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October 30, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
How Erdogan Muscled Turkey to the Center of the World Stage

In the last decade, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has shaped Turkey into a revisionist power that challenges not just its neighbors, but also allies such as France and the United States.

 Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves while surrounded by members of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey.

August 2, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Cracks Are Growing in the Erdogan Regime

Turkey is more politically unstable today than at any other point in recent years. 

October 23, 2020

Turkey
The Changing Nature of Turkey’s Balance Sheet Risks

Pay attention to banking system's foreign currency exposure to the government ...

The Changing Nature of Turkey’s Balance Sheet Risks

September 21, 2020

Middle East and North Africa
The UAE-Israel Agreement Isn’t Only About Iran. There’s Also Turkey.

Israel and the UAE both see Iran as a mutual enemy, but their decision to normalize relations also helps them form a united front against Turkey’s growing regional influence.

A child sits on a man's shoulders and holds the Turkish and Palestinian flags.

September 21, 2020

Europe and Eurasia
France vs. Turkey: A Showdown in the Mediterranean Is Brewing

With Washington absent and Berlin indifferent, it has fallen to Paris to deter and defuse the situation.

Three Greek and French military vessels sail in formation in the Mediterraneans Sea.

January 21, 2021

United States
Biden’s Cabinet Confirmation Hearings, Greece-Turkey Talks Resume, and More

President Biden’s cabinet nominees face Senate confirmation hearings, Greece and Turkey resume maritime border talks, and the UN Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons enters into force ninety …

Podcast US First Lady Jill Biden, US President Joe Biden, US Vice President Kamala Harris and US Second Gentleman Doug Emhoff watch as troops march in front of the US Capitol on January 20, 2021, in Washington, DC.

May 5, 2020

Turkey
Turkey Shows the Value of Balance Sheet Analysis

Selling reserves borrowed from the banks ultimately puts the health of Turkey's banks at risk.

Turkish External Debt (USD BIllions)

March 13, 2020

Syria
Syria Is Turkey’s Problem, Not America’s

The war in Idlib is a growing humanitarian crisis, a potential disaster for Ankara—and a problem that doesn’t bear on Washington.

U.S. President Donald Trump greets Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan during a joint news conference at the White House in Washington, U.S., November 13, 2019.

October 13, 2020

Syria
Despite Ceasefire Agreement, Turkey Implicated In More Than Eight Hundred Violations

Amy Austin Holmes is a Council on Foreign Relations International Affairs Fellow at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. One year ago, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan prom…

Smoke rises above the Syrian border town of Tel Abyad, as seen from Turkey, on October 13, 2019.