Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Ertuğrul Apakan & Wolfgang Sporrer

Ambassador Ertuğrul Apakan is the Chief Monitor of the Organization for Security and Co-Operation in Europe’s (OSCE) Special Monitoring Mission (SMM) to Ukraine, and the Former Permanent Representative of Turkey to the United Nations.

Wolfgang Sporrer is a Political Analyst at the OSCE’s SMM to Ukraine.

CONTRIBUTIONS

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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