Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

In this article, the author highlights some of the topics central to the debates that took place during the first leg of the two-day TPQ Roundtable marathon organized with the support of the Black Sea Trust for Regional Cooperation. Focusing on the insights provided by the event’s panel discussants, the ar-ticle presents a brief analysis of the potential implications of Turkey’s recent, assertive foreign policies.

 
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Benjamin Katcher
Benjamin Katcher
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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