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Briefing on growing Turkey-Russia relations

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16 November 2017 Turkey and Russia continue to deepen their ties, but geopolitical tensions are likely to limit the potential of such a relationship Presidents Putin and Erodgan have met for the fifth time this year at a conference in Sochi where they discussed the joint development of several key energy projects Ankara has also […]

Briefing on Turkey and the Paradise Papers

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09 November 2017 The Paradise Papers have caused controversy in Turkey, where the question of economic competence looks set to become a defining political issue Members of the Turkish government, most notably the prime minister, have allegedly been implicated in high-level tax-avoidance schemes Although there are no indications of illegality this, alongside an on-going investigation […]

Briefing on new reforms to Turkey’s education system

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26 October 2017 The polarising topic of education is back on the political agenda in Turkey, with the government and opposition making differing cases for change Turkey’s education system is in need of reform, with the country slipping in international league tables of key subjects The debate on the issue has become highly politicised, highlighting […]

Briefing on recent political changes in the AKP

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19 October 2017 President Erdogan is seeking to consolidate his power by renewing his party prior to the crucial 2019 elections The surprisingly narrow victory in April’s referendum has raised questions about the electoral strength of the ruling Justice and Development Party after 15 years in power President Erdogan has led calls for longstanding figures […]

Briefing on the Turkey – US visa dispute

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12 October 2017 The Turkey – US visa dispute is unprecedented, revealing wider changes in the factors underpinning their relationship The US embassy in Turkey has stopped issuing visas after one of its staff was detained and a warrant issued for another’s arrest, with the Turkish embassy in the US responding in kind Anti-American sentiment […]

Briefing on a new Turkish operation in Syria

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28 September 2017 Turkey is set to make another significant military intervention in Syria Turkey is expected to take a lead role in the proposed de-escalation zone in Idlib Idlib is dominated by the al-Qaeda linked Tahrir al-Sham, who recently pushed Turkish-backed rebels out of the province Turkey sees Idlib as the first step towards tackling […]

Briefing on the trial of Cumhuriyet newspaper staff

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21 September 2017 The trial of senior staff from the Cumhuriyet newspaper has come to encapsulate growing international and domestic concerns over Turkey’s justice system Cumhuriyet staff are being tried on terrorism charges relating to last year’s failed coup attempt International observers and domestic critics argue that the charges against the 17 defendants are politically motivated […]

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