A Divided Europe and Turkey

Hesitant behavior displayed by European countries with regard to the terror groups that target Turkey illustrates the fact that they can still take sides against Ankara and side with the YPG and the PKK during the Afrin operation.

Turkey and EU to get closer in 2018

Following Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to France and Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu’s visit to Germany, Turkey-EU relations are expected to gain momentum in 2018.

Ankara’s efforts to rejuvenate its European diplomacy

While it is crucial for Turkey to keep positive bilateral relations with key European countries without abandoning the EU membership process, it is also imperative for the EU to keep Turkey as a partner in critical strategic areas such as energy, security and migration.

Turkey’s rapprochement with France, Germany

Regardless of efforts to contain and isolate Ankara, it is an undeniable fact that Turkey, under the leadership of Erdogan, has been taking advantage of new opportunities to expand its sphere of influence.