Cengiz Çandar


Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan delivers a speech during a rally against terrorism in Strasbourg, France, Oct. 4, 2015.  (photo by REUTERS/Vincent Kessler)

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Does Turkey's Erdogan expect more gain than pain from ditching EU?

Thursday, Mar. 23, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

As the April 16 referendum approaches, Turkey's president is trying to whip his supporters into a frenzy by lashing out at Europe, spewing epithets and pledging to reinstate the death penalty.

Turkey's diplomatic relations with Europe take a nosedive

Sunday, Mar. 12, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is fast ending the European dream following a weekend of serious disputes with the Dutch government over a pro-referendum rally in Rotterdam by Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.

How Erdogan is dragging Merkel down with him

Wednesday, Mar. 8, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

German Chancellor Angela Merkel has given in to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, even after his harsh remarks equating German authorities' practices with those of the Nazis.

Will Erdogan postpone upcoming referendum?

Thursday, Mar. 2, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

The postponement of the constitutional referendum planned for April 16 would not be a surprising outcome.

What's really happening in Syria's al-Bab?

Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017 | Cengiz Çandar, Columnist

Everyone wants to know what's coming next in Syria — but it is hard enough to figure out what is going on right now.

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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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