Latest from Asli Aydintasbas

Turkey will drive a hard bargain. Here’s how the Biden team can react.

There's one area where positive momentum in Turkish-U.S. ties can happen.
  • Jan 28, 2021

Trump lost Turkey. Here’s how Biden could restore the crucial relationship.

Without Trump’s reckless diplomacy, Turkey would not have so deviated from the West.
  • Dec 15, 2020

The departure of Erdogan’s son-in-law is a family drama, not a ray of hope

While Erdogan’s son-in-law may ultimately emerge as the scapegoat of Turkey’s economic decline, in reality, he was only enacting the Turkish leader's vision.
  • Nov 10, 2020

A second Trump term would sabotage struggling democracies — and U.S. leadership

The man who coined the term “Make America Great Again” has seen the unraveling of U.S. power across alliances.
  • Oct 28, 2020

A conflict could be brewing in the eastern Mediterranean. Here’s how to stop it.

Europeans need to recognize that recent conflict in the "East Med" cannot be addressed in isolation.
  • Sep 17, 2020

Trump has accommodated Turkey and Erdogan. If he wins, Biden should seek a balance.

What Washington really needs with Turkey is a policy that addresses both U.S. interests and values.
  • Aug 21, 2020

Why Istanbul’s historic Hagia Sophia could be in a fight against time

Turkey will be immeasurably poorer if that heritage is lost.
  • Jun 24, 2020

A message from Turkey: Americans, the counterrevolution might be around the corner

I bring up Gezi protests in Istanbul as a warning to my American friends: The tide of public opinion can turn fast.
  • Jun 5, 2020

The coronavirus is exposing the flaws of Erdogan’s strongman rule

When one man’s will replaces all institutional policy-making, inevitably there are mistakes.
  • Mar 31, 2020

Erdogan has made terrible mistakes, but it’s time for the West to help Turkey in Syria

An unfolding humanitarian crisis has become a full-blown conflict, with the terrible consequences of the West’s unwise decision to turn a blind eye.
  • Mar 4, 2020