May 16, 2020
Interview with Dobrin Yotov
Президентът Реджеп Ердоган отдавна вече не може да оправдава проблемите на Турция с грешките на предшествениците си. Концентрацията на власт го прави все по-неефективен, а управлението му изглежда се изражда в боричкания между дворцови клики, сочи в интервю за предаването „Събота 150“ един от изявените биографи на турския лидер - Сонер Чааптай от Вашингтонския институт за близкоизточна политика.
May 11, 2020
Interview with Pavlos Papadopoulos
Η αμφιλεγόμενη πορεία του Ερντογάν, μια πορεία που πρέπει να περάσει μέσα από την περιφερειακή αστάθεια και την απειλή της τρομοκρατίας, εκθέτει την Τουρκία σε βαθιές εντάσεις και περαιτέρω βία. Σε αυτή την περίπτωση θα στεφθεί «αυταρχικός σουλτάνος».
Centre for Historical Analysis and Conflict Research
April 24, 2020
In this, the fourth recording of CHACR Take Away Interviews, Dr Ziya Meral interviews Soner Cagaptay about Turkish Foreign policy – covering Turkey’s Middle-East policy, Turkey-Russia relations, Turkey’s view of the Eastern Mediterranean, and President Erdogan’s vision for 2023 (the 100th Anniversary of the Republic).
The New Arab
April 6, 2020
By Paul Iddon
Erdogan's Empire is an excellent evaluation of Turkey's imperial ambitions over the past decade and well-worthwhile reading for anyone who wants to understand what's presently going on in this important country and where it's going.
March 16, 2020
By Simon Waldman
"Cagaptay has authored a highly authoritative and accessible book on Turkish foreign policy. It offers deep insights into Turkey’s role in not just the Middle East but also beyond in central Asia, Africa, the caucus and the historical context of the evolution of Turkey’s foreign policy under Erdogan."
Journal of the Middle East and Africa
March 13, 2020
By Ian Oxnevad
"Soner Cagaptay’s Erdogan’s Empire offers a sober and honest look into Erdogan’s approach to foreign policy. Cagaptay’s work is honest in weaving scholarly analysis with first-hand knowledge of the country and personal accounts and interactions with many of the figures involved."
May 5, 2020
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March 10, 2020
Interview with Vassilis Kostoulas
“Ο Ερντογάν είναι ο πιο ισχυρός πολιτικός στην πρόσφατη ιστορία της Τουρκίας. Ομως σήμερα, δεν αντιπροσωπεύει πλέον την αλλαγή στην Τουρκία.”
March 3, 2020
Interview with Angelos Athanasopoulos
Σονέρ Τσαγκαπτάι εκτιμά ότι η Ρωσία μπορεί να αναδειχθεί σε νέμεση της Τουρκίας, ενώ αναφέρει ότι ακόμη και αν η Αγκυρα δεν κόψει τελείως τις σχέσεις της με τη Δύση, αυτές δεν θα είναι ποτέ ξανά ίδιες.
Bosphorus Review of Books
March 1, 2020
Interview with Luke Frostick
Soner Cagaptay joined Luke to talk about his latest book Erdogan’s Empire; a clear breakdown of the foreign policy of the AKP era, its successes and its failures.
February 28, 2020
Interview with Élie Saikali
L’Orient-Le Jour a interrogé Soner Cagaptay, spécialiste de la Turquie au sein du Washington Institute.
February 9, 2020
January 24, 2020
By Luke Frostick
"In his new book Erdoğan’s Empire, Soner Çağaptay breaks down the geopolitics of the AKP era in forensic detail."
January 19, 2020
Interview with Gareth Smyth
“Erdogan has ideological convictions but is pragmatic. He’s least pragmatic when it comes to relations with Ikhwan."
January 16, 2020
Interview with François de Labarre
Directeur du programme de recherche pour la Turquie au Washington Institute for Near East Policy, Soner Cagabtay décrypte la relation complexe entre Poutine et Erdogan, acteurs clefs en Syrie et en Libye, rivaux ou alliés, amis ou ennemis selon les circonstances.
Cairo Review of Global Affairs
November 19, 2019
By Ross Kimm
"Erdoğan wanted to build a 'neo-Ottoman' empire but missed out on what is strategically most important—real influence in the Middle East."
Harvard Journal of Middle Eastern Politics and Policy
October 25, 2019
Interview with Reilly Barry
"At least some people are reducing Turkey to Erdoğan, viewing the whole country through the Erdoğan lens, which is simplistic...Forgetting the fact that regardless of one’s feelings towards Erdoğan the US is going to need Ankara"
Turkey Book Talk
October 22, 2019
Interview with William Armstrong
"Soner Çağaptay of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy on how Turkey's military incursion into northeast Syria fits into President Erdoğan's broader policies in the Middle East. Çağaptay is author most recently of “Erdogan's Empire: Turkey and the Politics of the Middle East” (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury)."
October 10, 2019
Turkey Syria offensive: Tens of thousands flee homes
Interview with Laura Trevelyan
"Turkey tolerated the United States working with the YPG, which is an offshoot of the PKK, so long as there was an ISIS threat. This changed with the defeat of ISIS."
August 12, 2019
By Kaya Genc
"The Gezi protests and Ankara’s isolation in the Middle East unsettled [Erdogan] who, as the scholar Soner Cagaptay writes in Erdogan’s Empire, 'had been a master of reading the global zeitgeist and responding to it with a public relations executive’s craftiness.”
CHACR Commentary: Franco-Turkish Competition Ascendant
September 23, 2020
Recent press reports according to which Paris claimed the Turkish navy “illuminated” a French vessel off the coast of Libya in June 2020 suggest that the flashpoint to watch inside the NATO Alliance is not Turkey vs. U.S., but Ankara vs. Paris.