Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey's pursuit of the EU membership and the process of the Caucasus' integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures are parallel, though unrelated tracks. Yet Europe, whose presence in the strategically important Caucasus region is still less than adequate, could only benefit by enlisting Turkey as its member and arm in the Caucasus.  Ankara, too, should build up on its successful partnership with the pro-Western Azerbaijan and Georgia and see it as a benefit for its EU membership rather than separate the two directions of Turkey's foreign policy...

 

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Taleh Ziyadov & Elin Suleymanov
Taleh Ziyadov & Elin Suleymanov
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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