Mehmet Enes Beşer

Mehmet Enes Beşer

Mehmet Enes Beşer completed his BA in Sociology at Bogazici University. He is the Director of the Bosphorus Center for Asian Studies (Boğaziçi Asya Araştırmaları Merkezi), a leading international think tank which focuses on the Asia-Pacific Region.
Chinese Foreign Direct Investments threaten the Independence of EU States

Chinese Foreign Direct Investments threaten the Independence of EU States

March 13, 2019
Although China-led foreign investment in various sectors contributes positively to employment and development, it can be observed that China’s growing ambitions in strategic areas like ports, airports, railways, and telecommunication, poses great threats in the long-term.
China's Zouchuqu Policy and Turkey-Pakistan Economic Relations

China's Zouchuqu Policy and Turkey-Pakistan Economic Relations

January 29, 2019
Urging Turkish investors to start working from now to benefit from the immense opportunities that will come from the China-led Belt and Road Initiative (BRI), Pakistan's PM stated that it will connect those parts of the world that have had less connectivity and that BRI and CPEC are important opportunities for Turkey-Pakistan relations.
Protectionism Trade Wars and Trump's Political Motives

Protectionism, Trade Wars and Trump's Political Motives

September 19, 2018
Triggered by various motives, Trump’s protectionist policies against Mexico, Canada, China, the EU, and Turkey, hurts the conventional political economy of the U.S. based on the global free market regime.
The EU-Africa Summit Africa Deserves Better

The EU-Africa Summit: Africa Deserves Better

January 2, 2018
Summarized in President Erdogan’s words, – “Many people in the world associate the African continent with extreme poverty, violent conflict and a general state of hopelessness. The people of Turkey have a different view. We believe Africa deserves better.”
EU-Turkey Deal A Dead-Duck

EU-Turkey Deal: A Dead-Duck

November 28, 2017
If the EU insists upon the revision of Turkey’s anti-terror laws, while the country is fighting against terror groups such FETO, DAESH and the PKK/PYD, it will not be surprising to see a cancelation of the readmission agreement between Turkey and the EU.