EURACTIV: Turkey under Erdogan has little chance of good relations with the EU. But they must tackle migration together

In an article for, the head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, comments on the tense relationship between the EU and Turkey. The commentary focuses on the future direction of mutual relations and migration from Afghanistan.

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ČRo Radiozurnal: Can relations between the European Union and Turkey be expected to improve?

The head of our Brussels office spoke about the current improvement in relations between Ankara and Brussels. He attributes Erdoğan's turn in rhetoric not only to the outcome of the US elections, after which Turkey lost a significant teammate, but also to the upcoming elections in Germany, which may result in a significantly less conciliatory chancellor than Angela Merkel.

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In his commentary for, the head of our Brussels office, Žiga Faktor, deals with the tense relations between the EU and Turkey. The commentary focuses on a surprising statement by Turkish President Erdoğan that Turkey has a strong interest in improving relations with the EU.

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The human cost of the EU’s externalisation of fundamental obligations

More than half of all refugees from Syria is currently located in Turkey. In her latest blog, Tuba Nilüfer Uğur zooms in on the local situation and suggests steps that should be made by the EU to help this matter.

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Commentary: EUCO Meeting in October 2019

EUCO meeting held on October 2019 brought several surprises. Read the comments of our experts regarding the future development of Brexit, EU enlargement or climate change combat. We've gathered answers from Christian Kvorning Lassen, Kateřina Davidová, Jana Juzová, Zuzana Stuchlíková, Louis Cox-Brusseau and Martin Michelot.

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Winds of political change in Turkey?

In his latest blog, our Žiga Faktor focuses on Ekrem İmamoğlu's election win in the mayoral election in Istanbul and the future of Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's presidency.

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The discreet charm of hypocrisy: An EU-Turkey Power Audit

Vladimír Bartovic has contributed with a chapter on the relations of Czech Republic with Turkey within this ECFR publication aimed to analyse at the relationship of the EU and Erdogan's Turkey.

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Turkey, the caliphate of Sultan Erdogan?

In his new blog, our Research Assistant Patrick Zingerle describes the current political situation in Erdogan's Turkey, from the army coup to the recent referendum strengthening the power in the hands of the Turkish president.

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RTVS: Diplomatic ties with Turkey in tension

Our Christian Kvorning Lassen was interviewed on RTVS about the worsening of the relations between certain EU member states and Turkey.

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ČRo Plus: diplomatic incident between Turkey and the Netherlands

Our research fellow Michal Vít was a guest on ČRo Plus, where he commented on the recent diplomatic incident between Turkey and the Netherlands.

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