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Sweden's NATO dream deferred

After Sweden and Finland declared their interest shortly after Russia’s  invasion of Ukraine, NATO members lauded the strategic benefits both  Nordic states would bring.

When will Turkey ratify Sweden and Finland’s NATO accession?

Will Ankara greenlight NATO’s next expansion wave, and if so, when is  the Turkish parliament likely to ratify this historic Nordic  enlargement?

Σ. Τσαγαπτάι στην «Κ»: Απουσία χημείας μεταξύ Μητσοτάκη – Ερντογάν

 Συνέντευξη στην «Κ» του Τούρκου ιστορικού και διευθυντή του τουρκικού ερευνητικού προγράμματος στο Washington Institute 

F-16 süreci hızlanıyor: Türkiye'den bir heyet ABD'ye gidecek

Türkiye'den  bir parlamento heyetinin Ocak ayı sonunda Washington'a giderek son ara  seçimlerle yenilenen Kongre nezdinde F-16'lar konusunda temaslarda  bulunması bekleniyor.

As Finland and Sweden wait to join NATO, Turkey extracts concessions

Ankara is holding up expansion of the Western alliance, and the Biden administration may have to step in to get the deal done

War is a nightmare for Erdogan

Ankara seeks to take a stand "Pro-Ukrainian neutrality", but the balances it has to maintain with Russia are very sensitive

Ankara’s ambitions

Turkey’s prime minister has led his country for nearly 18  years. Analysts credit Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the country’s dramatic  economic growth during his first decade in office. But they also blame Erdogan for rolling back democratic  freedoms. Last month, he threatened to expel ambassadors from 10 countries, including the United States, for taking a strong stance on a  human rights case. As alliances shift in both the Middle East and Asia, Turkey is making its own geopolitical calculations.

Duvar Interview: Future of Turkey-US relations

Duvar Özel - Soner Çağaptay: What is happening in US politics? What does Biden promise to the US and the world? Newspaper Wall writer Scott Muhd these questions Washington Research Institute Director Dr. Turkey Asked Soner Cagaptay.

Turkey’s Involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh

Interview with CEPA on Turkey’s current involvement in Nagorno-Karabakh, President Erdogan’s domestic political motivations, and the consequences for Turkey’s relationships with NATO and Russia.

Ankara Turns to Moscow: A Pivot in Turkish History

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Turkey's decision to risk a rupture with the United States -- and NATO -- in order to purchase the S-400 missile defense system represents a monumental departure from the country's contentious, centuries-old relationship with Russia. In this video, Beyer Family Fellow Dr. Soner Cagaptay recounts Turkey's long history of conflict with its northern neighbor and explains the factors that may have led President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to break with the past.

Will Turkey's Purchase of Russian Missiles Rupture U.S. Ties?

Washington Institute for Near East Policy

The purchase of a sophisticated S-400 missile defense system by NATO ally Turkey poses a challenge to U.S. law and upsets longstanding diplomatic practice. Soner Cagaptay, The Washington Institute's Beyer Family Fellow, breaks down the interconnected political and military factors that have led to this crisis in U.S.-Turkish relations and forecasts potential short-term consequences.

Turks Examine Their Muslim Devotion After Poll Says Faith Could Be Waning


Soner Cagaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and Peter Kenyon of NPR discuss Erdogan's efforts to create "pious generation" that will "work for the construction of a new civilization," and the backlash it has generated among young people.

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