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Turkish-American relations are important not only for the countries themselves but also for the stability and peace in the strategic region where Turkey is located. These relations have to be strenghtened in every area possible. U.S. and Turkey should be very careful to understand each other in dealing with the problems which will inevitably arise during the process. There are sensitivities on both sides which should be approached carefully without being too assertive. Instead of blaming each other for mistakes done in the past, it is absolutely necessary that each country shares the responsibility and looks for solutions acceptable to their public...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Nuzhet Kandemir
Nuzhet Kandemir
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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