TUSIAD-US Intern Edition

This blog is a venue for TUSIAD-US interns to express their thoughts on U.S.-Turkey relations as well as their internship experiences in Washington, DC. The opinions expressed in this website belong solely to their authors and do not necessarily reflect the positions of TUSIAD. // Bu blog, TUSIAD-US stajyerlerinin Turkiye-ABD ilişkileri üzerine yorumlarını ve stajyerlik deneyimlerini paylaştıkları bir platformdur. Bu sitede yer alan yazı ve yorumlar tamamen yazarların kişisel görüşlerini yansıtmakta olup, TÜSİAD'in resmi görüşü değildir.
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Turkey and Israel Economic Relations: The Buck Does not Stop Here

By: Gabrielle Chishinsky Despite the acrimonious relationship portrayed in the media, Turkey and Israel are indispensable partners in the Middle East region. Both Erdogan and Netanyahu have degraded one another’s character by throwing insults at each another; Erdogan has compared Netanyahu to “Hitler” and declared that Netanyahu is a “terrorist”. Meanwhile, Netanyahu tweeted on May … Continue reading

Turkey’s Economy: Victorious to Volatile

By Marta Carina Franco 10 years ago, Turkey was the poster child of emerging market economies, ripe for foreign investment and potential for growth. The implementation Kemal Derviş’s economic policy following the 2001 economic crisis allowed Turkey to surpass expectations. By 2005 Turkey was even taking strides towards EU membership. Offering an energetic, young labor … Continue reading

Turkish Public Opinion

By: Miranda Wickham Public opinion polls can be an important indicator of the public’s support of certain political parties and candidates as well as proposed political changes. In light of the upcoming elections in Turkey, I will explore opinion polls taken before the April 2017 referendum, polls taken in December 2017/January 2018, and more recent … Continue reading

Turkey-Russia Rapprochement

By: Eren Oztunc Turkey’s historically tumultuous relationship with Russia has experienced particular instability in the past two years after the shoot-down of a Russian Su-24 jet in November 2015 in response to a violation of Turkish airspace. The jet incident, which resulted in the death of a Russian pilot, spurred the immediate downward spiral of … Continue reading

Implications of the Constitutional Referendum

The current version of the Turkish Constitution was put in place by the Grand National Assembly in 1982 after the military had taken control of the government through a coup in 1980. Through plebiscites and legislation, it has been amended 18 times since its adoption. This might surprise some American readers since the US Constitution … Continue reading

Turkey’s Economic Outlook 2017: Resilient and Rising

By, Theresa Reichstadt   Political instability has shaken Turkey’s economy; however, the Turkish economy has bounced back. Turkey’s economic outlook is surprisingly positive due to the faster than anticipated recovery after the July 15th, 2016 failed coup attempt. The graph above portrays data from the World Bank on Turkey’s GDP growth from 2014 to 2016, … Continue reading

Prospects for Turkey’s Western Alliance

By Deniz Yuksel NATO heads of state met in Brussels last week. The alliance faces increasingly difficult challenges, stemming from both sides of the ocean, leading some to speculate whether the alliance will last. Many in Turkey seem to be reviewing Turkey’s relationship with the West, and even looking for alternatives. Last month, Turkish President … Continue reading

Erdogan Visits Washington

By Deniz Yuksel President Trump met with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the first time yesterday. Both leaders praised the U.S.–Turkey partnership, emphasizing the need for further cooperation. The meeting was cordial despite tensions between the U.S. and Turkey after Trump announced last week that the U.S. would directly arm the Syrian Democratic Forces … Continue reading

Flynn’s Vision for Syria

By Deniz Yuksel “From this day forward, it’s going to be only America First.” declared Donald Trump in his inaugural speech, amid cheers and applause, and added: “America will start winning again, winning like never before.” Statements like this might be appealing to those who believe that America needs to step up its foreign policy … Continue reading

Breaking ISIL’s Brand

By: Ayşan Berfu Yurdakul On May 10, 2016, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and Texas Christian University held an event titled “Breaking ISIL’s Brand.” It was hosted by Bob Schieffer with panelists Richard Stengel, Under Secretary of State for Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs; Farah Pandith, Adjunct Senior Fellow, Council on Foreign … Continue reading

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