In this article for the Deutsche Welle Turkish, EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek analyses President Erdogan’s recent meetings with the EU leaders in Brussels. This article is in Turkish and can be read here. Demir Murat Seyrek was also interviewed live on Facebook on the same topic. It is in Turkish and can
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DW (Turkey)May 2, 2017
In this article for the Deutsche Welle Turkish, EFD Senior Fellow Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek explains how the EU is trying to find a balanced policy without closing door on Turkey.
News ADN Kronos InternationalApril 14, 2017
n this article for Aki- Adn Kronos Interantional, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek explains why the Turkish Constitutional referendum may lead to a ‘total change of the Turkish political system with grave consequences for democracy (..)”.
Deutsche Welle Türkçe (Turkey)March 15, 2017
In this article for the Deutsche Welle Türkçe, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the consequences on EU-Turkey relations regarding the constitutional referendum to be voted on 16 April.
Euronews (Belgium)March 13, 2017
In this contribution for Euronews, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the challenges that Turkey faces in regards to the constitutional referendum to be voted on 16 April.
DW Türkçe (Germany)January 25, 2017
In this contribution for DW (Türkçe), EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek discusses the EU’s radio silence following constitutional changes in Turkey.
European Policy CentreJanuary 24, 2017
On 21 January, the Turkish Parliament adopted a controversial 18-article constitutional amendment package aimed at transforming Turkey from a parliamentary governance system to an executive presidency.
SkyNews (UK)January 1, 2017
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by SkyNews on the horrific attack that occurred at the Istanbul night club ‘Reina’, leaving 39 people dead and many more injured.
European Policy Centre (Brussels)December 8, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr. Demir Murat Seyrek and EPC Policy Analyst Amanda Paul have issued a commentary on the recent developments on EU-Turkey relations.
In this article for Deutsche Welle, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek challenges the EU’s sincerity with regards to addressing the democratic problems Turkey faces and raises the question of why negotiation chapters 23 (judiciary and fundamental rights) and 24 (justice, freedom and security) of the accession talks are currently still blocked.
BBC News (UK)November 22, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek is mentioned by BBC News on the latest developments of the Turkey-Eu relations.
EUobserver (Brussels)November 16, 2016
In an Op-Ed published by EUobserver, EFD Senior Policy Advisor Dr Demir Murat Seyrek and EPC Senior Policy Analyst Amanda Paul suggest a number of reasons why they advise the EU not to suspend talks with Turkey.
Deutsche Welle (Germany)November 1, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek writes for Deutsche Welle on the negotiation process regarding visa liberalisation between Turkey and the EU, after a deadline for the implementation of visa liberalisation has passed at the end of October.
Aki-Adnkronos InternationalOctober 11, 2016
EFD Senior Policy Advisor Demir Murat Seyrek is interviewed by Aki-Adnkronos International on the threat that the Syrian Democratic Union Party poses to Anakara.