Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey is one of the most dynamically developing states of Eurasia. No longer a passive respondent, it is firmly defining its priorities in this huge area while it revises the main directions of its foreign policy. Under the AKP, which came to power in 2002, Turkey has conducted a pragmatic foreign policy aimed exclusively at defending and satisfying the strategic interests of the Turkish state. This article focuses upon aspects of Turkey’s foreign policy as they relate to the current developments in the South Caucasus, particularly through the prism ofTurkey’s relations with the EU and Russia.

 

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Gayane Novikova
Gayane Novikova
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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