Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

This article focuses on the parallel evolution of the foreign policies of Turkey and the European Union. It assesses to what extent it is possible to make compatible Turkey’s role as a regional power with EU’s plans of becoming a global and united international actor. The concept of ‘Europeanising Turkey’s Foreign Policy’ appears as an interesting option and the article attempts to apply it to the policies towards the Balkans, Russia, Central Asia and the Middle East. Hence, several ideas are proposed in order to increase the compatibilities between both foreign policies and obtaining mutual benefits...Please click here to read the text in full.

 

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Eduard Soler I Lecha
Eduard Soler I Lecha
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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