Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Due to the market condition of energy resources, we are experiencing heightened competition globally. The reserves of the Caspian region and Russia render the Black Sea an important pasageway. However shipment of oil through the straits with tankers has proven dangerous and projects to bypass them are ongoing. On the other hand additional potential projects are still evolving. At this particular juncture in time, Russia is a critical player in the picture and competition between Russia and the U.S. regarding how future transportation routes will take shape continues.

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Aydın Özü
Aydın Özü
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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