Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Over the decades, the Turkish-American relationship has transcended the limits of a political and military alliance, evolving into a strategic partnership that comprises not only political but also economic, cultural, and social spheres. The vision of a model partnership takes the Turkish-American relationship a step further than ever before. It envisages close cooperation between a secular and predominantly Muslim nation that has multiple regional identities and a Western superpower with global standing. We believe that Turkey’s relations with other global actors are complementary. Our relations with the United States and the EU complement our presence in Eurasia and the Middle East and are not mutually exclusive.

 
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Namık Tan
Namık Tan
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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