Soner Cagaptay
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Why Turkey Is Unlikely to Alter Its Syria Policy in Wake of Prime Minister's Exit

May 6, 2016  •  Wall Street Journal

Davutoglu's departure probably won't change President Erdogan's perception that Turkey has the moral high ground by supporting Sunni rebels in Syria against the Assad regime.

Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has announced his resignation, the latest sign of fallout from President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's determined consolidation of power. Those expecting the Erdogan government to recalibrate its policy toward Syria or the Middle East more broadly, however, may be waiting for a while.

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Israel and Turkey Approaching Reconciliation Amid Policy Challenges

April 19, 2016

Normalization negotiations seem closer than ever to conclusion and should be encouraged, but significant differences remain, especially on Gaza, Hamas, and Egypt, and they will likely prevent a return to past bilateral intimacy.

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Four Things to Watch During Turkish President Erdogan's Visit to Washington

March 29, 2016  •  The Wall Street Journal

Erdogan's interactions with President Obama could shed light on long-gestating proposals for retaking ISIS-held areas in northern Syria, as well as the status of recent bilateral tensions and the future of Turkish policy toward the Kurds.

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Is Turkey Coming in from the Cold in Europe?

March 28, 2016  •  CNN

Ankara may have scaled back its grand ambitions in the Middle East, but is the EU ready to hold its nose in dealing with Erdogan's authoritarian administration?

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The War of All Against Turkey

March 21, 2016  •  The Wall Street Journal

Unless Erdogan changes his stripes and becomes a unifying politician amid the current terror tsunami, he may go down in history as the leader who broke Turkey while trying to become a king.

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Books by Soner Cagaptay

Cover of Islam, Secularism, and Nationalism in Modern Turkey

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