Turkeyscope: Insights on Turkish Affairs

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Turkeyscope is a thought-provoking publication of the MDC, which provides critical analysis of contemporary Turkish affairs. The publication features articles analyzing global and regional phenomena vis a vis Turkish foreign policy and their implications on Turkey and the region. It is edited by Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Dr. Joel Parker.

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Turkey's ‘Precious Loneliness’ vs. Greece's Multilateralism

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In our latest issue of Turkeyscope, Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses the latest tension in the Eastern Mediterranean between Turkey and Greece. By analyzing the foreign policy strategies of both countries the essay reveals Turkey's shrinking leverage on the West and its ramifications for the Turkish national security.

Türkiye and Israel: Optimism must prevail

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This issue of Turkeyscope focuses on Israeli-Turkish relations. The Turkish ambassador to the United States, HE Dr. Hasan Murat Mercan, highlights the strong historical relationship between the Jewish and Turkish nations and discusses the prospects for further normalization between Turkey and Israel.

What happened to the Turkish Lira?

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In our latest issue of Turkeyscope, Dr. Guven Sak delves into the core reasons for Turkey's current currency and economic crisis along with an explanation for the political reforms needed to stabilize the Turkish markets.

Turkey's Nuclear Future

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In our latest issue of Turkeyscope Dr. Assa Ophir discusses the implications of Turkish efforts to potentially become a state with an independent nuclear program.

The Central Asian Perspective on Turkey: Does Family Come First?

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In our latest issue of Turkeyscope, Oğul Tuna discusses the changing role of Turkey in Central Asia in recent years. This essay argues that ethnolinguistic links have helped improve relations since the collapse of the Soviet Union, but each Central Asian state has its own calculations that factor into separate diplomatic, cultural, and defense deals with Turkey.

Afghanistan offers an opportunity to repair Turkey-NATO relations

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In this issue of Turkeyscope, Dr. Kohei Imai discusses the context for Turkey's planned involvement in Afghanistan even after the US-led widrawal that is currently underway. Turkey's agreement to handle security for the Kabul airport demonstrates its unique and strategic role in NATO.

Turkish-Russian Relations: A Puzzle that Shakes the Middle East

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In this issue of Turkeyscope, Remi Daniel discusses several contemporary trends in the Russian-Turkish relationship. The dynamics of competition and cooperation between these two states affect the Middle East, Eastern Europe, Central Asia and North Africa in profound ways.

The way forward for Turkish-American relations: Partnership à la carte?

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In this issue of Turkeyscope, Selin Nasi analyzes how Turkish and American foreign policies have reached an impasse on a number of issues. Despite these differences, she highlights several areas of mutual interest where cooperation can, nevertheless, improve the relationship going forward.

Turkey and Egypt: Time for Normalization? Not Quite Yet

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In this issue of Turkeyscope, Dr. Marwa Maziad discusses the relationship between Turkey and Egypt over the long term. She analyzes the causes and effects of the divergent approaches to domestic and regional politics held presently by the respective Turkish and Egyptian presidents.