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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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Full steam ahead for railway diplomacy

Several states have begun to employ unconventional means of conducting their relations with each other and improving their international image, such as sports diplomacy, climate diplomacy, and virtual diplomacy.

September 23, 2022

Security issues are latest test of Turkish-Iraqi relations

Geography is the first principle that cannot be changed in international relations, and Turkey, Iraq and Iran remain central to each other’s strategic calculations in the region they share, with the nature of their relationship continuing to affect regional balances.

July 30, 2022

A new diplomatic role for Turkey

Ankara hosted two important foreign guests on consecutive days last week.

June 24, 2022

Turkey navigates between Scylla and Charybdis

As tension escalates between Iran and Greece, two of Turkey’s neighbors with whom it is at odds on several issues, Ankara is navigating between Scylla and Charybdis — the two maritime hazards in Greek mythology that both brought disaster.

June 03, 2022