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Günter Seufert, Ilke Toygür, José Manuel García-Margallo, Jesús A. Núñez Villaverde, Carmen Rodríguez López, Nacho Sánchez Amor, Eduard Soler i Lecha, Idoia Villanueva Ruiz

Agenda Exterior: Turquía y la UE

Podría decirse que la relación entre Turquía y la Unión Europea pasa por horas bajas, de no ser porque ya acumula años en ese estado. Recientemente, sin embargo, la tensión se ha incrementado. Las críticas del presidente turco a la UE, la represión interna, las tensiones en el Mediterráneo Oriental y la injerencia militar de Turquía en el Cáucaso, Siria y Libia, con el acuerdo sobre refugiados de 2015 como telón de fondo, se cuentan entre los problemas más acuciantes. Preguntamos a diversos expertos cómo debe Bruselas replantear su relación con Ankara.

in: politicaexterior.com, 15.10.2020

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Varosha: nuevo frente entre Chipre y Turquía

Con Ilke Toygür, analista del Real Instituto Elcano, analizamos la reciente decisión de la autoproclamada República Turca del Norte de Chipre de reabrir la playa de Varosha, en Famagusta, a pocos días de las elecciones presidenciales. La playa permanecía cerrada desde la invasión de 1974. La decisión complica la ya tensa relación entre Chipre y Turquía, que es el único país reconoce al llamado Chipre del Norte como Estado.

Cinco continentes, moderated by María Eulate, in: rtve.es, 09.10.2020 (audio)

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Ritula Shah

Turkey flexes on the world stage

The conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia has taken on a new dimension with the alleged involvement of the Turkish military. Armenia says one of its fighter jets was shot down by a Turkish aircraft over the disputed central Asian region of Nagorno-Karabakh. In the summer, France accused the Turkish navy of confronting one of its frigates in pursuit of a vessel suspected of taking arms to Libya. Meanwhile Turkey's understanding with Russia and Iran over the war in Syria has strained its ties with Washington, as well as several Gulf countries. So do these events suggest that Ankara is becoming more assertive in its foreign policy? Or is this the reaction of a country that finds itself isolated and is being forced to act in order to preserve its interests? Does Turkey still see a future in NATO? And what is the long term vision of president Erdogan; are his critics right to accuse him of trying to return the country to its Ottoman past?

Discussion led by Ritula Shah, contributors: Selim Yenel, Ilke Toygur, Suat Kiniklioglu, Ian Lesser, Ilnur Cevik, Anastasios Chatzivasileiou, The Real Story Podcast, in: bbc.co.uk, 01.10.2020 (Podcast)

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Tide turning in Libyan war

Air superiority remains most important factor to determine how war for capital will continue

in: aa.com.tr, 17.04.2020

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Galip Dalay

How long will the Turkish-Russian deal on Idlib last?

The March 5 agreement will likely follow the fate of all previous Idlib deals and fall apart soon.

in: Al Jazeera, 16.03.2020

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Libyan crisis transforms geopolitics in Mediterranean

Turkey’s expansion of its range in central Mediterranean toward Libya is leading to geopolitical transformations in region

in: aa.com.tr, 04.01.2020

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US withdrawal from Syria leaves Kurds backed into a corner

Donald Trump's decision to put an end to the US military operation against the Islamic State (IS) group in Syria has left many observers wondering what might happen to Washington's main partners on the ground, the Kurds, and whether their enemy Turkey offered the president anything in return.

in: bbc.com, 20.12.2019

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Galip Dalay

Why the Middle East Is Betting on China

Chinese foreign policy in the Middle East is highly transactional, focusing on energy and economics, and avoiding sensitive geopolitical issues. In a region as volatile as the Middle East, however, the question is how long such an approach can be sustained.

in: project-syndicate.org, 22.08.2019

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