Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

It has already been more than a year since the first protests of the Arab Spring sparked a historic series of events, which continue to this day. The people of Tunisia, being the trigger of the Arab Spring, expressed their desire for a better future, deep democracy, respect for fundamental rights and freedoms and a more prosperous life in dignity – for themselves and the future generations. Turkey has been on the side of the Tunisian people all along the “14 January Revolution of Dignity and Freedom” and given full support for democracy… Turkey supported, from the beginning, the movement of social change and democratic transformation initiated in Tunisia and spread in the Arab world, and sided with the people in the region, and will continue to do so...

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Akın Algan
Akın Algan
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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