“The crisis in Ukraine has made it clear that without Turkey in the EU the challenges will not be easily overcome”

Europe faces a war on its doorstep, in Ukraine. At first, Turkey tried to mediate between Russia and Ukraine. Do you still believe in a diplomatic solution to this conflict?Since the start of the war, we have been at Ukraine’s side. At the same time, we worked on two fronts: humanitarian and diplomatic. While we … Read more

“The crisis in Ukraine has made it clear that without Turkey in the EU the challenges will not be easily overcome”

Europe faces a war on its doorstep, in Ukraine. At first, Turkey tried to mediate between Russia and Ukraine. Do you still believe in a diplomatic solution to this conflict?Since the start of the war, we have been at Ukraine’s side. At the same time, we worked on two fronts: humanitarian and diplomatic. While we … Read more

Russia must be prevented from defining the terms of the crisis in Ukraine | Opinion

For the past few weeks, Western audiences have been obsessed with the question, “What’s going through Putin’s head?” Western experts wonder: are the people around him telling him the whole truth? Is he sick or is he going crazy? Are we pushing him into a corner where he will see no other way to save … Read more

Why does Turkey want to block Finland and Sweden from NATO?

The Turkish government’s assertion that it has difficulty agreeing to NATO membership for Finland and Sweden has raised concern in Helsinki and Stockholm. This week, the two countries submitted a historic request to join the Atlantic Alliance. The 30 members of the military alliance must agree to admit new members. But Turkish President Recep Tayyip … Read more