Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

In the period after the Cold War when the concept of geopolitics was redefined within the framework of new dynamics, new opportunities and horizons arose for Turkey. Turkey has accordingly taken on new responsibilities in world politics. With the collapse of the Warsaw Pact, Turkey ceased to be in the position of a flank country of the North Atlantic Alliance and instead was positioned in the center of the Eurasian belt connecting Europe to Asia, and thus gained a greater role and importance.

 

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Vecdi Gönül
Vecdi Gönül
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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