Semih Idiz

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Can Erdogan juggle Trump and Putin at the same time?

Tuesday, Apr. 25, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

Erdogan’s expectations from the United States and Russia are high, but his hopes may be misplaced again.

Where does referendum leave Turkey's ties with West?

Tuesday, Apr. 18, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

Experts expect more trouble between Turkey and the United States and Europe in the coming period, but will it lead to a complete breakdown in ties?

A divided Turkey heads for historic referendum

Thursday, Apr. 13, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

Using underhanded tactics, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is campaigning to become Turkey’s sole and unencumbered leader as his supporters say this will make Turkey soar as an economic and political power.

Ankara welcomes US action in Syria, but doubts remain

Tuesday, Apr. 11, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

Opinion in Turkey is divided after Washington’s missile strike on Syria, reflecting a mix of enthusiasm, wishful thinking and realism.

Anger in Ankara over Iraqi Kurdish independence moves

Tuesday, Apr. 4, 2017 | Semih Idiz, Columnist

Given its close ties with the Kurdistan Regional Government, which it needs for economic, political and security interests, Turkey’s objections to Iraqi Kurdish plans remain low key, but a crisis between the sides may nevertheless be looming.

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Semih Idiz is a columnist for Al-Monitor's Turkey Pulse. He is a journalist who has been covering diplomacy and foreign policy issues for major Turkish newspapers for 30 years. His opinion pieces can be followed in the English-language Hurriyet Daily News. His articles have also been published in The Financial Times, The Times of London, Mediterranean Quarterly and Foreign Policy magazine.

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