Özden Zeynep Oktav

Özden Zeynep Oktav

Turkey-Saudi Rivalry Conflicting Visions for a Future Middle East

Turkey-Saudi Rivalry: Conflicting Visions for a Future Middle East

August 27, 2019
Anxieties regarding Turkey’s military presence in the north of Syria, its collaboration with Russia and Iran throughout the Astana process and its role of promoting democracy so as to threaten the status quo in the Gulf are only several reasons for the deteriorating relations between Turkey and the GCC, specifically Saudi Arabia, UAE and Bahrain.
US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era A Turkish Perspective

US-Turkey Relations in the Trump Era: A Turkish Perspective

May 22, 2019
Many of the problems in U.S.-Turkey relations are structural. Had Erdogan never come to power, there would still be a strain between the two countries due to the transformations in global politics.