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Turkish influence over deeply fragmented Bosnia has been omnipresent in recent years. This article explains the foundations and dynamics of this relationship, both historically and in contemporary Bosnia, examining how Bosnia–Turkey relations affect political elites, business, and the two countries’ general populations. Specifically, the article elaborates on Turkish foreign policy in Bosnia, and Bosnia’s response in turn. In analyzing this relationship, while recognizing that Turkey is an important player in the Balkans by virtue of its geography and history, the article suggests that Turkey should employ a more transparent and effective approach.


Alida Vracic
Alida Vracic
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...