Sinem Cengiz

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

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New free trade deals could connect Turkiye, Iran and the Gulf states

Iran has revealed plans for a free trade zone with Turkiye, with an agreement expected to be signed in the next couple of months.

May 12, 2023

Saudi Arabia, Turkiye could play key role in ending Sudan conflict

While the region’s countries have put aside their militarized foreign policies thanks to the normalization climate that is sweeping the Middle East, the clashes in Sudan have reinforced the militarization of politics there, bringing large-scale instability on to the doorstep of key actors.

April 29, 2023

Turkiye’s perspective on the Saudi Arabia-Iran agreement

The China-brokered agreement between Saudi Arabia and Iran, which was announced on March 10, was positively received by Turkish policymakers in Ankara. Turkiye is one of the countries in the region that closely follows developments between Riyadh and Tehran.

March 24, 2023

History is made by women who oppose oppression, not the regimes that impose it

Pulitzer Prize-winning Harvard historian Laurel Thatcher Ulrich included a phrase in a scholarly article she wrote in 1976 that gained widespread popularity and became one of feminism’s most popular slogans: “Well-behaved women seldom make history.”

December 30, 2022