Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Dirk Vermeiren experiences Turkey as an energy hub in every sense of the word. But to him it seems as if it is Turkish people themselves that need to be convinced of their own potential. According to Dirk, the discourse in Turkish politics and even amongst ordinary Turks is too much colored by existing frustrations towards internal and external affairs. Dirk challenges Turkey to proach to its problems.

 

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Dirk Vermeiren
Dirk Vermeiren
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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