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Turkey is the center of international attention once again for a host of reasons which have to do with her geo-strategic location, and the unique fact that she has a secular parliamentary democracy despite being a predominantly Islamic country. The landslide victory by the “Islamists” in the November elections merely heightened this interest, leading many to question what the “Justice and Development Party’s foreign policy priorities would be. It did not take long before it became apparent that this party was not going to align with people’s prejudices. The party’s leaders, on the other hand, received a crash course on the realities facing those in power.

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Foreword Following the violent dissolution of the former Yugoslavia in the 1990s, there had been a shared sense of hope for a more peaceful future for the European continent. Unfortunately, this comfortability disappeared after Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered his troops to march against the Ukrainian forces throughout the border on 24 February 2022. This marked a turning point not only for the...
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