Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The recent claims that Turkey pursues a policy of Neo-Ottomanism are unfounded and misleading. Turkey’s involvement in regional tensions and conflicts is merely aimed at contributing to solutions and providing assistance to foster peace and stability in its surroundings. Furthermore, Turkey, as a society comprised of communities with different ethnicities and cultures, benefits from the experience of multiculturalism and therefore has the capacity to provide fair and rational guidance to its neighbors in their internal affairs, as well as their bilateral relations with each other.

 

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Ömer Çelik
Ömer Çelik
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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