Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The EU is  working on formulating a Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) that is not "unique" or "single" ,but "common". This is a sine qua non if Europe aims to be recognised as an eminent global actor. Currently EU’s foreign policy lacks leverage and influence, and needs to be redressed. The enlargementof the EU needs to be evaluated in terms of its positive impact on the above mentioned issues. In this framework, Turkey is a country that can make an important contribution with its geostrategic position and as the anti-thesis of the apocalyptic theory of "Clash of Civilizations"...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

CONTRIBUTOR
Oğuz Demiralp
Oğuz Demiralp
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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