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.
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Özlem Yeşilkaya
Özlem Yeşilkaya
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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