Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

One of the main beneficiaries of the tectonic shifts in the balance of power between key players in the post-Soviet region could be Turkey, an emerging medium-sized power. However, its influence in this region will depend on its ability to resolve considerable internal problems. Turkey’s rising influence in the region constitutes both a challenge and an opportunity for the EU. On the one hand, Turkey, alongside the U.S., is the closest and the most relevant third actor in the post-Soviet region for the EU. On the other, Ankara often does its own thing without coordination with Brussels. The crisis of the EU neighborhood policy both in the East and South makes a search for options and strategies in the EU’s approach to both regions indispensable.

 

CONTRIBUTOR
ECFR & demosEUROPA
ECFR & demosEUROPA
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
STAY CONNECTED
SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER
TWEETS
FACEBOOK
PARTNERS