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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CONTRIBUTOR
Alexander MacLeod
Alexander MacLeod
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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