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Hugh Pope

Hugh Pope

Hugh Pope is the deputy director of the International Crisis Group’s Europe and Central Asia Program, and the author of Turkey Unveiled: a History of Modern Turkey, Sons of the Conquerors: the Rise of the Turkic World, and Dining with al-Qaeda: Three Decades Exploring the Many Worlds of the Middle East.

That’s Turkey for You

The juggling balls of Turkish punditry soar into the air from the first pages of The Assassin from Apricot City: …

New Hope for Cyprus

As a new round of talks started on February 11, 2014 between Nicos Anastasiades and Derviş Eroğlu—respectively the leaders of …

A Way out of the Labyrinth

Israel is quietly challenging Turkey and Cyprus to make a choice: work together to develop Israel’s share of the East …

Keep Bridging the Gap

Three weeks of unrest in Turkey have left five people dead, injured many others, and forced thousands more to seek …

The Best-Laid Plans

Syria’s catastrophe is increasingly leaping over the border of its northern neighbor, Turkey, igniting a whole new set of challenges …

EU Romance Rekindled

The translucent white marble stairs and cream gilt and stucco ceilings of the ceremonial hall of Ankara’s new presidential palace …

PKK–Ankara Talks Resume

A welcome new opportunity has opened up to settle the thirty-year conflict between the Turkish state and the Kurdistan Workers’ …