In CrisisAlerts, Clingendael researchers look at a crisis shaping Europe's foreign policy and security agenda. In three pieces, different facets of Europe's tense relationship with Turkey are explored. The first CrisisAlert focuses on the relationship between Turkey and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO). Dick Zandee discusses Turkey’s position within the Alliance, and what deteriorating US-Turkey relations could mean for European security.
The second CrisisAlert looks at the European Union (EU) and Turkey. A strong relationship is necessary to enable productive cooperation on migration, counter-terrorism, and energy, but this has been complicated by concerns over human rights violations and an autocratic trend in President Erdogan’s policies. Rem Korteweg draws conclusions on the way forward.
The third CrisisAlert is written by Ana Uzelac and focuses on Turkish diaspora communities in Europe. This CrisisAlert looks at the way in which Turkish government policies influence the Turkish diaspora in Europe and explores what this means for broader Turkish-European relations.
Through the CrisisAlerts series, Clingendael aims to contribute to a broader understanding of today's complex crises.