Turkey

June 17, 2021

The Refugee Deal between Turkey and the European Union: Request to Renew the Deal

The conflict between the regime forces and the opposition that took place in Syria in 2011 turned into a civil war, causing one of the largest migration flows in recent history. Millions of Syrians, who are forced to leave their homes for security reasons, migrate to safe areas within the […]
May 10, 2021

Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process

“Heart of Asia – Istanbul Process” (HoA-IP) is a joint initiative of Afghanistan and Turkey, announced 10 years ago at the 2011 conference in Istanbul. This initiative is aimed at strengthening regional security, economic and political cooperation with Afghanistan through dialogue and confidence-building measures. Within the framework of this joint […]
May 5, 2021

Latest Developments in TurkStream Natural Gas Pipeline

Turkey is an important country that functions as a bridge in the transportation of energy resources between producer and consumer countries. The TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, which targets the European market, strengthens the position of Turkey by transferring the Russian gas via the Black Sea to Turkey and then […]
April 22, 2021

Asia Anew Initiative and Visits of the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey to Central Asia

The 11th Ambassadors Conference held in August 2019 represents the starting point of the “Asia Anew Initiative” announced by the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, Mevlut Cavusoglu. The idea that the center of gravity of the basic economic and political platform of the world is gradually shifting to the […]
April 11, 2021

Turkey’s Foreign Trade Policy and Dynamics

International trade plays an important role in Turkey’s economy. Export remains a significant source of revenue for the country. Turkey is an important supplier of agricultural, manufacturing and technological products to the global market. Therefore, this commentary aims to analyze the dynamics of Turkey’s foreign trade, show its key trade […]
March 17, 2021

Trade between Turkey and Central Asia

Central Asia is a region of increasing competition between great powers such as Russia, China and the United States. Eurasian integration with active participation of Russia, China-led One Belt – One Road initiative, and the United States’ proposals such as the New Silk Road are in the focus of many […]
March 12, 2021

Turkey’s Place in Mongolia’s “Third Neighbor” Policy

From Turkey’s perspective Mongolia is a very distant and little-known country with a small population. There is neither maritime connection between the two, because Mongolia is a landlocked country, nor direct active land transport route. In the pre-pandemic 2019 the bilateral trade between Turkey and Mongolia barely reached $43 million, […]
March 11, 2021

Severe droughts in Turkey: Causes and Solutions

Recently, news agencies around the globe disseminated news regarding an issue of intense droughts in Turkey, saying that the water levels in water reservoirs in and near the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul, had reached the lowest levels in the past 15 years. As of January 13, 2021, water levels […]
February 28, 2021

Turkey’s Asia Anew Initiative

When we look at the trade balances and trends around the world, we see that the center of the global economy is shifting towards the Asian countries as a result of the steady growth of the economies in the Asian continent. These developments show the necessity of many countries to […]
February 19, 2021

Agriculture of Turkey: Production, Trade and Policy Reforms

Turkey has been one of the fastest growing economies for several decades despite the recent slowdown and economic crisis. Many sectors of Turkey’s economy experienced significant transformations. Agriculture became one of the most important sectors, which provided not only food security, but also a significant amount of revenues from exports. […]