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Even though the European project is not “complete” yet, from a geopolitical point of view the EU has by and large been a success, particularly in the economic field. However, the Eurozone has been recently experiencing negative growth, also fuelled by an increase in energy prices. This outcome has been partially caused by Russia’s growing weight, as the EU’s main energy supplier, on the EU's geopolitical and economic stability. In order to offset Russian power and influence on the EU, Turkey and Ukraine should be considered as important partners in the EU’s energy policy. This could also be an important step towards the finalization of the “European project” in general.
 
 
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Sergiy Korsunsky
Sergiy Korsunsky
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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