Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 

Today, significant changes within Turkey and tectonic shifts in the geopolitics of the surrounding region are casting the U.S.-Turkish alliance in a new light. Senator John McCain outlines these changes, explains that the strategic interests of the two countries are highly complementary at this time of turbulence in the Middle East, and presents a vision for the two countries to invest in each other’s success. The Senator also notes the importance of Turkey setting the highest standards of democratic development for people in North Africa, the Middle East, and Central Asia who look to Turkey for lessons on how to guide their own struggles for justice. 
 
 
 
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John McCain
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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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