Archive | September, 2017

Should Turkey be alarmed about the election result in Germany?

Germany’s election result, which catapulted the rightwing, anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD) party to the third place in the Bundestag has shown that no country is immune from the rise of populism. The march of populist parties is a real cause for concern everywhere, but nowhere more so than in Germany. For a far-right party […]

Turkey’s view of the world must fit with the facts

On Wednesday, September 13, while the European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker was outlining his vision for the European Union in Brussels, Turkey’s EU Minister Ömer Çelik was delivering a speech at the Royal Institute of International Affairs, Chatham House, in London. In his State of the Union speech, Jean-Claude Juncker was describing Turkey as a […]

The pot calling the kettle black

Turkish-German relationship that had been following a downward trajectory since July 2016 coup attempt, has now hit rock bottom. Last month, President Erdogan called on the Turkish immigrant community in Germany not to vote for Turkey’s enemies at the country’s September 24 federal elections. He named them as the three main parties- the Christian Democratic […]