Talha Köse

Talha Köse

Dr. Talha Köse is a researcher at SETA Foundation. Dr. Köse completed his doctoral studies at the Institute for Conflict Analysis and Resolution (ICAR)-George Mason University in January 2010. Köse’s doctoral research focuses on the transformation of Alevi identity within the post-1980 milieu of Turkey. Köse worked as a research fellow at the Center for Global Islamic Studies at George Mason University (2010). Köse served as a visiting lecturer at George Mason University and University Maastricht (Netherlands). Ethnic-sectarian and identity based conflicts; approaches to inter-cultural reconciliation, community mediation in Turkey, Alevi issues in Turkey, and Conflict Resolution approaches in foreign policy are some of the research interests of Dr. Köse.
Split within NATO will continue unless allies have a shared

Split within NATO will continue unless allies have a shared threat perception

July 13, 2018
The transatlantic alliance, which is at the core of NATO, is crumbling due to Trump’s unwillingness to further invest in European security.
Turkey s presidential and parliamentary elections many winners few losers

Turkey’s presidential and parliamentary elections: many winners, few losers

June 26, 2018
Turkey's elections produced many winners, democracy was one. But also a wide spectrum of ideas representing all of Turkey have found a place inside parliament.
Pompeo's new Iran strategy calls for risky regime change in

Pompeo's new Iran strategy calls for risky regime change in Tehran

May 28, 2018
The Trump administration's new Iran strategy, as highlighted by Pompeo in his first public speech, will negatively affect the lives of ordinary Iranians rather than the ruling elites.
Consequences of Trump's decision to withdraw U S from Iranian

Consequences of Trump's decision to withdraw U.S. from Iranian nuclear deal

May 15, 2018
The U.S.' untrustworthy diplomatic moves, along with the decision to pull out of the landmark nuclear accord with Iran has led to more instability in the Middle East.
Decline of the international order we know

Decline of the international order we know

March 3, 2018
A decline of the existing world order and a lack of cooperation to deal with major security challenges and the fight against terrorism has led to significant problems for Turkey as well in the last several years. Turkey feels abandoned by its NATO allies as well as European counterparts in its efforts to deal with the terror threat and spillover effects of the civil wars in Syria and Iraq.
The Vatican and beyond Europe's new political issues and Turkey

The Vatican and beyond: Europe's new political issues and Turkey

February 9, 2018
Pope Francis, who is known for his humanitarian sensitivities, expressed his gratitude to Erdogan for Turkey's humanitarian aid to more than 3.5 million Syrian refugees in Turkey.
New phase of Turkey's struggle for its security in Syria

New phase of Turkey's struggle for its security in Syria

January 25, 2018
In comparison to its fight against Daesh in Operation Euphrates Shield, Operation Olive Branch is riskier, but both Turkey and the FSA units are technologically, diplomatically and psychologically more ready to confront the YPG in the field this time.
Ankara's efforts to rejuvenate its European diplomacy

Ankara's efforts to rejuvenate its European diplomacy

January 13, 2018
Transatlantic cooperation is experiencing its worst crisis since the World War II due to Trump's indifference to Europe, and Macron seems to be the only option for Europe to restore this cooperation. Turkey's diplomatic efforts with France and Macron are a promising move to keep Turkey within the transatlantic loop.
What's happening in Saudi Arabia

What's happening in Saudi Arabia?

November 7, 2017
It seems that preparations of a new era in Saudi Arabia is underway. To eradicate old structures and systems, powerhouses are being put in order one-by-one. While scholars were the first to be intimidated, now the focus has shifted towards the dynasty, business world, the media and bureaucracy.
Can Turkey benefit from a Strategic Alliance with Russia

Can Turkey benefit from a Strategic Alliance with Russia?

June 28, 2017
Turkey’s relations with the US are expected to stay fragile due to Washington’s insistence on supporting the PKK in Syria. With the EU, Germany will be the determining factor but stagnant relations seem likely to continue until Germany’s federal parliamentary elections. Among these three actors, Russia seems to be the most viable option for a positive structural change in the short run.