Aykan Erdemir

Aykan Erdemir is the senior director of the Turkey Program at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies and former member of the Turkish Parliament.

Turkey Undermines NATO, Yet Again

Erdogan saves Putin’s Belarusian ally by playing spoiler role within NATO.

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Putin and Erdogan: Two Men Race to the Bottom

Russia’s and Turkey’s lack of a solid economic performance is what motivates their two leaders’ steady resorting to domestic oppression.

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The Erdogan/Hamas Axis?

Although Turkey’s Erdogan is president of a NATO member country, his Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Hamas share a similar ideology, built on an anti-Western and anti-Semitic worldview.

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The Turkey-Russia Tango Over Syria and Libya

Is Turkey turning into a Russian puppet? Vladimir Putin is showing a remarkable ability to reverse Erdogan’s Syria ambitions.

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Erdogan and ISIS

Trump should not fall for the Turkish president’s public relations stunts.

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Erdogan’s Russian Pipe Dreams

While Turkey’s President dreams big power dreams, Putin plays Erdogan like a fiddle.

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Erdogan Makes Mockery of Elections

Ultimately, Erdogan might end up losing Istanbul again. And botch yet another opportunity to normalize relations with the Kurds.

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Erdogan At a Crossroad

Losing Ankara and Istanbul is a significant defeat for Turkey’s President.

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Turkey’s Erdogan Rushes to Maduro’s Defense

Turkey’s President is eager to stand side-by-side with Russia, China, and Iran in Venezuela.

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The Khashoggi Murder and Erdogan’s Naked Truth

Erdogan is a pragmatist, and will likely be looking to maximize both diplomatic and monetary rewards for the evidence he possesses, real or presumed.

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