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The fourth anniversary of the Rose Revolution was marked again by an outburst of civil protest, this time against the very government and president such demonstrations brought to power in November 2003. The author narrates the hardships of the transition process pointing to both successes and fl aws of the current leadership. She calls for a free and fair conduct of the upcoming elections as well as the continued support of the Euro-Atlantic coalition, including the support of strong regional powers such as Turkey, so that Georgia may pass through the rocky road of transition and further consolidate itself as the beacon of democracy in the region.

 

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Keti Tsikhelashivili
Keti Tsikhelashivili
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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