Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The UN and the WTO were each the brainchild of one ideal: The ideal of building a peaceful liberal world order. Establishing the rule of law in international relations and openness are indispensable elements of this new world order. By providing a rules-based system for international trade, and by increasing the openness of its Members’ economies, the WTO contributes to the realization of this ideal.  ll this function without the commitment of its Member States. Good international citizens are those who support the Organization in its objectives. Good citizens are those who pursue open policies, and who actively and constructively participate in the legislative, executive and judicial functions of the Organization. Through its increasingly open trade regime, full commitment to the Doha Development Agenda negotiations, and its respect for, and contribution to the decisions of WTO judicial organs, Turkey is increasingly ful towards the international society as a good international citizen.

 

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Mehmer Karli
Mehmer Karli
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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