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We have followed Armenian-Turkish relations closely over the years, always providing a forum for diverse perspectives and angles. In our Spring 2014 issue, we published an article by then Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, entitled “Turkish–Armenian Relations: Is a ‘Just Memory’ Possible?” This sparked a dialogue over the concept of “just memory” in relation to Turkish-Armenian history, including a response paper from historian Gerard Libaridian. As the 24 April 2015 centennial draws near, we expect to share more compelling arguments on this issue with our audiences.

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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