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Sinem Cengiz
Sinem Cengiz

Sinem Cengiz is a Turkish political analyst based in Athens. Born and lived in Kuwait, Cengiz focuses mainly on issues regarding Middle East and Turkey’s relations with the region. She was also the former diplomatic correspondent for Today’s Zaman newspaper, English daily in Turkey. She is currently researching on Turkish-Saudi relations to complete her MA in International Relations. She can be found on Twitter: @SinemCngz"

Is Turkish military intervention in Syria rational?

We once again find ourselves in a discussion about possible military intervention in Syria with a change in the rules of engagement...

Syrian refugees torn between death and refuge

The difference of opinion among political parties in Turkey regarding the Syrian issue is not only to gain votes...

Turkey’s AKP knocked off the throne, but what next?

On June 7, more than 53 million Turkish voters went to the ballot boxes to cast their votes in one of the most critical elections ...

As elections approach, is Turkey changing tactics?

There are several critics who argue that as the elections approach, the Turkish government has begun to play the war card...

A Turkish-Saudi push against Bashar al-Assad?

Turkish-Saudi cooperation is essential for the interests of both sides as well as for stability in the region...

Turkish-Armenian relations shouldn’t be shaped by the ‘g-word’

The tragic events of 1915 are described differently by Turkey and Armenia...

Turkey, the Vatican and a ‘G-word’ whirlwind

As we approach April 24, the date which marks the centennial of the tragic events of 1915 that led to the mass killings of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire during World War I, several sides have...

How to read Turkey’s stance on the Yemen crisis

Hardly a day passes without a new development in the Middle East. The already complicated picture in the region has even become more challenging with the Saudi led- military operation in Yemen. Backed...