Monthly Archive: June 2021

(Very) small steps in Turkey-EU relations

Relations with Turkey were discussed at the June 24 session of the European Council in accordance with the March European Council Conclusions of the European Union, but judging by the results, very little headway...

Biden uses Soviet negotiation strategy

During the last decade before the fall of the Soviet Union, I served as a foreign service officer in Moscow. Every western diplomat that negotiated with Soviet counterparts knew their negotiation attitude could be...

Making sense of Boğaziçi University protests

Since the first days of 2021, protests and peaceful resistance of Boğaziçi University (BU) faculty triggered by an overnight and unexpected appointment of a rector by the President of the Republic has occasionally occupied...