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

Ömer Çelik is the Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator of the Republic of Turkey.

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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