Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey with its unique attributes of geography, capable leadership, a swath of turkophone, recently independent countries at its door step, a long lasting special  rst ever Muslim member, is de member in this new international global governance architecture.  Its muchdebated and much-disputed experiment of a multilateral foreign policy, meant to exploit its newfound strategic depth, is proving adequately successful to allow this set of policies to continue.  However Turkey is also discovering that the new window to the world, ‘Global Governance’ is also a two-way street.  The more it uses global governance to look outward through it and change the world to its own best interests, the same happens with other world players, new and old.  Global Governance is the window through which they also acquire the legitimacy to affect Turkey itself to best suit their own visions of the new Global Architecture and power aspirations.  It is a ts presented are immense, long-lasting and perhaps worth a metamorphosis.

 

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George Stavri
George Stavri
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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