Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) is an Istanbul-based journal aiming to foster original thinking and constructive policy debates on Turkey and its neighborhood. The journal has been published on a quarterly basis since 2002. TPQ focuses on Turkey's broader neighborhood with a global outlook and bridges research with policy-making.

TPQ has a 16-year track record of providing its global audience with balanced, inter-disciplinary, and independent coverage. TPQ engages decision makers, opinion leaders, practitioners, the business community and international investors, members of the media and academia. A list of some of the well-known individuals who have contributed articles or interviews to TPQ can be seen on this page:

Articles range from 2500 to 3500 words, analytical in style and ideally geared at constructive policy recommendations. All the content, articles and information can be accessed at TPQ's website.

TPQ's hardcopy circulation per issue is 3000 copies. Besides subscribers, hardcopy distribution includes university libraries, international think tanks, decision makers and political players, practitioners, and journalists in Europe, the US, Turkey, and neighboring regions.

TPQ has been included in the official packages of participants of NATO, OIC, and IMF summits in Istanbul, and is present with stands at most relevant conferences taking place in Istanbul, including the annual Energy and Economic Forum of the Atlantic Council. In addition to publishing the hardcopy of the journal and providing the content online free of charge, TPQ is included in EBSCO's online research databases, used by millions of subscribers every day. Abbreviated versions of leading TPQ articles are published either in Hürriyet Daily News (HDN) –a daily journal with a million website hits a month, TPQ's media partner. The TPQ team translates (into Turkish) abbreviated versions of selected TPQ articles for reprint in various Turkish daily newspapers,as well as online news portals. TPQ also regularly holds roundtables to further foster discussions – more information about TPQ Roundtables can be seen in this page: 

TPQ  Roundtables  have  been  held  with  distinguished  partners and  corporate  sponsors including  BP  Turkey,  Friedrich  Naumann  Foundation,  MATRA  Fund  of  the  Consulate  General of  the  Kingdom  of  the  Netherlands  in  Istanbul,  the  German  Marshall  Fund  of  the  United States – Black Sea Trust, The Center for Strategic Studies under the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan (SAM), Istanbul Bilgi University, Kadir Has University, and NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division to name some of them. TPQ roundtables  generate  high  interest  among  the  press ,  which  greatly  increases  the  outreach of the events. For a complete list of roundtables to date, please see:

TPQ sustains itself financially through advertisements by corporate sponsors (among which are the leading banks and companies of Turkey), subscriptions, and sales in bookstores in Turkey. The journal also relies on in-kind support and volunteers. In addition, issue-based partnership has been pursued with various organizations such as Atlantic Council (Fall 2018),  The Matra Social Transformation Programme of the Kingdom of the Netherlands (Fall 2017, Winter 2018, Spring 2018, Summer 2018), NATO's Public Diplomacy Division (Summer 2004, Spring 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2011, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2018), the EU Commission (Spring 2006), and the Friedrich Naumann Foundation (Spring 2011, Spring 2012, Winter 2013).

Honorarium is not provided to authors.The journal aspires to trigger policy debate and therefore is not peer reviewed for academic qualifications.