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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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A new diplomatic role for Turkey

Ankara hosted two important foreign guests on consecutive days last week.

June 24, 2022

Saudi Arabia and Turkey’s road map to deeper relations

The long-awaited visit of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman to Turkey on Wednesday was part of his first tour outside of the Gulf since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He also had stops in Egypt and Jordan — two countries that are set to participate in the Jeddah summit next month.

June 23, 2022

Turkey navigates between Scylla and Charybdis

As tension escalates between Iran and Greece, two of Turkey’s neighbors with whom it is at odds on several issues, Ankara is navigating between Scylla and Charybdis — the two maritime hazards in Greek mythology that both brought disaster.

June 03, 2022

Climate diplomacy and the road to regional trust

Reports suggest that Jordan, Turkey and the UAE have agreed to move ahead with Israel’s proposal forregional cooperation on tackling the effects of climate change, an issue that has become an integral part of the region’s recent diplomatic traffic.

May 20, 2022