Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The European Union is a movement for all of Europe, even if not all European countries plan to join it. Europeanicity is one of the main criteria for joining and something one might call the “European spirit” has been its driving force for several generations. So what is really meant when we talk about Europe is not simply a geographical area, nor even,  a cultural entity where countries share cultural values, but about an active living Europe which is a forum for constant interplay between its members. It is for this very reason that we cannot see Europe simply in terms of Christian tradition...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Özdem Sanberk
Özdem Sanberk
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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