Turkey’s Soft Power in the Balkans Reaching its Limits (1.7.2021)

My second policy paper for Eliamep, this time on Turkey’s Balkans policies … Abstract: With the EU putting the Western Balkan countries in an undefined waiting room, there was more room for maneuver for non-EU players. Turkey among others used this space to broaden its influence in the Balkans from politics to the economy, from culture to military cooperation, albeit from a very low starting point. The bilateral relations with 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 probably be too late for the Balkans Read the full article: https://www.duvarenglish.com/turkeys-limited-soft-power-in-the-balkans-article-57505