Archive | May, 2017

NATO summit, EU dialogue and breathing space for Turkey

Thursday’s NATO Summit and a series of high level meetings with the EU leaders in Brussels seem to have given President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an incentive to reassess Turkey’s position on a number of key foreign policy issues. After months of sailing in stormy waters, seemingly heading for a shipwreck, an opportunity to revive the EU-Turkey  […]




Arrogance or ignorance? Turkey’s diplomacy needs fine tuning

Once again, the diplomatic assertiveness that has characterized Turkey’s foreign relations in recent years, was in full view of the world this week. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was hosted by President Donald Trump at the White House on Tuesday. He was there to repair the strained bilateral relationship and try to change President Trump’s mind […]