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  • November 20, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Turkey and US: Conflict Contained, Not Resolved

    Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that Turkey will not abide by the renewed U.S. sanctions on Iran's oil and shipping industries, claiming that they are "steps aimed at unbalancing the world."

  • November 15, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Why Erdoğan's Charm Offensive Falls Flat

    Erdoğan has tried hard to use the murder of the Saudi journalist, Khashoggi, for a charm offensive mission to polish his badly tarnished image in the Western world.

  • November 04, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Why Do Middle Eastern Refugees Vandalize Christian Structures?

    Is Erdoğan using the mostly-Syrian migrants as a bargaining chip to recalibrate his country's failed admission to the EU?

  • October 29, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Turkey and Qatar: An Alliance Under the Saudi Sword

    Qatar may well be breaking away from its alliance with Turkey.

  • October 10, 2018|Burak BekdilBESA Center Perspectives Paper

    Turkey’s Syrian Quagmire

    Erdoğan does not understand that his biggest divergence with Russia is over the future of all of Syria, not just a Syrian province.

  • October 03, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Erdoğan Visit Highlights Germany's Turkey/Russia Problem

    Germany needs Turkey's cooperation in halting the flow of Islamic jihadists currently stationed in Syria but who may always use Turkish territory to reach the EU. Turkey needs German technology, investment, and money. 

  • September 19, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Turkish Education: Same Old Religious Obsession, Only Worse

    Erdoğan's efforts to Islamize education continue as the Education Ministry lays groundwork for gender-segregated education on a wider scale.

  • September 10, 2018|Burak BekdilSigma Insight Turkey

    'Patriotic Turks' Burn Western Money in Defense of Devalued Lira

    One Turk was pictured shouting his anger at the dollar while burning a euro note.

  • September 04, 2018|Burak BekdilThe Algemeiner

    The US-Turkey Diplomatic Crisis

    The US administration should not repeat the mistakes that the Western bloc has made about Erdoğan since he came to power in 2002.

  • August 24, 2018|Burak BekdilGatestone Institute

    Trump's Fake Allies in the Gulf

    Qatar and Turkey are not our friends. We need to quit pretending they are. 

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