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"Turkey's Pivotal Role in an Uncertain Era"

Date: 24 March 2009 - Istanbul

Peter van Praagh, Senior Director, GMF

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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