Turkey

French Syria expert Fabrice Balance on IS, the Kurds and Turkey
French Syria expert Fabrice Balance on IS, the Kurds and Turkey

The recent attack on al-Hasaka prison shows that the Islamic State group (IS) could be staging a comeback. French Syria expert Fabrice Balanche explains the new strategy of IS and how Turkey is trying to take advantage.

Urban Planning in Turkey
Urban Planning in Turkey

Instead of planning new megaprojects, Istanbul’s new administration vows to improve the quality of life and to include its inhabitants in the decision-making process of urban redesign.

Elections and Unification Talks in Cyprus
Elections and Unification Talks in Cyprus

After the October elections in Northern Cyprus, the vision of a federation of Greeks and Turks is off the table. This is the story of how the opportunity to unite the Mediterranean island has been missed.

The White Sea and why it no longer exists
Column by Daniel Gerlach, zenith editor-in-chief: Battle over the Mediterranean

For a long time, the Mediterranean was a battleground exclusively for European and other Western powers. These days it is becoming crowded.

Organisierte Kriminalität in der Türkei
Organised Crime in Turkey

The top dogs of the Turkish underworld can be found at the nexus of the country’s governmental and security elite. Pushing drugs has never been so political.

Corona in der Türkei und Iran
Iran and Turkey and the Corona Pandemic

Semi-authoritarian regimes throughout the Middle East are looking for ways to combine the fight against coronavirus, populism and crisis management – and to weaken their opponents. To that end, Iran and Turkey are treading a similar path.