Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Turkish foreign policy is assertive, active and even overly proactive in some areas. It has a substantial soft-power contribution to stability, with an important economic dimension. The politics of identity pursued by AKP, revolving around conservative democracy, enabled the expansion of Turkey’s economic and political space in the region. There is an opportunity provided by the dynamics of globalization for developing countries to step up to a most central global role. In light of the adjusted role of the West and the transformation of the Turkish state, this article provides an overview of the policy framework of Ankara’s foreign affairs activism for the next decade.
 
 
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Sotiris Serbos
Sotiris Serbos
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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