Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The terrorist challenge as illustrated by the September 11 tragedy was new, both in its dimensions and by reason of the feeling of insecurity it caused. Confronted with this new and unknown situation, we seem to have developed diverging perceptions and reactions in the United States and in Europe. Europe has an aversion for military solutions and a propensity to seek solutions based on mutual cooperation and interests. Yet we should beware of excessive confidence and idealism.  Diplomacy cannot resolve everything.  We should remain conscious that maintaining peace and stability in the world also requires clear rules, and with these, compulsory enforcement and actual power to sustain them.

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Louis Michel
Louis Michel
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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