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The lack of trust of Turkey is the main obstacle to both the solution of the Cyprus Problem and Turkey’s eventual accession to the EU. The author proposes “good will” steps Turkey can take in order to diffuse the worries, which, whether justified or not, mortgage Turkey’s future...Please click here to read the text in full.


 

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George Vassilou
George Vassilou
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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