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.

 

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Oğuz Demiralp
Oğuz Demiralp
From the Desk of the Editor Over the last couple of years, Turkey has weathered multiples storms in close succession: two general elections that took place in a polarized political climate, an escalation of the Turkey-PKK conflict, a crisis with Russia, the 2016 failed coup attempt followed by state of emergency measures, and the continued threat of terrorist attacks. The aftermath of the constitutional referendum in April...
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