Erdogan has proved that he is still popular, but despite this popularity and this victory his image is still tarnished.Read More
About the Author
Bayram Balci is a visiting scholar in Carnegie’s Middle East Program, where his research focuses on Turkey and Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East, Central Asia, and the Caucasus.
The current war between Erdogan and Gülen, if not stopped, will certainly damage Turkey’s image and soft power in the world.Read More
Only Fethullah Gülen’s movement, which includes all ethnic and social groups in their diversity, seems able to mobilize civil society to sound the alarm and organize a counter-force able to bring Erdoğan to reason, and maybe to be more democratic.Read More
The Turkish experience was reexamined as a model the post Arab Spring countries. But since the beginning of June, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the main architect of this model has been seriously challenged by huge demonstrationsRead More
Azerbaijan is affected by the ongoing civil war. And the damage could be more substantial that we think for this long forsaken but strategically and energetically important country to the region, as well as to European and to US interests.Read More