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This paper looks at the significance of Istanbul as host of the October Governors’ meeting of the World Bank Group. This meeting in part reflects Istanbul’s growing importance as a global financial node but also suggests a shifting balance of power towards emerging markets. Istanbul will be an occasion to consider the interdependence of global finance much in the way that December’s summit on climate change in Copenhagen will consider the issue of shared responsibility for environmental concerns. The message of the Istanbul meeting should be that is in their own interests for the more developed world to listen to those nations least capable of coping with the aftermath of recession.

 

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Suzan Sabancı Dincer
Suzan Sabancı Dincer
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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