Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Numerous historical or truth commissions have been set up in the last few decades. They have generally contributed to laying the foundations of a new coexistence in context of conflicts. In this regard the recognition of the past events is playing a crucial role, and has often opened up the path to the development of new societal relationships. This article addresses the normative bases of formally constituted historical commissions, briefly analyzing several experiences of such commissions. Finally, the article evaluates whether such a mechanism could be relevant within the normalization process of Armenian-Turkish relations, and its possible benefits for the future of the region.

 

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Mô Bleeker
Mô Bleeker
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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