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Turkey has established itself as a secular democracy that is steadily progressing towards achieving equal rights for women. The economic crisis Turkey was in at the beginning of the century has been replaced with an economic miracle by the Islamist government in power for the last decade. The recent transformation of the “Arab Awakening” into an “Islamic Spring” has made Turkey an attractive model for many countries in this region. In this article, the case of Egypt is examined in detail, taking up the similarities and differences between Egypt and Turkey. The question posed is, in light of the rising conservatism of the rule of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, will Turkey continue to be a model, particularly for women’s rights?
 
 
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Foreword TPQ’s Summer issue, NATO in 2020 and Beyond: New Strategies and Frontiers, offers insights on the Alliance’s current challenges and future security trends, while offering a look into Euro-Atlantic relations in the coming decade. It is clear that as the international security landscape is rapidly changing, member states’ capabilities, resilience, and most importantly, their...
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