Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

By starting accession negotiations with Turkey, the EU has be come a stakeholder in the continuation of the political, economic and  social transformation of this country. The negotiation process  will  inevitably  contribute to blurring the lines between domestic and European matters in Turkey. This will be a sign that Turkey’s political developments are  gradually  forming  part of  the  European scene. It is further proof that the destinies of  the EU and Turkey are converging. Be confident that, if  Turkey  works  well,  in harmony and with the participation and  support of all  its citizens, then the EU will be glad to have you as a member  which  strengthens our common house.

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Olli Rehn
Olli Rehn
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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