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M. Kemal Kaya, Ph.D.

Nonresident Senior Fellow

M. Kemal Kaya is a Nonresident Senior Fellow with the Joint Center's Silk Road Studies Program, and a regular contributor to its biweekly Turkey Analyst. He is a writer and analyst based in Ankara, Turkey. Mr. Kaya served from 2001 to 2010 as Director of the Technical Department of the Turkish Parliament, and before that in senior positions in the Turkish Undersecretariat for Defense Industries. Mr. Kaya holds a Ph.D. in Aeronautical Engineering from Istanbul Technical University.


M. Kemal Kaya, "Will Turkey Be Able to Join the West in Confronting Iran?", Turkey Analyst, 6 February 2012. 

M. Kemal Kaya, "Will the CHP, Turkey’s Main Opposition Party, Ever Become a Relevant Political Alternative?", Turkey Analyst, 29 August 2011.

M. Kemal Kaya, "A Divisive Election in a Polarized Turkey",  13 June 2011.

M. Kemal Kaya, "The Nominations of Candidates for the June General Election: A Choice Between Status Quo and Renewal", Turkey Analyst, 18 April 2011.

Halil M. Karaveli and M. Kemal Kaya, "Wikileaks Scandal Deprives Turkey’s Ruling Party Of Its Cherished American Cover", Turkey Analyst, 6 December 2010.

M. Kemal Kaya and Halil M. Karaveli, "The Prospect of Reformed Kemalists and Kurds Joining Hands Could Challenge the AKP's Hold on Power", Turkey Analyst, 22 November 2010.

Halil M. Karaveli and M. Kemal Kaya, "The Turkish Nationalist Opposition and Its Foreign Policy Views", Turkey Analyst, 29 March 2010.

M. Kemal Kaya and Halil M. Karaveli, "Turkey's Position between Iran and the West is Proving Increasingly Difficult to Sustain", Turkey Analyst, 17 February 2010.

M. Kemal Kaya, " The AKP, Seeking to Reinvent Turkey, is Forced to Tread Carefully", Turkey Analyst23 November 2009.  

Halil M. Karaveli and M. Kemal Kaya, "Islamic Conservative and Nationalist Views on Jews and Israel: Another Convergence of Perceptions?", Turkey Analyst, 9 November 2009.

M. Kemal Kaya, "The "Eastern Dimension" in Turkish Foreign Policy Grows", Turkey Analyst, 12 October 2009.

Svante E. Cornell and M. Kemal Kaya, "Normalizing Turkish-Armenian Ties: Will Davutoglu's Gamble Pay Off?", Turkey Analyst, 14 September 2009.

M. Kemal Kaya, "Turkish Government Evades Confronting Structural Problems", Turkey Analyst, 31 August 2009.

M. Kemal Kaya, "After Putin Visit, Turkish-Russian Ties Set to Develop Further", Turkey Analyst, 17 August 2009.

M. Kemal Kaya and Halil M. Karaveli, "Vision or Illusion? Ahmet Davutoglu's State of Harmony in Regional Relations", Turkey Analyst, 5 June 2009.

M. Kemal Kaya and Svante E. Cornell, "Ankara's Growing Realism on the Nabucco Project", Turkey Analyst, 22 May 2009.

M. Kemal Kaya, "The AKP Reasserts its Conservative Core with Cabinet Reshuffle", Turkey Analyst, 8 May 2009.

M. Kemal Kaya and Halil M. Karaveli, "Local Election Results Reveal a Fractured Turkey", Turkey Analyst, 10 April 2009.