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Opportunity Amidst Turmoil in Turkey's Neighborhood, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
Since our fall issue of TPQ, a chain reaction of events in the Arab world has domi-nated debate in Turkey’s neighborhood. The toppling of the Tunisian and Egyptian leaders and waves of protest spreading to countries such as Yemen,...
Interview with Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
In this exclusive interview for Turkish Policy Quarterly, Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu outlines his views and his Party’s position on the pressing foreign policy choices Turkey faces and the changing needs of the society. Answering...
The Efficiency of Turkish Foreign Policy, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
The recent claims that Turkey pursues a policy of Neo-Ottomanism are unfounded and misleading. Turkey’s involvement in regional tensions and conflicts is merely aimed at contributing to solutions and providing assistance to...
AKP's Domestically Driven Foreign Policy, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
AKP (the Justice and Development Party) adeptly uses foreign policy to advance its domestic drive for power. It favors Muslim solidarity, muscular nationalism, and mercantilism to outflank more Islamist and nationalist...
Change in the Middle East puts Turkey in the eye of the storm, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
The wave of anti-government protests sweeping the Arab world offers Turkey opportunities to enhance its position as a regional model of development but also highlights both contradictions in Turkey’s foreign policy and...
The Jasmine Revolution, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
The Jasmine revolution was quick and clean. Now Tunisia faces an important transition period and counts on its traditional allies and friends for political, economic, and logistical support. Turkey, as a country with regional...
Turkey's Economic and Financial Diplomacy, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
In the flurry of arguments and theories put forth to explain the profound changes in Turkish diplomacy, little attention has been given to economic and financial considerations. The rise of a new business elite which can relay its...
Turkey and Armenia: A Second Chance?, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
The Armenia-Turkey normalization process which began in 2008 was the most promising development in the South Caucasus for years but its stalling in April 2010 has made the situation there much worse. Although there is a heavy weight of...
The Limits of Good Intentions: The Caucasus as a Test Case for Democracy, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
The complexity of the challenges facing the Caucasus makes it a litmus test for Turkey’s new foreign policy. The region illuminates the strengths and weaknesses of “zero problems with neighbours”, as well as the need to...
Turkey's Rising Role in Africa, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
Turkey´s interest to develop relations with Africa is highly interesting and a relatively new development in Turkish foreign policy. Although it has started in 1998, its implementation in a coherent and sophisticated manner...
The Russo-Georgian Relationship: Personal Issues or National Interest?, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
The Russian-Georgian conflict over South Ossetia in 2008 brought renewed international interest in the South Caucasus. Since the conflict, the Russo-Georgian relationship remains tense and is characterized by threats, recriminations, and...
Changing Dynamics of Turkish Foreign Policy and the EU, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
Turkey’s negotiations for accession to the European Union are going through a difficult period while Turkish foreign policy is in the midst of a rapid change with active involvement in adjacent regions such as the Middle East. As...
Turkish Foreign Policy towards the Balkans: New Activism, Neo-Ottomanism or/so what?, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
It is often argued that Ankara has developed a new interest and manifested a growing economic and diplomatic role in its neighboring regions – including the Balkans. This trend is mostly referred to as “new activism” in...
TPQ Roundtable: Shifting Turkish Foreign Policy, Winter 2010Saturday, February 5, 2011
In this article, the author highlights some of the topics central to the debates that took place during the first leg of the two-day TPQ Roundtable marathon organized with the support of the Black Sea Trust for Regional...