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Nigar Göksel & Berkay Mandıracı

Nigar Göksel and Berkay Mandıracı are respectively Senior Turkey Analyst and Turkey Researcher with the International Crisis Group, an independent conflict prevention organization. This article is an abbreviated and updated version of Crisis Group Europe Briefing No. 77, “A Sisyphean Task? Resuming Turkey-PKK Peace Talks,” 17 December 2015. For the original, please click here.

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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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