Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

In this exclusive interview with TPQ, the Honorable Secretary General provides an overview of the major developments of the past two years in Turkey’s neighborhood, including the Libya operation and the crisis in Syria, and assesses NATO’s stance thereof. He points out that unlike in the Libya case, there has not been a united response from the international community or a UNSC mandate in the case of Syria. Emphasizing NATO’s open door policy, he commends Georgia for its commitment to a vision of NATO membership, and underlines the democratic success marked by the recent elections in this country. The Secretary General also notes NATO’s decision to enhance cooperation with partners, and include partners that contribute to NATO operations into relevant decision-shaping processes. 

 
 
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Anders Fogh Rasmussen
Anders Fogh Rasmussen
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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