Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

A successful democratic transition requires not merely the change of elites at the helm of the state, but also a dismantlement of the authoritarian structures, establishment of democratic checks and balances, free media, effective political alternatives and building up of tolerance towards individual cultural and lifestyle choices of even those do not conform to the preferences of the majority. And herein lies the snag with the “Turkish model.”

 

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Eldar Mamedov and Viktor Makarov
Eldar Mamedov and Viktor Makarov
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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