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 This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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