Hüseyin Bağcı

Turkey

Professor and Chair, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University in Ankara (since 1992); Deputy Director, Foreign Policy Institute, Ankara; Guest Professor, Humboldt University in Berlin.



TV and radio commentator and syndicated columnist, The New Anatolian newspaper (Ankara); Member, IISS (London) and Center for European Policy Studies (Brussels).

Previous positions: Associate Member and Researcher, Foreign Policy Institute, Ankara (1988); Assistant Professor, Department of International Relations, Middle East Technical University (1988); Deputy Director for Strategic Studies, Foreign Policy Institute, Ankara (1989); Reserve officer, Turkish National Defense Ministry’s General Plans and Principles Department (1990–1991); Visiting Professor, Bonn University and La Sapienza University in Rome (2007); Visiting Professor, Lublin University (2008); Guest Researcher, German Society for Foreign Affairs (DGAP), Bonn; Senior Fellow, Center for European Integration Studies (ZEI), Bonn.

Authored numerous articles and several books on Turkish foreign policy and Turkish-German relations.

Materials

Murder of the Russian Ambassador: More Questions to Turkish Security Forces
20.12.2016
For the first time a Russian diplomat is killed on Turkish soil. It is a new and tragic event in our shared history. For the first time a high-ranking Russian diplomat murder happened in Ankara and,
A New Page in Russian-Turkish Relations?
11.08.2016
The talks between Erdogan and Putin herald a new era in Russian-Turkish relations, as Turks now see Russia as a true friend and admire Russia’s motion to support the Turkish President in the midst of

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Gulen and Erdogan: After the Failed Coup, a Fight for Power
25.07.2016
The ongoing conflict between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and preacher Fethullah Gulen is more about power than ideology, according to Huseyin Bagci, Professor at the Department of

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Erdogan's "Great U-Turn’’
15.07.2016
Erdogan proved that he is a great tactician, even more interest-oriented than Kissinger or even Machiavelli. Erdogan used the same real-politik as Kissinger.

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Can Turkey Become an Honest Mediator in the Middle East, Again?
25.04.2016
Turkey has lost its opportunity to become the force for conflict resolution in the region.
Nagorno-Karabakh Crisis: No Compromise Yet
04.04.2016
Would Azerbaijan and Armenia start a war soon or would it be just a border clash? Maybe this conflict would create a new environment where Russia and Turkey could talk to each other.

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Valdai Paper #37: Strategic Depth in Syria - From the Beginning to Russian…
07.12.2015
Valdai paper written by Professor Hüseyin Bağci is devoted to the strategy of Turkey in the Syrian conflict.

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Plans and Prospects for Recep Tayyip Erdogan
08.09.2015
Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who is considered one of Turkey’s strongest prime ministers, has announced early parliamentary elections in the country on November 1. The Justice and Development Party

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ISIS Terrorists Are the Main Threat Today
04.08.2015
The whole world is not fighting ISIS. If it did so, there would be no ISIS. Iraq will remain divided and Turkey will remain worried about the integrity of its territory. Unfortunately, the fight

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Turkey After Elections
16.06.2015
After 12 years of rule, the Justice and Development Party (AKP), still the strongest party, will not be able to form a government. Prime minister Davutoglu did not exhibit the same amount of

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Turkey-Russia Relations: A Partnership of Trust, Despite Some Differences
16.12.2013
Turkey and Russia are natural players in Middle East developments in a historical context, and both countries continue to play their roles. But there will be no political unity between the two

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Vladimir Putin’s Visit to Turkey to Restore Mutual Trust
30.11.2012
The Turkish-Russian relations experienced a very dramatic, positive change in the last ten years, going up to a very high level of trade, tourism and even political relations. The main problem at the

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