Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Pointing out that Western economies have a strong interest in the region’s oil and gas resources, this article points out that current developments in Azerbaijan suggest that energy is being bought at the cost of Western principles and values. In light of recent developments that suggest deterioration of Azerbaijan’s democratic credentials, this article argues that the women in Azerbaijan’s civil society should be supported more in their struggle for democracy. It also makes the point that development aid to Azerbaijan will be more effective if more women are actively involved in economic activities.

 

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CONTRIBUTOR
Kristin Mette
Kristin Mette
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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