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 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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