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Sinem Cengiz

Sinem Cengiz is a Turkish political analyst who specializes in Turkey’s relations with the Middle East. 

Twitter: @SinemCngz

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Foreign policy a key battleground in Turkish presidential election

While there are just days left before Turkey’s June 24 elections — which will be one of the most important votes in the country’s recent history — foreign policy issues have started to dominate the presidential candidates’ campaigns. 
 
June 04, 2018

Palestine unites a fractured Turkish society

At a time when Turkey is approaching snap elections, to be held on June 24, and the country is divided due to the political atmosphere, the Palestinian cause has united all political parties and sections of the society under one banner.

May 18, 2018

Turkey carves out a new role for itself in Central Asia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan this week paid a historic visit to Uzbekistan, Central Asia’s most populous and resource-rich country. While there, economic, defense, political and cultural issues topped his agenda.

May 04, 2018

Astana troika determined to deepen cooperation in Syria

One could clearly read the messages hidden in the photo of the Turkish, Russian and Iranian leaders shaking hands when they posed ahead of the Ankara summit for Syria on Wednesday.

April 06, 2018

Turkey’s Russia, Iran links are far from an alliance

The presidents of Turkey, Russia and Iran will come together on April 4 in Istanbul for a three-way summit on Syria.

March 30, 2018