Articles by Mehmet Bardakçı

11 2020

The West is worried about Turkey’s drift towards Russia heralding the birth of a new strategic partnership. It needn’t be

Mehmet Bardakçı
Despite the growing accord between Moscow and Ankara, a relationship that has grown ever closer over the past three decades, a new strategic partnership is unlikely to develop in the near future, writes Mehmet Bardakçı, due to significant differences over geostrategic interests, the lack of a mutual social base to the relationship, and the limited capacity of Russia as an economic partner
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Mehmet Bardakçı
Independent Researcher

Mehmet has worked at many universities in Turkey and elsewhere.

He gained a BA in international relations from Bilkent University and a PhD in political science at Duisburg-Essen University.

Mehmet's research interests, on which he has published widely, include Turkish politics and foreign policy, EU politics, and Middle Eastern politics.

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