Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
We at TPQ are proud to announce that this issue is our 50th! In looking back, we have hundreds of articles and dozens of roundtable discussions whose contributions to lively debate we are delighted to have facilitated. What we are probably most proud of, however, is that over the years we have never compromised our independence or our commitment to presenting compelling perspectives on highly topical issues – whether we agreed with them or not. 
As has become a TPQ tradition over the years, our Summer issue focuses on Turkey’s economic trajectory and dimensions related to it including education, energy geopolitics, environmental concerns, and governance issues. 
In our multifaceted look at Turkey’s economic growth, this issue’s authors evaluate the sustainability of the upward-moving trends of the past decade, and share insights with regard to the choices ahead for Ankara’s policymakers.


Nigâr Göksel
Nigâr Göksel

D. Nigar Goksel has been Editor-in-Chief of the Istanbul-based Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) since 2002 and Turkey and Cyprus Analyst for Crisis Group's Turkey/Cyprus Project since April 2015. She was Senior Analyst at the European Stability Initiative (ESI) between 2004-11, where she covered Turkey and the Caucasus. In Spring 2014, she joined FRIDE as associate fellow, focusing on the Black Sea region. She is a regular contributor to the German Marshall Fund’s ‘On Turkey’ series and writes frequently for Al Jazeera International. Nigar is also registered as an independent consultant for political analysis and project management. She has designed a range of reconciliation and civil society capacity-building initiatives in Turkey and the South Caucasus.

This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
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