As Turkish voters head back to the polls on Sunday for a crucial presidential runoff election, where they will choose between an incumbent leader with increasingly authoritarian tendencies and an opposition that promises to restore democracy, three analysts delve into the factors contributing to Erdogan’s enduring political career.

17.05.2023 / 20:37

The weakness exhibited by the opposition in Turkey’s elections on Sunday highlights the firm grip of the Erdogan regime in a country that is progressively distancing itself from its European aspirations.

08.05.2023 / 21:39

Will Kemal Kilicdaroglu become the first leader of the main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) to lead a government in Turkey after Bulent Ecevit? And, if that happens, how will Recep Tayyip Erdogan react? How will he manage an election loss, especially if it’s marginal?

06.05.2023 / 14:42

The fact that consumption in Greece is robust, despite stable salaries and high prices, means that Greeks are using their savings, notes Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) Senior Economist Tim Bulman.

04.05.2023 / 16:38

Whoever can identify the criterion by which the critical mass of the Greek electorate will vote on May 21 will have solved the equation of the ballot, as they will have read the intentions of the pool of undecided voters.

15.03.2023 / 20:05

The European Union has its own issues. It is still however a popular resort for those seeking some form of respite in the wake of the deadly train collision at Tempe. After all, who else would have spent 800 million euros on the Greek railways? We can safely assume no one. 

18.01.2023 / 15:25

The establishment by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) of a research center on Crete monopolized Secretary-General Mathias Cormann’s visit to Athens last week.

04.01.2023 / 15:00

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has hit the 10-month mark. With western backing, Ukraine has staunchly resisted the incursion of Russia, which is caught up in a costly conflict with no clear exit strategy. 

29.12.2022 / 18:47

The Kremlin has put Greece, along with other countries, on its long list of unfriendly countries due to its unwavering support for Ukraine’s existential effort to defend its national sovereignty. However, one more survey – the latest Eurobarometer – confirmed the deep roots of Russian influence in Greece. Deviating significantly from what prevails in the […]

09.12.2022 / 14:33

Greece missed an opportunity to decouple its electricity generation from lignite mining using German investments in photovoltaics due to domestic resistance, Germany’s former energy minister and chief of staff in Angela Merkel’s Chancellery, Peter Altmaier, has told Kathimerini, referring to a mammoth photovoltaics project named Helios promoted in 2012 that was […]

17.11.2022 / 16:05

Brinkmanship over the Aegean is something the Turkish military particularly likes and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan desperately needs the army, says Sinan Ciddi, a Turkish-born, British-educated associate professor of national security studies at the Marine Corps University.

03.11.2022 / 20:10

The Russian-born historian and Wilson E. Schmidt Distinguished Professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies Sergey Radchenko calls on the West to set limits on the escalation of the war in Ukraine. Speaking to Kathimerini, he describes the danger of a direct confrontation between NATO and Russia as […]