Dr. phil. Günter Seufert

Dr. phil. Günter Seufert


Research Division: Turkey/CATS
Head of CATS

guenter.seufert(at)swp-berlin.org

2007-2010 Freelance author and journalist, Istanbul

2004-2007 Visiting Associate Professor, University of Cyprus, Nikosia

2001-2004 Freelance author and journalist, Istanbul

1996-2001 Research fellow and acting director of the German Orient-Institut, Istanbul

1996 Post-doc researcher, University of Lausanne


SWP Publications (selection):

Sinem Adar, Nicola Bilotta, Aurélien Denizeau, Sinan Ekim, Dorothée Schmid, Günter Seufert, Ilke Toygür, Karol Wasilewski

Customs Union: Old Instrument, New Function in EU-Turkey Relations

SWP Comment 2020/C 48, October 2020, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C48

Günter Seufert

Ever Further from the West: Why Ankara Looks to Moscow

SWP Comment 2017/C 02, February 2017, 8 Pages
Günter Seufert

Turkey as Partner of the EU in the Refugee Crisis

Ankara’s Problems and Interests

SWP Comment 2016/C 01, January 2016, 8 Pages
Günter Seufert

The Return of the Kurdish Question

On the Situation of the Kurds in Iraq, Syria and Turkey

SWP Comment 2015/C 38, August 2015, 7 Pages
Günter Seufert

Erdoğan’s “New Turkey”

Restoring the Authoritarian State in the Name of Democracy

SWP Comment 2014/C 44, October 2014, 7 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Tannas Michel, Günter Seufert

Turkey’s failed pursuit of hegemony in the Middle East: Three periods of Turkey’s ‘independent’ foreign policy

in: Peace Report 2016, Margret Johannsen, Bruno Schoch, Max M. Mutschler, Corinna Hauswedell, Jochen Hippler (eds.), p. 73 - 88, 2016.
Günter Seufert (ed.), Günter Seufert

Europe can also deal with a conservative Muslim Turkey

in: Ebru Turhan, Günter Seufert (ed.): German Interests and Turkey's EU Accession Process: A Holistic Perspective, Istanbul Policy Center, November 2015.
Günter Seufert

Turkey's Vacillation between a Turkish-Arab and a Turkish-Kurdish Version of Ottomanism

in: Südosteuropa Mitteilungen, 03-04 / 2015 - 55. Jahrgang, S. 51-56.

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Günter Seufert, Ilke Toygür, José Manuel García-Margallo, Jesús A. Núñez Villaverde, Carmen Rodríguez López, Nacho Sánchez Amor, Eduard Soler i Lecha, Idoia Villanueva Ruiz

Agenda Exterior: Turquía y la UE

Podría decirse que la relación entre Turquía y la Unión Europea pasa por horas bajas, de no ser porque ya acumula años en ese estado. Recientemente, sin embargo, la tensión se ha incrementado. Las críticas del presidente turco a la UE, la represión interna, las tensiones en el Mediterráneo Oriental y la injerencia militar de Turquía en el Cáucaso, Siria y Libia, con el acuerdo sobre refugiados de 2015 como telón de fondo, se cuentan entre los problemas más acuciantes. Preguntamos a diversos expertos cómo debe Bruselas replantear su relación con Ankara.

in: politicaexterior.com, 15.10.2020
Günter Seufert

Οδηγούνται σε πόλεμο Ελλάδα και Τουρκία

Είναι αποφασισμένος ο πρόεδρος Ερντογάν για μια στρατιωτική σύρραξη στο Αιγαίο; Πως θα μπορούσαν να διευθετηθούν οι διαφορές. Ο ρόλος του Βερολίνου. Συνέντευξη με τον γερμανό ειδήμονα Γκύντερ Ζόιφερτ.

Interview by Panagiotis Kouparanis, in: dw.com, 24.07.2020
Günter Seufert

Refugee Crisis: For Rationality in Relations with Turkey

The European Union should make concessions to Turkey, especially on visa-free travel and an accelerated accession process, argues Günter Seufert, but should exercise caution over some details of Turkey’s proposal for dealing with the refugee crisis.

Point of View, 11.03.2016
Günter Seufert

Эксперт по Турции: Сбить Су-24 было политическим решением Анкары

Немецкий эксперт Гюнтер Зойферт считает, что Турция зашла в тупик в своей политике в отношени Сирии и пытается, сбив российский Су-24, внести раскол в возможную коалицию против ИГ.

Interview by Mikhail Bushuev, in: dw.com, 26.11.2015 (online)

Media quotes (selection):

Thomas Schnee

Union Européenne : Pourquoi l’Allemagne bloque les demandes de sanctions françaises contre la Turquie

Jeudi dernier, lors d'un sommet européen consacré à la question turque, l'Allemagne s'est opposée à des sanctions immédiates contre Ankara. Faut-il y voir la volonté de préserver des intérêts nationaux ?

in: marianne.net, 02.11.2020
Aurélien Gerbeault

Allemagne-Turquie : ensemble, pour le meilleur et pour le pire

in: taurillon.org, 01.10.2020
Cengiz Çandar

This woman might be the wild card who stops Erdogan

in: al-monitor.com, 16.08.2017
Günter Seufert

Les députés allemands s’apprêtent à reconnaître le génocide des Arméniens

Le Bundestag devrait adopter jeudi 2 juin une résolution reconnaissant le génocide commis contre les Arméniens et d’autres minorités chrétiennes dans les années 1915-1916. La Turquie s’offusque.

in: La Croix, 01.06.2016 (online)
Dana Alexandra Scherle

Power struggle between old friends in Turkey

in: Deutsche Welle, 24.12.2013, (online)

News

The changing nature of the Turkish State Authority for Religious Affairs (ARA) and Turkish Islam in Europe
Centre for Applied Turkey Studies (CATS), Working Paper Nr. 02, June 2020

SWP Comments

Daria Isachenko
Turkey–Russia Partnership in the War over Nagorno-Karabakh

Militarised Peacebuilding with Implications for Conflict Transformation


Sinem Adar, Nicola Bilotta, Aurélien Denizeau, Sinan Ekim, Dorothée Schmid, Günter Seufert, Ilke Toygür, Karol Wasilewski
Customs Union: Old Instrument, New Function in EU-Turkey Relations


SWP Research Papers

Günter Seufert
Is the Fethullah Gülen Movement Overstretching Itself?

A Turkish Religious Community as a National and International Player


Günter Seufert
Foreign Policy and Self-image

The Societal Basis of Strategy Shifts in Turkey