Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood


In this issue of TPQ, we take up a wide selection of topics pertaining to upheaval in the tumultuous Middle East and North Africa – the so-called “Arab Spring” or “Arab Awakening”. In particular, this issue surveys geopolitical shifts, political and economic governance questions, and debates about the interaction between Islam and democracy across Turkey and the Arab world. As always, the topics are covered by authors of diverse conviction, nationality, and background. 
Nigâr Göksel
Nigâr Göksel

D. Nigar Goksel has been Editor-in-Chief of the Istanbul-based Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) since 2002 and Turkey and Cyprus Analyst for Crisis Group's Turkey/Cyprus Project since April 2015. She was Senior Analyst at the European Stability Initiative (ESI) between 2004-11, where she covered Turkey and the Caucasus. In Spring 2014, she joined FRIDE as associate fellow, focusing on the Black Sea region. She is a regular contributor to the German Marshall Fund’s ‘On Turkey’ series and writes frequently for Al Jazeera International. Nigar is also registered as an independent consultant for political analysis and project management. She has designed a range of reconciliation and civil society capacity-building initiatives in Turkey and the South Caucasus.