In SWP podcasts our researchers and occasional guests discuss current issues in international politics. During the initial pilot phase we are experimenting with different formats, and episodes will appear at irregular intervals.
Following the European Council meeting last week which suggests a dual approach for Turkey-EU relations, William Noah Glucroft talks to Günter Seufert and Ilke Toygür about the most important issues that are confronting the EU-Turkey relations with a special focus on the next steps.
SWP Podcast 2021/eP 05, 01.04.2021more
An Overview of Institutions and Politics
SWP Research Paper 2021/RP 02, 01.04.2021, 39 Pages
Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention is a clear attack on human rights and the rule of law. This move is part of President Erdoğan’s strategy to remain in power. Brussels should demand a reversal of the withdrawal, says Hürcan Aslı Aksoy.
Point of View, 29.03.2021more
Ankara’s harsh response to the protests at Boğaziçi University belie the vulnerabilities of the AKP/MHP coalition. Sinem Adar argues that Europe should not turn a blind eye to the repression of dissent.
Point of View, 12.02.2021more
After a rough period, Ankara is making overtures to Brussels. Ilke Toygür discusses the prospects, the need for the EU to clarify its own position, and the implications of the election of Joe Biden.
Point of View, 03.02.2021more
Militarization of Foreign Policy and Power Rivalry
SWP Comment 2020/C 62, 09.12.2020, 4 Pages
With his announcement that the Hagia Sophia will be reconverted into a mosque, Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan is seeking to foment identity conflict for political gain. Thus far, the opposition has avoided the trap and declined to enter this fight. Salim Çevik argues that Europe should do the same.
Point of View, 17.07.2020more
SWP Comment 2020/C 22, 18.05.2020, 4 Pages
From Syria to the Eastern Mediterranean and Libya
SWP Comment 2020/C 06, 24.02.2020, 4 Pages
Despite its recent threats, Ankara is signalling interest in cooperating on migration governance. In the likely continuation of the Statement, the EU should link the implementation of the Statement to issues of rule of law. An Assessment by Sinem Adar
Point of View, 24.01.2020more