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Turkey and Neighbors: Moving Beyond the Past, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
Turkey is often said to be situated in a tough neighborhood. In this issue of TPQ, we explore our neighbors' perspectives regarding Turkey's foreign policies and the effects of Turkey's bilateral relationships on the country's...
The Solution of the Cyprus Problem: The Key to Turkey's Relations with the EU, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
The lack of trust of Turkey is the main obstacle to both the solution of the Cyprus Problem and Turkey’s eventual accession to the EU. The author proposes “good will” steps Turkey can take in order to diffuse the worries, which,...
The Past as a Prison, the Past as a Different Future, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
The essay explores some of the socio-political realities underlying one of the most difficult historiographic problems of the twentieth century, the opposing views on the treatment of Armenians in the waning years of the Ottoman Empire. The author...
Off Autopilot: The Future of Turkey-US Relations, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
To the extent that the U.S. pursues a more active policy aimed at transforming societies andcompelling changes in behavior in regions adjacent to Turkey, Ankara will be presented withcontinuing and difficult choices. Changes in the foreign policy...
The Armenian Cause in America, Today, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
While meager Turkish American NGO assets are dedicated to cultural events and providing education on a wide range of political issues, approximately $40 million in Armenian American NGO assets are primarily dedicated to what is referred to in...
Breaking the Stalemate: Turkish-Armenian Relations in the 21st Century, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
The relationship between Armenia and Turkey has remained stagnant since Armenia became an independent state in 1991.  Many non-governmental and supra-governmental organizations have attempted to influence this complicated relationship to no...
Turkey, the World, and the Armenian Question, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
Turkey grapples with both pressure from European actors and domestic clashes regarding the Armenian question. The author outlines the recent developments in this realm while evaluating the implications of Turkey’s reactions to these...
Turkey-Azerbaijan: The Honeymoon is Over, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
The relations between Turkey and Azerbaijan are often taken for granted, by both third parties and the two countries themselves. The author offers an account of the different phases the relationship has gone through in the last 15 years, pointing...
No Longer Newlyweds: The Evolution of Turkish Foreign Policy towards Israel, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
This article discusses the domestic and regional circumstances that influenced Turkish attitudes toward Israel, from the beginning of their relationship in the 1950s, through the present.  Acknowledging recent strains, the author illustrates...
Does Ankara Read the Cards of the Hands of the Strange Bedfellows?, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
The essay focuses on the development of the enduring alliance between Syria and Iran which dates back to almost three decades ago. The author attempts to examine the Syrian-Iranian alliance within the context of regional politics and international...
An Economic Vision for Cyprus: The Greek Cypriot Experience, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
In the last four years, the world’s major powers and the UN aspired to a final solution to one of the most intractable problems of our times, the Cyprus Problem. The effort culminated in disappointment as both Greek Cypriot and Turkish Cypriot...
The Turkish Cypriot Business Community as a Politico-Economic Actor Searching for a Solution, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
The paper will assess the changes and continuities in the perceptions and positioning of the Turkish Cypriot economic actors in search of a solution for Cyprus. In particular, it will focus on the Turkish Cypriot business community as an...
Integrating North Cyprus to the EU, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
In the aftermath of the referenda in Cyprus, the UN and the EU made commitments for the lifting of economic embargoes and all forms of unnecessary restrictions imposed upon the Turkish Cypriots. The Turkish Cypriots are still waiting for the...
The Future of Turkish-Greek Relations, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
  This article argues that Turkey’s accession process to the European Union will offer the best incentives for Turkey and Greece to resolve their bilateral disputes in the years to come. None of the parties concerned would find it...
The Effects of Instability on Bilateral Trade with Iraq, Winter 2005Sunday, February 5, 2006
 This article investigates the effects of instability on Turkish and Iraqi bilateral foreign trade. It focuses on Turkish exports to Iraq and their fluctuations before, during and after periods of regional and global instability. We find the...