Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood

Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) is inviting scholars, journalists, practitioners, and civil society leaders to contribute to its Summer 2018 issue. If you are interested in contributing, please submit an abstract (400 words) and a short bio to The deadline for submitting an abstract is 8 June 2018. Full article submission deadline for accepted pieces is 23 July 2018.


  • Russia’s direction: How can NATO develop a comprehensive, long-term strategy towards Russia that is based on unity? How can Russia’s attempt to sow discord in the transatlantic alliance be counteracted? To what extent does Russia have economic leverage over its neighbors in Eastern Europe (i.e. using energy resources as a bargaining chip, aggressive trade policies)?
  • Turkey’s role in the NATO alliance: Turkey has always been a fundamental ally for NATO, but to what extent is its drift away from Western norms and alignments undercutting the security Alliance? What impact does Turkey’s current Afrin incursion have on the cohesion of NATO? How is Turkey contributing to NATO’s counter-terrorism efforts?
  • Cybersecurity: How can NATO lead efforts in establishing transatlantic leadership for the digital world and a global norm in cyberspace? Should NATO develop offensive cyber capabilities? How is digitization changing the traditional parameters of the transatlantic security order? In what ways is Turkey lagging in its cybersecurity strategy and how vulnerable are Turkish companies to cyber attacks?
  • Turkish economy and security industry: To what extent is the Turkish economy resilient to domestic political instability? How can Turkey address the potential exposure of its economy to changing global conditions and remedy vulnerabilities like inflation? Turkey has dubbed 2018 the year of the battle against child labor: How acute is turkey’s child labor problem and what genuine steps can the government take to address it? Are there areas in which private security companies can contribute to the innovation of the security industry in Turkey? How can Syrians be incorporated into the formal job market?
  • Security Implications of Global Energy Developments: How can Turkey make a success of renewable energy? What can countries and alliances do to enhance resilience in protecting their critical energy structures amidst cyber attacks? What kind of implications could political crises in the Middle East and North Africa have on European and Asian energy security dynamics? How can rising energy supplying countries from Asia like Turkmenistan and Kazakhstan provide more secure and stable energy flow?

About TPQ:

Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) is an Istanbul-based foreign policy journal aiming to foster original thinking and constructive debates on Turkey and its neighborhood. The journal has been published since 2002. TPQ is independent and non-profit, with a track record of including diverse and inter-disciplinary perspectives and encouraging critical opinions on every topic it covers. All the content, articles and information can be accessed at TPQ’s website ( TPQ is also indexed and abstracted by EBSCO and Thomson Reuters’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).

From the Desk of the Editor We are proud to present our readers with this special issue of TPQ, published in collaboration with Atlantic Council IN TURKEY, which revolves around energy dynamics in Turkey and its neighborhood, in the context of a shifting geopolitical landscape. This issue’s authors evaluate key trends and drivers that are shaping the regional energy landscape—from the Caspian to the...