Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) has entered an election year and will decide which states are best fi t to be non-permanent members for the 2009-2010 term. Turkey is bidding for a seat in the Western European and Others Group (WEOG) along with Austria and Iceland. With much of the Council’s resources committed to the Middle East, the Council would be wise to bring Turkey into the leadership fold.

 

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Allen Collinsworth
Allen Collinsworth
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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