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Президентът Реджеп Ердоган отдавна вече не може да оправдава проблемите на Турция с грешките на предшествениците си. Концентрацията на власт го прави все по-неефективен, а управлението му изглежда се изражда в боричкания между дворцови клики, сочи в интервю за предаван...

Ο Σόνερ Σαγκαπτάι, συγγραφέας βιβλίων για τον Ερντογάν, είναι επικεφαλής του Turkey Research Program στο Washington Institute, που ειδικεύεται σε ζητήματα ασφαλείας στη Μέση Ανατολή. Τα βιβλία του κ. Σαγκαπτάι κυκλοφορούν και στα ελληνικά από τις εκδόσεις Πεδίο και τις...

April 22, 2020

There was a time when Recep Tayyip Erdoğan — whether you liked him or not — represented change. He stood for a forward-looking vision for the country, suggesting that he could navigate the most pressing challenges, from the Kurdish issue to corruption, to economic mism...

As of April 16, Turkey’s government had reported over 74,000 cases of coronavirus and 1,643 deaths. Thanks to the advancement of healthcare services under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the country’s mortality rate stands relatively low at around 2 percent, comparable...

March 13, 2020

"Soner Cagaptay’s Erdogan’s Empire offers a sober and honest look into Erdogan’s approach to foreign policy. Cagaptay’s work is honest in weaving scholarly analysis with first-hand knowledge of the country and personal accounts and interactions with many of the figures...

Η μεταναστευτική κρίση που προκάλεσε ο Ερντογάν στον Eβρο επισφράγισε τα ελληνικά σύνορα ως τα σκληρά εξωτερικά σύνορα της Ευρωπαϊκής Ενωσης, μια εξέλιξη η οποία θα του δημιουργήσει πρόβλημα και στο εσωτερικό. Την άποψη αυτή διατυπώνει στην «Κ» ο Σόνερ Τσάπταï, διευθυν...

Turkey and Russia have been here before—and they will probably be here again.

When Turkey shot down a SU-24 warplane over Syria back in November 2015, the prospect of war between a nuclear-armed Russia and NATO member Turkey appeared frighteningly real. Moscow and Ank...

March 4, 2020

Turkey, Russia, and Washington have compelling reasons to welcome a new ceasefire agreement, however imperfect, but they still need to address the longer-term dangers posed by the Assad regime’s murderously maximalist strategy.

Recent fighting between Turkish and Syrian...

Ο Ρετζέπ Ταγίπ Ερντογάν θέλει να καταστήσει την Τουρκία μία αυτόνομη μεγάλη δύναμη πρώτα στη Μέση Ανατολή και μετά παγκοσμίως, εκτιμά στη συνέντευξή του στο «Βήμα» ο Σονέρ Τσαγκαπτάι. Ο γνωστός τουρκοαμερικανός αναλυτής του Washington Institute for Near East Policy θα...

Soner Çağaptay has been writing some of the best political analysis of Turkey in recent years. He joined Luke to talk about his latest book Erdogan’s Empire; a clear breakdown of the foreign policy of the AKP era, its successes and its failures. This conversation could...

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