Soner Cagaptay

Soner Cagaptay is the Beyer Family Fellowand director of the Turkish Research Program at The Washington Institute.

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Sustaining U.S. and Turkish assistance to the Syrian Kurds is crucial to blocking ISIS and stemming Russian influence, as is resolving Ankara's Kurdish problems at home

Opinion Articles

The recent collapse of coalition government talks between the Justice and Development Party (AKP) and Republican People's Party (CHP) has increased the chances for early elections in Turkey

Opinion Articles

Erdogan seems intent on forcing early elections by goading the PKK into further violence, but the liberal-Kurdish HDP could trump that plan by remaining committed to peace.

Opinion Articles

Among many distinctions, the former leader had a sharp mind and wit, and a passion for U.S.-Turkish ties.

Opinion Articles

The outcome has dealt a blow to the AKP's longstanding dominance and Erdogan's goal of implementing a presidential system, with potential implications for the economy, Syria policy

Opinion Articles

One of the key dynamics emerging in the buildup to Turkey's June 7 election is the anticipated record number of Alevis set to enter parliament, mostly from the opposition Republican People's Party

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