Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Europe’s democracy is at risk. Forget the threat of terrorism, the rise of nationalism and the migratory patterns of sick birds. The threat is not external, but emerges in the guise of political frustration among Europe’s youngest voters. Marginalised and ignored by institutional politics, technological empowered and politically aware, young people are looking to non-traditional measures to respond and express their issue-based concerns. If European politicians do not react, appease and incorporate the views of young people, they risk losing an opportunity to give political space to those who are potentially the greatest advocates of the ‘European dream’. They also threaten the very basis of Europe’s participative democracy...

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Alexander MacLeod
Alexander MacLeod
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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