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 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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