Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Aykan Erdemir & Merve Tahiroglu

Aykan Erdemir is a former member of the Turkish parliament and a senior fellow at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD). Merve Tahiroglu is a research analyst focusing on Turkey at FDD.

Follow them on Twitter: @aykan_erdemir and @MerveTahiroglu

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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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