Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Maxim A. Suchkov

Dr. Maxim A. Suchkov is a columnist for Al-Monitor’s Russia-Mideast coverage, as well as an expert of the Valdai International Discussion Club and the Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), a Moscow-based think tank.

He is also an Associate Professor of Russian foreign policy at Pyatigorsk State University’s School of International Relations, an academic institution based in the North Caucasus.

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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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