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
John McCain
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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