Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

The resounding rejection of the European Union’s Constitution in France and the Netherlands, its consequences, and Europe’s changing political landscape will have implications for Turkey’s prospects of eventual EU membership and its start of negotiation talks in October. Turkey faces significant domestic challenges as several critical issues remain unresolved. Facing sizeable criticism of nationalist and Islamist fractions, the Turkish government may find little space to maneuver while pursuing further transformation.
CONTRIBUTOR
Özlem Yeşilkaya
Özlem Yeşilkaya
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...
STAY CONNECTED
SIGN UP FOR NEWSLETTER
TWEETS
FACEBOOK
PARTNERS