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 Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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