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Analyses | | Aleksandra Jarosiewicz

Marmaray is another in a series of large-scale projects initiated by the ruling AKP to demonstrate how Turkey is undergoing a spectacular transformation.

Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz

On 22 October the Council of the European Union decided to open a negotiating chapter on regional policy in its accession negotiations with Ankara. A week earlier the European Commission published a report which detailed the reforms…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

On 30 September the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced a long-awaited package of laws aimed at improving democratic standards in Turkey. The new legislation addresses a number of deficits in the…

Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz, Andrzej Wilk

On 26 September, Turkey’s Undersecretariat for Defence Industries resolved a tender for the delivery of long-range air defence systems. The winner was China’s CPMIEC. If Turkey ultimately decides to buy the…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

On 5 August, an Istanbul court passed sentences in the Ergenekon case, which has been ongoing since 2008. Along with ‘Balyoz’, a similar case concerning conspiracy concluded last autumn, it was an attempt to deal legally with the ‘…

Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz

Turkey has firmly condemned the military coup in Egypt. It strikes a blow for Ankara's position in the Middle East. By condemning the coup, Turkey is trying to restore its image of a promoter of democracy.

Analyses | | Szymon Ananicz

On the 25 June the Council of the EU decided to formally open the “regional policies” chapter in negotiations on Turkey joining the EU. The council abstained from issuing final agreement for talks to begin with Ankara until the European…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

At the root of events in Turkey lies a powerful protest by society against the government’s autocratic style and certain elements of its moral, economic and foreign policies. They do not, however, have deep systemic causes (economic or…

Analyses | | Marek Matusiak

The biggest terrorist attack in the history of the Turkish Republic took place on 11 May in Reyhanlı, in Hatay province, close to the border with Syria. The attacks have put Erdoğan’s government in a difficult position, both…

Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota

The imprisoned leader of Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), Abdullah Ocalan, has released a manifesto. It was read on the occasion of the Iranian/Kurdish New Year on 21 March during a rally in Diyarbakir, where hundreds of thousands of…