Turkish Domestic and Foreign Policy, Kurdish dynamics in the Middle East, Armed non-state actors, Governance in Syria
05/2013 – Present BBC News and Current Affairs, London
09/2018 – Present Middle East Institute (MEI) Washington D.C.
10/2017 – Ongoing PhD Candidate (Sociology), University of Cambridge
05/2017 – 07/2018 European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR), London
The 5 January agreement between Doha and Riyadh and its allies ends the blockade on Qatar. Given that Qatar is Turkey’s only influential Arab ally in the region, the deal has implications for Ankara. Güney Yildiz examines the prospects.
Expectations of a thaw between Turkey and Greece in the aftermath of the recent earthquake are misplaced. As Güney Yildiz explains, past disaster diplomacy was contingent on pre-existing rapprochement trends. Today the relationship is in a downward spiral.
Conflict between Paris and Ankara over apparently symbolic issues could cost Turkey much more dearly than its geopolitical feuds with its Western partners, argues Güney Yildiz.
Can the Kurds, the largest ethnicity in the Middle East without their own nation, overcome their internal disunity and find ways to exist as an independent state or as autonomous regions?
What lies ahead for the Arabs, Kurds, and Turks after Ankara’s assault on northern Syria?
Turkish foreign policy has changed considerably in recent years and has become increasingly aggressive. Esme Nicholson talks with Sinem Adar and Hürcan Aslı Aksoy on how domestic political dynamics shape Ankara’s foreign relations with Europe.
SWP Podcast 2021/eP 06, 29.04.2021
Following the European Council meeting last week which suggests a dual approach for Turkey-EU relations, William Noah Glucroft talks to Günter Seufert and Ilke Toygür about the most important issues that are confronting the EU-Turkey relations with a special focus on the next steps.
SWP Podcast 2021/eP 05, 01.04.2021