Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The Jasmine revolution was quick and clean. Now Tunisia faces an important transition period and counts on its traditional allies and friends for political, economic, and logistical support. Turkey, as a country with regional ambitions and an important trade partner, needs to learn more about Tunisian dynamics. Tunisians expect more from Turkey. Of course the burden is mostly on the shoulders of Tunisians themselves. Tunisians have no right to fail the transition to democracy and will hopefully remember the martyrs, starting with Bouazizi, as they shape a new future for the country.

 
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Mahmoud El-May
Mahmoud El-May
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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