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April 14, 2010

Cyprus
A Conversation with Ahmet Davutoglu

Watch Ahmet Davutoglu, minister of foreign affairs, Republic of Turkey, talk about the direction of his country's foreign policy.

April 14, 2010

Cyprus
A Conversation with Ahmet Davutoglu

MARC GROSSMAN: Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to today's Council on Foreign Relations meeting. There are a couple of rules before I get started that I've already talked to the Minister about and the …

March 6, 2015

Turkey
Ahmet Davutoglu: Only in New York

With all the hubbub over Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s speech to a joint session of Congress on Tuesday, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu’s visit to New York City this week was al…

Ahmet Davutoglu Only in New York

June 24, 2019

Turkey
Istanbul’s Election: What Does Erdogan’s Loss Mean for Turkey?

After his party suffered a humiliating loss in Istanbul, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is down but far from out.

Ekrem Imamoglu, mayoral candidate of Turkey's main opposition party, at a rally in Istanbul.

April 8, 2019

Turkey
Erdogan Is Weak. And Invincible.

Turkey’s president has rarely been so unpopular. He’s likely to dominate this week’s local elections anyway.

People walk past by AK Party billboards with pictures of Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan and mayoral candidate Binali Yildirim in Istanbul, Turkey, April 1, 2019.

September 22, 2008

Turkey
Turkey’s Top Foreign Policy Aide Worries about False Optimism in Iraq

Ahmet Davutoglu, the chief foreign policy aide to Turkey’s prime minister, says he fears recent optimism on Iraq in the United States overlooks significant, dangerous problems which remain unresolved.

May 13, 2019

Authoritarianism
An Inside Look at Political Imprisonment

Panelists discuss the use of imprisonment and torture as political tools of authoritarian regimes, including their experiences with political imprisonment in Saudi Arabia, Iran, and Syria, and their …

Play An Inside Look at Political Imprisonment

February 6, 2019

Iran
Iran’s Internal Challenges and Domestic Politics

Panelists discuss the political and economic challenges facing Iran internally, including the recent protests and the pressure to deliver economic development under the stress of sanctions.

Play Iran’s Internal Challenges and Domestic Politics

January 19, 2017

Iran
Why Is Iran Imprisoning Iranian-Americans?

What is behind Iran’s latest seizures of expatriates visiting from the United States? An insecure regime fearful of close ties with the West.

September 8, 2016

Iran
The Danger to Scholars

I’m a proud co-signer of an open letter defending some of America’s most impressive scholars against Middle Eastern dictators who are trying to keep them out and shut them up. The title is "Open lett…