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Into the Abyss: Turkish Impressions of a U.S.-Turkish Break

Nicholas Danforth / Blog August 17, 2018

With Trump threatening more sanctions and Erdogan threatening to find other allies, Turkey may be forced to figure out what the alternatives are.

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Will the U.S. Stop Turkey from Receiving F-35s?

Jessica Michek, William Ellison / Blog August 8, 2018

It is increasingly likely that future conflicts and security issues will arise that make handing these planes over to Turkey dangerous.

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U.S. Sanctions on Turkey Push Relations to Crisis Edge

National Security / Press Release August 1, 2018

The U.S. gov took the unprecedented step of imposing sanctions on two Turkish cabinet ministers over their role in the continued detention of American pastor Andrew Brunson.

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Mixed Messages from Ankara

Nicholas Danforth / Blog July 30, 2018

Following the re-election of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan in late June, many observers wondered if Turkey’s foreign policy would remain capable of pragmatism and compromise.

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Reset Or Resentment: Turkey After June 24

Nicholas Danforth / Blog July 3, 2018

Amid the uncertainty in Washington, Ankara and the Middle East, predictions are difficult but here are three developments to watch.

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Quick Takeaways from Turkey’s Election

Blaise Misztal / Blog June 25, 2018

Here are some takes on what the outcome of the elections in Turkey tell us about what happened and what happens next.

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Turkey Elections: Challenging Three Common Assumptions

Alan Makovsky / Blog June 22, 2018

For the first time, Turks will separately but simultaneously elect a president and a legislature. The president will be the all-powerful master of the Executive Branch.

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Part I: The Election Landscape

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

Though the AKP has kept its hold on power several emerging dynamics have created a real sense of optimism among the opposition that the results, this time, might be different.

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Part II: Post Election Scenarios

Nicholas Danforth, Jessica Michek / Research June 15, 2018

A clear-cut victory would still leave Erdoğan facing a deteriorating economic climate, strained relations with Western partners and an ongoing war with PKK-linked forces.

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Is There Reason To Hope? Turkey After the 2018 Elections

National Security / June 26, 2018 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. ET

Join us for an expert panel on Tuesday June 26 that will discuss the results of Turkey’s elections as well as their implications for the future of Turkish democracy and for the U.S.-Turkish relationship.

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