriented political environment.

See more in Israel; Turkey; Democratization

Foreign Affairs Article

An Unlikely Trio

Author: Mustafa Akyol

In Reset, Stephen Kinzer argues that the United States should partner with Iran and Turkey to promote democracy and combat extremism in the Middle East. Although it is hard to imagine Iran as a friend of Washington, Turkey is ready to play that role.

See more in Turkey; United States; Iran

Interview

Managing a More Assertive Turkey

F. Stephen Larrabee interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman

Turkey's recent diplomatic strains with the United States and Israel reflect the "more assertive and self-confident" posture of a country looking to reestablish its role as a major influence in the Middle East and Central Asia, says expert F. Stephen Larrabee.

See more in Turkey; Israel; Diplomacy and Statecraft

Must Read

Caspian Weekly: Turkey's Role in the Organization of Islamic Conference, JDP Government and the Greater Middle East Project

Author: Ozan Örmeci

Turkey's role in the Organization of the Islamic Conference has been increasing consistently after the take-over of Justice and Development Party (JDP) in 2002. Simultaneously with Turkey's increasing role in the organization, OIC, which has functioned as a non-influential international actor until recent years, has now an important agenda due to the problems of the Islamic world and USA's "Greater Middle East Project."

See more in Turkey; Religion; International Organizations and Alliances