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Terror Attacks in Turkey Mark Regional and Internal Conflicts

Jessica Michek / Blog December 21, 2016

This has been a year of escalating violence in Turkey, both due to worsening domestic dynamics and increased spillover from regional conflicts

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Preparing for the Worst in Turkey’s Resurgent Kurdish Conflict

National Security / Research June 14, 2016

The exacerbation of the Kurdish conflict would be devastating for Turkey, all but condemning it to a dark period marred by oppression and political violence.

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Recent Developments a Grim Tableau of Politics in Turkey

Nicholas Danforth / Blog May 20, 2016

A divided opposition, politicized judiciary, and compliant media helps ensure Erdogan’s power remains effectively unchallenged.

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Terror Attacks in Turkey: What You Need to Know

Jessica Michek / Blog March 23, 2016

The March 19 suicide bombing in Istanbul occurred only six days after another attack in Ankara—each perpetrated by a different group with a different motive.

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Turkey Divided and Conquered: How the AKP Regained Power

National Security / Research January 14, 2016

There is little indication that there will be any shift in the balance of support between the AKP and other parties, barring a change in Turkey’s demographics.

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Talking Points for the President at the Turkey G20 Summit

Jessica Michek / Blog November 13, 2015

Turkish government actions that diminish the rule of law undermine both the foundations of liberal democracy and a free market economy.

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Fear Wins: Erdogan Victorious in Turkey Election

Blaise Misztal / Blog November 2, 2015

The central question now is whether Turkey can recover from recent strife and, more pressingly, whether it can do so under Erdogan and the AKP.

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Will Turkey’s Elections Be Free and Fair?

Jessica Michek / Blog October 29, 2015

Even if the casting and counting of ballots occur without manipulation, several recent developments suggest that the vote will certainly not be fair.

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Searching for Answers After Ankara Bombing

Blaise Misztal / Blog October 15, 2015

The bombing should prompt U.S. policymakers to seek answers about the attack and question what it might portend for the U.S.-Turkish relationship.

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Political, Ethnic Violence Tearing Turkey Apart

Jessica Michek / Blog September 15, 2015

Is Turkey on the brink of civil war? The renewed conflict is playing out both within and outside Turkey’s borders.

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