Greece and Turkey as close and distant neighbors (DuvarEnglish, 15.6.21)

DuvarEnglish article on Greeks and Turks … Abstract: What do Greeks and Turks think about one another? A survey conducted in both countries reveals widespread agreement, e.g. that the EU is unfair and that the East-Med is a major confrontational issue, however, the citizens from both countries largely do not feel that their cultures are Read More …

Germans and Turks: Diamond Wedding (2.6.21, DuvarEnglish)

In 1961, (West) Germany and Turkey signed a recruitment agreement setting out the conditions under which Turks were allowed to work in Germany. Although long-term residence was initially forbidden, Germany became the permanent home of almost 3 million people with a background in Turkey. There could be much to be celebrated, but because of the Read More …

Turkey’s limited soft power in the Balkans (17.5.21)

DuvarEnglish article on Turkey’s Balkans policies … Abstract: Over the past two decades Turkey’s influence in the Balkans has increased on all fronts, from politics to the economy, culture, and military cooperation. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has not helped Turkey to further improve its standing. Turkish vaccines might be on the way, but it will Read More …

Turkey-Armenia: Open the Gate (5.5.21)

DuvarEnglish article on the closed Turkey-Armenia border: Turkey and Armenia don’t have diplomatic relations, nor an open land border. The reason is not different interpretations of the past, but the situation around Nagorno-Karabakh. This changed last fall, so that there is no formal reason left why Turkey should not have an open border with Armenia. Read More …

Damaged Laschet vs rising Baerbock (DuvarEnglish, 22.4.21)

DuvarEnglish article about the candidate nomination of the two biggest German political parties, the CDU and the Greens. Abstract: The two biggest German parties finally have their candidates for the elections in fall. While there are no losers within the Greens, there are many losers in the CDU, the most important one the chairman and Read More …

Intervista sul caso giudiziario di Ömer Faruk Gergerlioglu (9.4.21)

Intervista col correspondente di Radio Radicale in Turchia, Mariano Giustino, su la personlità die Ömer Faruk Gergerlioglu e perchè é diventato un target del governo. L’intervista sul sito di Radio Radicale (in totale 16 minuti) https://www.radioradicale.it/scheda/633841/turchia-intervista-allanalista-ekrem-guzeldere-sul-caso-giudiziario-di-omer-faruk