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Analyses | | Mateusz Chudziak

On 23 June, the re-run election for mayor of Istanbul was won by Ekrem İmamoğlu, the candidate of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP), with 54.21% of the vote. His main rival Binali Yıldırım, from the ruling…

Analyses | | Mateusz Chudziak

On 6 May, Turkey’s Supreme Electoral Council (YSK) ruled to annul the election for the mayor of Istanbul of 31 March. It had been won by the candidate of the opposition…

Analyses | | Mateusz Chudziak

The Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkey’s governing party, won the local election on 31 March across the country but it has lost power in eight out of the twelve…

Analyses | | Agata Łoskot-Strachota

A rapid change in the structure of gas imports by Turkey has been visible since the beginning of 2019. According to estimates from the ICIS energy market information provider, in the first two months of this year…

Analyses | | Mateusz Chudziak, Krzysztof Strachota

During a phone conversation between Presidents Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Donald Trump on 14 January, a preliminary plan to establish a 30 km-wide safety zone in north-eastern Syria was agreed. This is to allow for the…

Analyses | | Mateusz Chudziak

Jamal Khashoggi, a Saudi opposition journalist who had co-operated with The Washington Post (among other media) went missing on 2 October in Istanbul. According to…

Analyses | | Mateusz Chudziak, Mariusz Marszewski

On 7 September a summit was held in Tehran attended by Presidents Hasan Rouhani, Vladimir Putin and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Analyses | | Mateusz Chudziak

On 1 August, the US Treasury Department imposed sanctions on two Turkish ministers, those with the portfolios of internal affairs and justice.

Analyses | | Krzysztof Strachota

On 4 June, Turkey’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and the US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo held talks in Washington.

Analyses | | Mariusz Marszewski, Mateusz Chudziak

On 20 January, Turkey launched Operation Olive Branch, aimed at the Afrin region in northern Syria.