Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey’s economic success is one of the most important of the many shared interests of Turkey and the U.S.  A growing, prosperous Turkey will be a better commercial partner for America and a stronger ally as we work together to help the entire region move toward a future of greater freedom and wealth. A strong, vibrant Turkey will be a positive force for freedom and prosperity in the region and in the world. The U.S. interest in Turkey is closely related to our broader effort in the region and, of course, in the world. Even where we are not involved as direct partners, we believe a democratic, prosperous and diplomatically active Turkey can be a positive force for change and development in the entire region...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Eric Edelman
Eric Edelman
From the Desk of the Editor Since the founding of the Turkish Republic, competing conceptions of Turkish identity have existed. Among many examples, the role of Islam has been contested, Kurdish and Turkish nationalisms have clashed, and various identity-based movements have ebbed and flowed, shaping political cleavages. National identity contestation has also spilled over into Turkey’s relationship with its Western...
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