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The Government needs to inform and educate the Turkish electorate on what the new NATO is, on what it can and cannot do. NATO remains firmly with Turkey in combating terrorism and has a lot of understanding for Turkish security interests. The Turkish government should also continue its efforts to motivate and inform the public about the benefits of pursuing full EU membership. It must also move ahead with reform. The Alliance and Europe need a capable, reform-oriented and internationally active Turkey.

 

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Stefanie Babst
Stefanie Babst
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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