Bill Park is a senior lecturer in the department of defence studies at Kings College London. He is currently conducting a longer-term study of the three way relationship between Turkey, the United States and the Kurdish Regional Government in Northern Iraq. His books include Turkey's Policy Towards Northern Iraq: Problems and Prospects (Routledge, 2005), and Modern Turkey: People, State and Foreign Policy in a Globalized World (Routledge, 2011)
Turkey’s election: voting to revisit the past?
Expect more Turkish turbulence and drama to come, and for Turkish politics to once again resemble the years preceding 2002.
Turkey has elections, but not democracy
Whatever shortcomings today’s Turkey has, they cannot all be pinned on AKP rule. But democracy and governance are...
Turkey and the Islamic State crisis: everyone's non-ally?
The military success of the Islamic State in Syria and Iraq intensifies questions over Turkey's strategy and...
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaMosul, Maliki and ISIS: the view today from Erbil
It is surely not overly pessimistic to anticipate tension between Kurd and Sunni Arab in the months and years to...
Turkey's struggle: Erdoğan vs Gülen
A series of escalating crises in Turkey is reshaping political alliance and enmities. It also casts a shadow over...
Turkey’s Kurdish policy: sleepwalking to crisis
A mix of inheritance, repression and strategic vacuity is pulling Turkey's leadership into a long-term Kurdish...