Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
In the Mediterranean –more than anywhere else– engagement in ecological transition is necessary. Turkey can play a decisive role by virtue of its geography and history, which provide it the capacity of having its voice heard in Asia, Africa, and Europe alike. The various international environmental initiatives hosted in Turkey over the last few years, as well as the highly determined standpoints of Turkish leaders, prove that this country is eager to play a stronger role in the major environmental movement that we see underway in most regions of the globe. Moreover, the vibrant debate in Turkey has demonstrated an environmental awareness among Turkish people. This should inspire authorities to move even further on environmental issues. Turkey could play a key leadership role particularly with regards to biodiversity, water, and energy.
 
 
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Bernard Fautrier
Bernard Fautrier
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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