Monthly archive February, 2018
Will Turkey and Russia become ‘strategic allies’ or sustain a ‘marriage of convenience’?

Will Turkey and Russia become ‘strategic allies’ or sustain a ‘marriage of convenience’?

www.hurriyetdailynews.com February 16 2018 | By MEHMET ÖĞÜTÇÜ There is never a dull moment between Russia and Turkey. The last three years have seen a crisis triggered by a shot-down Russian warplane, a flurry of economic sanctions, signing multibillion dollar energy projects, coordinated diplomatic efforts in Syria, Ankara’s purchase of advanced Russian weapons systems, Presidents Recep Tayyip...
Upgraded customs union should serve as bedrock of EU-Turkey ties

Upgraded customs union should serve as bedrock of EU-Turkey ties

www.euractiv.com | February 14 2018 By Mehmet Öğütçü and Stephen Jones | Global Resources Partnership Treating Turkey like a naughty child has proved to be a failed strategy for Brussels. It’s time to look anew at the elements of the relationship that could work, both now and in the long term, write Mehmet Öğütçü and Stephen Jones. Mehmet Öğütçü is the...
Let’s conserve Turkey’s EU Customs Union modernization deal

Let’s conserve Turkey’s EU Customs Union modernization deal

www.hurriyetdailynews.com | February 12 2018 By Mehmet ÖĞÜTÇÜ Turkey and the European Union are at a critical turning point in their decades-long relationship. The key question now is: Will they give each other one more chance to improve their strategically vital ties, despite deep-seated differences, or continue on the path to divorce after many decades...

How to Mitigate Risks and Grasp Opportunities Globally and in Turkey in 2018?

Hyatt Regency, Istanbul, 26 January 2018 “Yes, markets are soaring, and the economy isn’t bad, but citizens are divided. Governments aren’t doing much governing. Liberal democracy currently has less legitimacy than at any time since World War II. And the global order is unraveling. Something big could happen to shake the world unlike anything in a...