Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

New leaderships in Ankara and Brussels have the opportunity to pave the way for the strengthening and deepening of Turkey-EU relations, the resurgence of Turkey’s EU accession process, and the opportunity to cooperate on regional matters that are of strategic importance to both. The author emphasizes the significant transformation Turkey has undergone in regards to its democratic and human rights record and points to the three pillars of Turkey’s new EU Strategy – determination in the political reform process, continuity in socio-economic transformation, and effectiveness in communication – as important steps towards complying with EU standards.

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Volkan Bozkır
Volkan Bozkır Ambassador Volkan Bozkır is the Minister for EU Affairs and Chief Negotiator of Turkey.
From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ takes up a myriad of issues that the Middle East is grappling with today: from protracted conflicts and the increasing complexity of proxy wars, to changing regional blocs and emerging powers. The Arab uprisings of 2011 remain an important fulcrum for the changing political landscape of the Middle East, and as many of our authors contend, the underlying problems and basic drivers...
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