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Turkey–Russia Partnership in the War over Nagorno-Karabakh

Militarised Peacebuilding with Implications for Conflict Transformation

SWP Comment 2020/C 53, November 2020, 4 Pages


Disaster Diplomacy Will Not Reconcile Turkey and Greece

Expectations of a thaw between Turkey and Greece in the aftermath of the recent earthquake are misplaced. As Güney Yildiz explains, past disaster diplomacy was contingent on pre-existing rapprochement trends. Today the relationship is in a downward spiral.

Point of View, 06.11.2020


Turkish-French Culture War over Islamist Radicalism and Islamophobia May Unite Europe against Turkey

Conflict between Paris and Ankara over apparently symbolic issues could cost Turkey much more dearly than its geopolitical feuds with its Western partners, argues Güney Yildiz.

Point of View, 06.11.2020

Kemal Kirişci, M. Murat Erdoğan, Nihal Eminoğlu

The EU’s »New Pact on Migration and Asylum« is missing a true foundation

in: The Brookings Institution, 06.11.2020 (online)


The Row over Islam between Ankara and Paris: What Lies Beneath?

The spat between Erdoğan and Macron over Islam is driven by broader issues. Ankara is pushing back against French efforts to curb its influence over the Turkish diaspora and seeking leadership in the Sunni world. Sinem Adar argues that Europe’s leaders should act prudently.

Point of View, 04.11.2020

Sinem Adar, Nicola Bilotta, Aurélien Denizeau, Sinan Ekim, Dorothée Schmid, Günter Seufert, Ilke Toygür, Karol Wasilewski

Customs Union: Old Instrument, New Function in EU-Turkey Relations

SWP Comment 2020/C 48, October 2020, 4 Pages

Dimitrios Triantaphyllou

Whose Sea? A Greek Perspective on Old Troubles in a Changing Context

in: Institut Montaigne, 13.10.2020 (online)


Turkey and Spain: bilateral relations and the road ahead for Customs Union modernisation

This paper analyses the bilateral relationship between Turkey and Spain, with a specific focus on the current state of economic relations. It aims to examine the Spanish position on the modernisation of the Customs Union (CU) agreement with Turkey.

in:, 29.09.2020

Panayotis Tsakonas

"Containgagement": An EU Strategy towards Erdogan’s Turkey

in: ELIAMEP Policy Paper #39, Athens, ELIAMEP, 22.09.2020 (online)


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