Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

In this exclusive interview with the editor-in-chief of TPQ, Georgia’s Defense Minister relates Georgia’s vision of Euro-Atlantic integration and outlines the strategy of the current government for overcoming challenges stemming from conflict with Russia. Besides the multifaceted collaboration between Turkey and Georgia, he elaborates on the trilateral framework of relations developing between Azerbaijan, Georgia, and Turkey. The Minister notes the importance of Ankara’s support for Georgia in NATO, and the unique niche role Turkey can play with regard to Georgian-Abkhaz rapprochement.

 

 

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Irakli Alasania
Irakli Alasania
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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