Soner Cagaptay

Soner Cagaptay is director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute.

The Syrian Kurds: Whose Ally?

The United States should encourage rapprochement between Turkey and the PYD.

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War Cabinet or Peace Cabinet in Turkey?

The choice of coalition after this weekend’s elections will tell us much about Turkey’s future path.

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United States: How Turkey Fell Out of Favor

Turkey is no longer seen as a staunch ally in NATO but as a wayward country that wears religion and ideology on its sleeve.

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Will Erdogan Invade Syria?

A ground incursion into northern Syria could pose numerous longer-term threats to Turkey.

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Turkey’s Post-Election Scene: The AKP-CHP Option

A coalition government of the two largest parties could end an era of polarization.

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