Asli Aydintasbas is a senior policy fellow at the European Council on Foreign Relations and a Global Opinions columnist for The Washington Post. She covers Turkish foreign policy, domestic politics, and the regional order in an age of turmoil in the Middle East. She hosted the daily television show "Tark" on CNN from 2013 to 2015.
Ms. Aydintasbas joined ECFR after a lengthy career in journalism which included tenure as a columnist at Cumhuriyet (2016-2018) and Milliyet (2008-2015). In her columns for leading international publications, she examines Turkey's relations with the West, its global positioning, and its domestic evolution. She has written for The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, International Herald Tribune, Forbes, Politico.com, and Newsweek.
Ms. Aydintasbas served as a Washington correspondent and later the Ankara bureau chief for Sabah, one of Turkey's leading newspapers, from 2001 to 2007. She covered the Clinton and Bush Administrations, the United Nations, and the Iraq War from 1997 to 2004 as a Washington and New York correspondent. Ms. Aydintasbas is a graduate of Bates College, where she received the Maung Maung Gyi Award for Excellence in International Relations and holds an M.A. in Journalism and Middle East Studies from New York University. She lives in Istanbul.