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 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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