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This article reviews the roundtable discussion organized by Turkish Policy Quar- terly and the Konrad Adenauer Foundation on Turkish-Israeli relations, which took place on 11 March 2010 in Istanbul. In light of the discussions, the author evaluates the current state of affairs between Turkey and Israel from three different perspec- tives: the constitutive role of fear in relations, the emphasis on change, and problems with conceptualization. Due to Chatham House rules, the names of the participants whose words have been cited or paraphrased will remain undisclosed.

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Oğuz Alyanak
Oğuz Alyanak The author is the Managing Editor for Turkish Policy Quarterly; and is finishing his M.A. studies in the department of Political Science and International Relations at Boğazic¸i University, Istanbul.
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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