Home Soner Cagaptay

Soner Cagaptay

Articles By Soner Cagaptay

Turkey’s Future Role in the ‘Arab Spring’

November 30, 2011

As Egyptians and Tunisians vote to replace ousted despots and the Syrian government teeters on the brink, Turkey’s role in the “Arab Spring” is under scrutiny. Following the collapse of the Ottoman Empire, modern Turkey became a nation state, turning its face to Europe, and abandoning the Middle East. In the last decade, this has […]

Sarkozy’s Policy on Turkey’s E.U. Accession: Bad for France?

November 30, 2007

Anti-Muslim sentiment is on the rise in France. Largely unassimilated and disgruntled, thousands of rioting French Muslims cut a path of destruction throughout the country in 2005, sending shock waves through Paris. France responded to the recent Muslim violence and the alarming rise in Islamic radicalism by electing a harder-line government in May 2007. To […]