Cengiz Çandar

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives to greet European Council President Donald Tusk (not pictured) before a meeting at the European Council in Brussels, Belgium, May 25, 2017.  (photo by REUTERS/Olivier Hoslet)

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New clashes likely between Turkey, Europe

Friday, Jun. 23, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

Controversy follows Turkey's president wherever he goes. Next stop: Europe.

Kurdish independence in Iraq will take more than a referendum

Tuesday, Jun. 13, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

The Kurdistan Regional Government has its work cut out for it to achieve an independent Kurdistan, as its plans would require the cooperation of some unlikely players.

German troops poised to leave Turkey for Jordan

Wednesday, Jun. 7, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan might have miscalculated the patience of Western leaders who adopted an “appeasement” policy regarding Turkey.

Erdogan consolidates control over AKP

Thursday, May. 25, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

The current wide-ranging purges carried out under Turkey's emergency rule might one day spread to the ruling Justice and Development Party.

Erdogan-Trump: The most unsuccessful Washington visit ever

Wednesday, May. 17, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

History will record Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s recent visit to Washington as the most unsuccessful presidential visit ever to Washington.

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Cengiz Candar is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse. A journalist since 1976, he is the author of seven books in the Turkish language, mainly on Middle East issues, including the best-seller Mesopotamia Express: A Journey in History. Currently, he is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at the Stockholm University Institute of Turkish Studies (SUITS). On Twitter: @cengizcandar

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