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  • September 06, 2016|Svante E. CornellMEF Wire

    The Death of Atatürk's Vision

    Summary account by Marilyn Stern, Middle East Forum Communications Coordinator The failed July 15 military coup in Turkey brought to a head a long-standing struggle between President Erdoğan's overtly anti-Western approach and the alleged pro-Western

  • March 01, 2014|Svante E. CornellMiddle East Quarterly

    Erdoğan's Looming Downfall

    The year 2013 was supposed to be momentous for Turkey's strongman, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan. Having established himself as the single most powerful Turkish politician since Kemal Atatürk, he sought to transform Turkey into a presidential

  • January 01, 2012|Svante E. CornellMiddle East Quarterly

    What Drives Turkish Foreign Policy?

    Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, AKP) was reelected to a third term in June 2011. This remarkable achievement was mainly the result of the opposition's weakness and the rapid economic growth that has made...