Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

There is a populist government in Turkey today. The party in power has been trying to represent divergent interests and ideologies at once, trying to cover the entire political spectrum. Though it may look like a pluralistic approach has been adopted and that democracy has strengthened, a closer observation of how problems are solved and how implementation is carried out demonstrates otherwise. Moreover, Turkey’s foreign policy and security vision has become a factor of domestic policy. Rather than having an integrated approach, a position to every particular foreign policy question that comes up is set according to how it will effect daily domestic affairs.

 

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Haluk Onen
Haluk Onen
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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