Dr. Can Kasapoğlu

Dr. Can Kasapoğlu

Dr. Can Kasapoğlu, who holds a Ph.D. from the Strategic Research Institute at the Turkish War College, was a visiting post-doctoral researcher at the Begin-Sadat Center for Strategic Studies in 2011-2012.

The Cold War Between Turkey and Iran

| June 11, 2012

Syria and Iraq have become battlefields on influence between Turkey and Iran. In Syria, a proxy war is underway, with Iran supplying weapons to its Alawite client and Turkey actively arming the opposition. In Iraq, Turkey and Iran vie for political influence along Sunni-Shiite fault lines.

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Is Turkey Getting Dragged Into War With Syria?

| April 18, 2012

As the turmoil in Syria continues and the security environment of Turkey worsens, two factors might lead to unilateral Turkish military intervention in Syria: a refugee crisis that forces Ankara to establish a buffer zone within Syrian territory, or defensive military measures needed to stop PKK terrorism.

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Might the Turkish Military Intervene in Syria?

| February 8, 2012

With Russia and China vetoing a UNSC resolution seeking an end to the violent repression in Syria, there are almost no options left for a negotiated end to the crisis. This may bring Turkey to consider military intervention in Syria.

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