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CATS Network Publications

Turkey’s Ruling Alliance Facing Protests: On the Attack or the Defensive?

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, 12.02.2021


No Easy Reset: Time for Europe to Clarify Its Relationship with Turkey

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, 03.02.2021


Between multi-stakeholderism and cyber sovereignty: understanding Turkey’s cybersecurity strategy

in: Routledge Companion to Global Cyber-Security Strategy, New York: Routledge, 2021, p. 395- 408


GCC/Qatar Reconciliation: Good or Bad News for Turkey?

The 5 January agreement between Doha and Riyadh and its allies ends the blockade on Qatar. Given that Qatar is Turkey’s only influential Arab ally in the region, the deal has implications for Ankara. Güney Yildiz examines the prospects.

Point of View, 18.01.2021

Cem Çakmaklı, Selva Demiralp, Sevcan Yeşiltaş, Muhammed A. Yıldırım

An Evaluation of the Turkish Economy during COVID-19

Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS), Working Paper Nr. 01, January 2021, 31 pages

Bezen Coşkun, Zeynep Sahin Mencutek, N. Ela Gokalp Aras

Turkey’s Response to Syrian Mass Migration: A Neoclassical Realist Analysis

in: Uluslararası İlişkiler, Advanced Online Publication, 04 January 2021, pp. 1-19


Turkey, the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis

Militarization of Foreign Policy and Power Rivalry

SWP Comment 2020/C 62, December 2020, 4 Pages

Alan Makovsky

Problematic Prospects for US‑Turkish Ties in the Biden Era

Human Rights, Sanctions Likely among Early Tests

SWP Comment 2020/C 60, December 2020, 8 Pages


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


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