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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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Turkey views new Iraqi government as an opportunity to boost cooperation

After months of political deadlock, intense protests and a growing economic crisis, Iraq finally has a new prime minister. Mustafa Al-Kadhimi is a Shiite political figure who previously led the Iraqi National Intelligence Service for almost four years.

May 16, 2020

Turkey, Greece and France jockey for position in post-war Syria

The deep-rooted political disputes in the Eastern Mediterranean over natural gas, and the ongoing tension between opposing camps in Libya have reignited old rivalries in the region, and are having a considerable effect on the situation in Syria.

May 08, 2020

The coronavirus and another new political party top the Turkish agenda for now

On March 14, 2003, Recep Tayyip Erdogan became Turkey’s prime minister, heading the country’s 59th government as the leader of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP).

March 13, 2020

Why is the 1998 Adana pact between Turkey and Syria back in the news?

The Adana agreement, signed by Turkey and Syria on Oct. 20, 1998, was the most critical issue on the agenda during the meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin on Jan. 23.

January 25, 2019