Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The Russia-Georgia war, which sent shock waves across Europe, impacted regional geostrategic and energy calculations. Regarding gas policies, it not only increased the political engagement of the EU but also led to a readjustment in the Turkish, Azeri and Turkmen positions. In addition, the global economic crisis a d the fall in oil prices might hamper Russia’s “petroconfidence”, and its assertive policies. Although recent developments seem to have played into the hands of Turkey, it remains to be seen how Turkey’s aspirations to be a key player in global energy will unfold.

 

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Barcin Yinanc
Barcin Yinanc
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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