Turkey

After Raqqa?

The Iraqi Prime Minister, Haidar al-Abadi,  has already declared that the ISIS ‘Caliphate’ is over. He took the opportunity to say so last week when…


Syria: Next Steps

The US air strikes to neutralize Assad’s chemical ability to conduct chemical attacks like the one we saw in Idlib this week, Aleppo before Christmas…





Assassination in Ankara: First Thoughts

Turkey and Russia can get over this but it will take serious, level headed diplomacy. This appears to have already begun.  The scheduled meeting between…


The EU: Cold on Turkey

As it is Thanksgiving weekend, it is natural that our thoughts turn to Turkey. The Turkish question has certainly occupied the minds of MEPs this…




Turkey After The Coup

One of the iron clad laws of coup d’état attempts is that the winner takes all. A week ago President Erdogan won in Turkey. The…