Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

The tremendous political changes that have been taking place in the Middle East and North Africa have stressed the importance for the materialization 
of the EU-Turkey Strategic dialogue. Turkey needs the EU for its economic modernization. On the other hand, Turkey’s political system seems attractive to many political forces in the Arab Spring countries and can be used as inspiration for their democratization process. The Strategic Dialogue, however, needs to become separated from Turkey’s EU accession negotiations. This article puts forward several concrete suggestions to increase the cooperation between the two sides. 
 
 
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Alexander Graf Lambsdorff
Alexander Graf Lambsdorff
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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