Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

Turkey's multilateral and independent policies vis-à-vis its neighbors represent  the key component  to a new strategy  for dealing with its own internal and  external regional change. The deepening of relations through greater  economic  cooperation, regional  assistance, and promotion of democratic institutions  throughout  the  Middle East , Black Sea,  and in  the  Turkic  republics of Central Asia  demonstrate a new found confidence  in Turkey 's   role in the world as a  versatile multiregional actor. No longer confined  to being simply a Western geostrategic  "bridge"  or "barrier, "Turkey represents an exemplary model  of a Muslim-majority,  secular,  and democraticnation within  this new  geopolitical environment.
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Jashua W. Walker
Jashua W. Walker
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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