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Rebalancing Turkey’s Foreign Policy

More nationalist discourses started to dominate multilateralist voices and security diplomacy started to become more central actors to Turkey’s foreign policy making since both the Turkish public and Turkish decision makers are getting increasingly disappointed by the US and EU’s indifference to its security concerns.

DAESH after Mosul

For DAESH’s administrative structure – currently three levels of governance dealing with central organization, inner and outer peripheries – losing Mosul might sever the internal ties necessary for maintaining a hierarchical chain of command.

The End of the Turkish-American ‘Alliance’ after the Failed Coup?

Second, and more critically for Turkish-American relations, there is also a broad agreement, including both right and left wing, conservative and secular journalists in Turkey, that the Gülenists were cultivated and nurtured by the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) during the Cold War, both as a staunchly anti-Soviet and pro-American movement, and as an instrument with which to discipline the Turkish state and society while constructing a new kind of “moderate Islam.