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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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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

Turkey, China place economic ties ahead of ideology

A week after top US diplomat Antony Blinken preferred to make his first overseas visit since President Joe Biden’s inauguration to Japan and South Korea, China’s foreign minister began a six-country tour of the Middle East.

March 26, 2021

Can Turkey and Egypt break the ice after years of chilly relations?

There are many examples to be found throughout the history of international relations of occasions when regional or global changes prompted states to adjust their foreign policies by placing the national interest ahead of ideology.

March 05, 2021

Turkey, Iran flex muscles in tacit regional power struggle

When the Cold War ended, so too did the bipolar nature of world politics. Countries with regional leadership aspirations subsequently emerged in the Middle East and the Arab uprisings that started in late 2010 became a game-changer in the regional struggle for hegemony.

February 26, 2021

Turkey tests the waters with new diplomatic outreach

February is shaping up to be a month in which we can expect to see some important regional and international developments.

February 12, 2021