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Sinem Cengiz

Sinem Cengiz is a Turkish political analyst who specializes in Turkey’s relations with the Middle East. 

Twitter: @SinemCngz

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Russia and China’s contrasting approaches to Turkey

The non-regional actors — Russia and China — have been the most important supporters of the Bashar Assad regime since the onset of the Syrian crisis in 2011, with their veto power in the UN Security Council (UNSC) proving particularly useful.

July 09, 2021

Turkey’s militarized foreign policy provokes Iraq

For years, domestic balances, threat perceptions and foreign policymaking institutions have had an important effect on Turkey’s foreign policy pattern. However, the country’s foreign policymaking mechanisms have gone through serious structural changes in the past two decades.

May 07, 2021

Growing divisions are a worrying symptom of the pandemic

The coronavirus pandemic and its disquieting effects are likely to leave significant marks on societies around the world for many years to come.

April 30, 2021

Turkish media need to give peace a chance when reporting on refugees

In contrast to war journalism, which predominantly focuses on violence and conflict, peace journalism, as the name suggests, aims to shine the spotlight on the victims of war and encourage constructive public dialogue about them.

April 23, 2021