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 TPQ’s Summer 2018 issue marks the 11th annual edition that we are publishing with the support of NATO’s Public Diplomacy Division. This long-standing partnership has helped TPQ in its efforts to feature nuanced and diverse opinions on the security policy challenges facing Turkey, the region, and the transatlantic community. Over the years, we have had the privilege of bringing the...
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