Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Ola Salem

Ola Salem is a Middle East journalist with over seven years of experience working in the Gulf. Salem is currently Head of Communications at Washington, DC-based think tank, the Arabia Foundation.

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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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