Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

The classical understanding of threat, security, and stability have transformed over the recent years. This essay analyzes Turkey’s readiness and priorities in this new security environment. Demir stresses that Turkey’s goal should be to create a peace and security zone around itself and observes that Turkey’s future membership to the EU would strengthen EU’s political power and would greatly contribute to the formulation of EU’s regional policies. Demir concludes by offering his expectations from the upcoming NATO Summit pointing out that NATO is still the most effective among security institutions due to the fact that it has managed to adapt to new security challenges brought about with time.

 

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Şinasi Demir
Şinasi Demir
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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