Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The current security environment is defined with uncertainty. The risks are increased and threats are varied. NATO needs not only new 21st century capabilities but also new ways of thinking and working. It must be the primary forum for strategic debate among the allies; and in doing so, it must be remembered that building contacts with countries within and beyond Euro- Atlantic area and stronger relationships with all international organizations are more important than ever today. Turkey has proximity to many of the partner countries and supports the Partnership Policy of NATO. Turkey also believes that the enlargement of the Alliance contributes to the consolidation of security and stability in the whole Euro-Atlantic area. For this reason, we support the accession of new members. 

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İsmet Yılmaz
İsmet 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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