Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
The Atlantic Council organized its annual Energy and Economic Summit in Istanbul in November 2012, for the third time. It brought together top-level business, government, and NGO leaders from 37 countries, including CEOs, ministers and media representatives reporting worldwide on the news-making discussions regarding the challenges affecting Eurasia and the world. The Summit hosted lively debates on the future role of the U.S. in the region under the second term of Obama leadership and the effects of the euro zone crisis. The dangers of the disillusionment of Turkey and the Eastern Partnership countries from the Euro-Atlantic community, the prospects in the post-Arab Spring countries, and the new shifts in the world of energy were discussed extensively.
 
 
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David Koranyi
David Koranyi
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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