Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This paper analyzes Turkish foreign policy activism in recent years with reference to transformations at global, regional and societal levels. By dint of these changes, the paper argues that Turkey has become more able to pursue a value-based foreign policywhich prioritizes values over interests. Focusing on a set of policy issues, the paper also makes an assessment of sustainability of value-based Turkish foreign policy in a realist world order.

 

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Yunus Yılmaz
Yunus Yılmaz
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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