Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkey’s geographic location requires it to take measures against the proliferation of nuclear, chemical and biological weapons as well as ballistic missiles as their delivery vehicles in its immediate neighborhood. These measures are mainly two folds: First, to support the efforts to strengthen the international nonproliferation regimes so as to make them more effective in curbing the spread of NBC weapons; and to build up military capabilities in close cooperation with the United States and Israel in particular to increase its deterrent capability as well as its ability to cope with the proliferating states in its surrounding region, if need be. As such, Turkey pursues a realistic approach by adopting both soft and hard security approaches concomitantly...Please click here to read the text in full.

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Mustafa Kibaroglu
Mustafa Kibaroglu
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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