Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Currently, the U.S. is the sole superpower and 9/11 has created a new global struggle, defined by the U.S., in which freedom and democracy confront dictatorship and terror. Taking this environment as a given, the author believes Turkey should have made it a priority to be a reliable partner to the U.S. in the past few years and questions the capability of the current government. The author also underlines the value of Turkey's relationship with Israel and puts public opinion in perspective, explaining that many of the sentiments today are conjectural, suggesting that the public can be led to conceive the changes taking place with more clarity and vision. Taking change as an inevitable factor in today’s world, Kesici argues that Turkey is well positioned to play an active role in the Greater Middle East initiative of the U.S...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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İlhan Kesici
İlhan Kesici
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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