Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The author of this paper points out the pragmatic nature of the Turkish public and state when it comes to domestic and regional priorities. The idea that Turkey is in search of an identity or that historical hostilities govern regional relations are some of the assumptions which Mango believes lead to a misunderstanding of Turkey. Analyzing historical and domestic developments in this light, the paper puts forth that Turkey’s decisions are dictated primarily by the search for  economic well being and stability,and that Turkey’s prospect of  beginning of membership negotiations with the EU and  regional role  need to be evaluated in this framework...Please click here to read the text in full.

 


 

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Andrew Mango
Andrew Mango
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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