Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Two years into the Syrian Civil War, the U.S. and Turkey have been closely coordinating their efforts to bring about regime change in Damascus. But this policy of regime change in a neighboring country is fraught with grave dangers both for Turkey and the U.S. Not only does this ongoing war threaten Turkey’s carefully nurtured image of a stable country, but the further radicalization of the armed opposition groups cast aside the hopes of a pluralistic post-Assad Syria. Ankara’s unconditional support to Sunni militant groups in Syria carries the risk of inflaming sectarian divisions all across the Middle East.
 
 
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Halil Karaveli
Halil Karaveli
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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