Public support for the two leading candidates is nearly evenly divided, making it extremely difficult to identify a clear frontrunner
Yegin holds a PhD from İhsan Doğramacı Bilkent University’s Department of Political Science. After studying American politics throughout his MA studies at the University of Cincinnati, Yegin worked at the International Strategic Research Organization (USAK) as a Researcher from 2008 to 2012 and as the Director of the Center for American Studies from 2012 to 2016. His fields of expertise include Turkish foreign policy, Turkey-US relations, American politics, alliances/coalitions, NATO, and the Kurdish issue.
Dr. Matlé explores the consequences of NATO’s new 2022 Strategic Concept for Europe and Germany and weighs in on debates of whether or not German defense policy is experiencing a so-called “Zeitenwende” – or sea change.
In this episode of Fenikspod’s Atlantic Series, Dr. Mehmet Yegin spoke with Dr. Amin Tarzi, Director of Middle East Studies at Marine Corps University, about the protests in Iran, their demographics, rationale, likelihood of success, and impact on the ongoing nuclear negotiations.
The presence of a Turkish-origin senator would instantly elevate Dr. Oz to a pivotal position in Turkish-American relations. It is also true that an actor who comprehends both perspectives can contribute significantly to bilateral relations.
Turkey’s opposition parties have taken important steps to present a united front against Erdogan in next year’s presidential elections. Still, in and of themselves, these measures won’t be enough to secure them an electoral victory in 2023 if they fail to wisely select their presidential...
Meral Aksener’s Good (IYI) Party is the AKP’s greatest competition for the heart of the Turkish right. The Good Party’s recent activism has drawn the ire of both friend and foe.
In her recent interview with FeniksPod, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Afghanistan Naheed Esar points outs that Afghan women were the first to take to the streets against Taliban rule. She notes that women’s resistance will continue, making it more difficult for the Taliban to...
The much-anticipated meeting between US President Joe Biden and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan failed to address even the most pressing issues. For all we know, which isn’t a lot, the leaders will enter into more substantive discussions later. But on what? They didn’t...
Despite his announcements to the contrary, Erdogan knows perfectly well that US-Turkey relations cannot be started anew during his tenure. Therefore, the Turkish president’s goal for this meeting will be to push the breaks on the US’s torment of Ankara.
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