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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CONTRIBUTOR
Meltem Müftüler-Baç
Meltem Müftüler-Baç

Dr. Meltem Müftüler-Baç is a Professor of International Relations and Jean Monnet Chair at Sabancı University in Istanbul, Turkey.

From the Desk of the Editor This issue of TPQ comes at a time when relations between Turkey and the EU are at a historical low point. The sources of tension are manifold, and have been compounded by a constellation of transformations in Turkey, Europe, and the international system. The global upswing in far-right populist movements, isolationism, the conflict in Syria and its humanitarian crisis, and the threat of ISIS have...
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