Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This article shares the author’s observations about the Black Sea region at large and discusses thecurrent status and future potential of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC).Several arguments are put forth regarding the internal and external failures of BSEC and improvementsare recommended. The relationship between BSEC and the EU is analyzed in light of changing regionaland global realities. Political issues, it is argued, should also be included in the scope of this Organization.Various purely political issues are the greatest impediment and barrier to BSEC’s designated role topromote sustainable economic development among its member states...Please click here to read the text in full

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Tedo Japaridze
Tedo Japaridze
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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