Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

 Since the end of the Cold War, Turkey finds itself at a crossroads as it is faced with new security challenges such as reformulation of the security institutions and the emergence of new threats to
security.  The newly shaping security architecture increases the need for a strategic consensus between Turkey and its key allies, the USA and the European members of NATO that would have different pillars than the strategic consensus of the Cold War years. Turkey is trying to protect its position in the Western security systems while at the same time has to reformulate its foreign policy in response to new challenges.

 

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Meltem Müftüler-Baç
Meltem Müftüler-Baç
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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