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This article will be an overview of the current debates about NATO in general that are held in Turkish media. Especially after September 2009, relations between NATO and Turkey have entered a new era because of the "new" foreign policy of Turkey under the AKP government, Obama’s new strategy for Afghanistan and due to the ‘new’ structuring inside the NATO with the "New Strategic Concept’" This article will focus on the most heated topics about NATO in Turkish media and how they are discussed. However it also aims to display that there are a lot of deficiencies and missing points in these discussions which makes them non-exhaustive. For instance, it will be seen that the discussions in Turkey are emotional in the sense that NATO is deemed to be full of symbols and meanings that there is always something more than its image, rather than seeing just as an international institution.

 

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Nazife Ece
Nazife Ece
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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