Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Today a country seeking to fill the U.S.’ position has to have great influence, tremendous resources, a universal ideology and strong political will in order to succeed. The EU may be a regional power that is influential over Eurasia, yet in order to speak of the EU as a superpower, one has to qualify whether the EU displays an enormous economic-financial-industrial might, influential political leadership, and a military in possession of insurmountable technological capabilities. 

 

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Ümit Kurt
Ümit Kurt
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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