Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The Armenia-Turkey normalization process which began in 2008 was the most promising development in the South Caucasus for years but its stalling in April 2010 has made the situation there much worse. Although there is a heavy weight of history around the Armenian-Turkish relationship the most important driver for the process was Turkey’s desire to play a greater role in the Caucasus. A revival of the process would actually be in the long-term interest of Azerbaijan and there is still a chance that it can be restarted after the coming Turkish election if certain conditions are met.

 
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Thomas De Waal
Thomas De Waal
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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