The term “turbulence” is increasingly being used with respect to Turkish domestic and foreign policy as well as developments around Turkey’s neighborhood, ranging from Ukraine to the post-Arab Spring Middle East. Today, the turbulence that Turkey faces might have some repercussions on its neighbors. Turkey’s interests with its Transatlantic Partners may have started to converge more over the past years, revealing Turkey to be more and more on the same page as the U.S. and the EU as their relationships are appearing to be entering in a more positive period.
Before joining Brookings, Kirişci was a professor of international relations and held the Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration in the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğaziçi University in Istanbul. His areas of research interest include EU-Turkish relations, Turkish foreign policy, European integration, asylum, border management, and immigration issues in the European Union, ethnic conflicts, and refugee movements.