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Once called the “Model Partnership,” the Turkey-U.S. relations were in a semi-crises mode by the time the Arab Spring began in the early months of 2011. Much of the initial optimism that was created following the mesmerizing bilateral visit by President Obama to Turkey was dented significantly by disagreements over various regional and conceptual issues between the two countries later on. By the beginning of 2011, the uprisings across the greater Middle East have not only challenged those states at where they took place but also others who have vast interests in the region, such as Turkey and the U.S. –whose bilateral ties were also impacted as a result. 

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Foreword How much time is twenty years? Long enough to inspire, or short enough to be unnoticeable? Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) was published for the first time in February 2002. We are celebrating its 20th anniversary with this issue. While much has changed since then, we believe the values that guide TPQ are as relevant and important as ever. There was then and there is now a chance for us all to...
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