Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

As the Former NATO Senior Civilian Representative for Afghanistan, Hikmet Çetin clarifies NATO’s role in Afghanistan. He describes the social and economic problems that are intertwined with the security challenges and highlights the ongoing collaboration with the Afghan government, neighboring countries and NATO Partners in this complex effort. Çetin shares his insights as to how misperceptions about NATO’s mission can be overcome and concludes by underlining that NATO will remain on the ground until self sustaining local security structures are established...

 

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Hikmet Çetin
Hikmet Çetin
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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