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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 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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