Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

In this piece based on his speech at ARI Movement’s 10th Annual International Security Conference, Nirj Deva summarizes the successes of Turkey’s modernization and democratization project, identifies the key areas which make Turkey indispensible to Europe, and finally points to Turkey’s shortcomings in promoting its strengths. Mr Deva also emphasizes that European perception of Turkey is shaped more so by class-related issues than socio-cultural and religious factors.

 

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Nirj Deva
Nirj Deva
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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