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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Turkey’s militarized foreign policy provokes Iraq

For years, domestic balances, threat perceptions and foreign policymaking institutions have had an important effect on Turkey’s foreign policy pattern. However, the country’s foreign policymaking mechanisms have gone through serious structural changes in the past two decades.

May 07, 2021

Growing divisions are a worrying symptom of the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and its disquieting effects are likely to leave significant marks on societies around the world for many years to come.

April 30, 2021

Turkish media need to give peace a chance when reporting on refugees

In contrast to war journalism, which predominantly focuses on violence and conflict, peace journalism, as the name suggests, aims to shine the spotlight on the victims of war and encourage constructive public dialogue about them.

April 23, 2021

Kuwait may be key to improving Turkey-Gulf ties

Since the beginning of this year, there have been countless reports of the possibility of Turkey “normalizing” its relations with Egypt, Israel and the Gulf countries.

April 11, 2021

EU, US attempting to bring Turkey back on board

In 2005, when Turkey and the EU entered a new phase in their relationship with the start of negotiations for Ankara’s full membership, many were optimistic that this would be a turning point in the country’s ties with the Western world, including both the US and Europe.

April 02, 2021

Turkey, China place economic ties ahead of ideology

A week after top US diplomat Antony Blinken preferred to make his first overseas visit since President Joe Biden’s inauguration to Japan and South Korea, China’s foreign minister began a six-country tour of the Middle East.

March 26, 2021

Can Turkey and Egypt break the ice after years of chilly relations?

There are many examples to be found throughout the history of international relations of occasions when regional or global changes prompted states to adjust their foreign policies by placing the national interest ahead of ideology.

March 05, 2021