Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Ali Hashem

Ali Hashem is a columnist for Al-Monitor and Iran Bureau Chief for Pan-Arab news network, Al-Mayadeen.

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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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