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Muhittin Ataman

Prof. Dr. Ataman graduated from the Faculty of Political Science in the Department of International Relations at Ankara University. Ataman obtained his MA at Central Oklahoma University and PhD at University of Kentucky between 1996 and 1999. Ataman is currently a faculty member at the Faculty of Political Science in the Department of International Relations at Yıldırım Beyazıt University. Currently, he serves as SETA’s Deputy General Director in Ankara and conducts academic research on Turkish Foreign Policy, the Middle East Politics and the Gulf Politics.

EU’s ambiguous expectations of Turkey

It is necessary for European countries to revise their unilateral policies and abandon their hierarchical and zero-sum approach towards Turkey. They should remember that the two sides are interdependent with one another.

Russia’s to-do list in Syria

If Russia continues the heavy bombardment against civilians, it will damage the future of the projected peace congress in Sochi, which aims to provide a political solution to the Syrian crisis.

US contribution to Syrian mayhem

The U.S. position in Syria can be interpreted from two perspectives, both of which Ankara rejects: Either the U.S. political leadership fails to read the developments on the ground in the Middle East, or it is aware of what it is doing in the region.