Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Turkey & The EU - Stronger Together?, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
In this issue, TPQ takes up three interrelated themes, Turkey’s EU accession pro-cess, home grown democratization, and potential synergies created in the foreign policy realm. Just as progress in each of these policy arenas reinforces the...
Interview with Patriarch Bartholomew I, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
 Patriarch Bartholomew I    
Turkey and Germany: A Unique Partnership for Freedom and Prosperity in Europe, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
Internal reforms towards a more lively democracy, more effective state institutions, transparent courts accessible to all, are not first and foremost in the interest of the European Union, but in the interest of the people of Turkey. Achieving...
The Role of European Union in the Wider Black Sea Region, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
The article deals mainly with the importance of EU involvement in the wider Black Sea region, the main European policies and initiatives related to this region (the Black Sea Synergy, the European Neighborhood Policy, the Eastern Partnership, the EU...
Zero Problems? Time for a New Policy Narrative, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
The uprisings in the Middle East have prompted important questions about the future role of Turkey in the region as well as on the state of play at home. While Turkey has been presented as an inspiration or a model, not in the least by Turkey...
EU and Turkey versus the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
As the Turkish Cypriot people of the island of Cyprus, we were not instrumental for the culmination of the inter-communal troubles in 1963 and 1974. Despite this fact, we are the victims that have been suffering since 1963. We have even been deprived...
Turkey's Women in the EU Process, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
In Turkey, women are the ones who suffer most from the growing trend towards a new type of ultra conservatism which does not consider women and men equal in the words of the Prime Minister. In order to address this problem, and in the wake of the...
Turkey's Future Reforms and the European Union, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
The European Union (EU) has played a critical role in Turkey’s reform process since the end of the Cold War but over time it has become less central a factor in Turkey’s internal transformation. The goals of “Europeanization”...
Migration Debates in Europe: Migrants as Anti- Citizens, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
This article tries to reveal the recent debates revolving around the issue of migration in Europe, and claims that migration has recently become securitized and stigmatized in a way that prompts the autochthonous societies to generate a set of...
Who Really Wants a ''Muslim Democracy''?, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
The term “Muslim democracy” is an oxymoron because democracies by definition cannot take religion as a reference point. It is also unfair to the religion because in a Muslim democracy, democracy deficits will be attributed to Islam. These...
Ergenekon and Sledgehammer:Building or Undermining the Rule of Law?, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
Turkey’s legal system was reformed significantly during the last decade, with the avowed objective of aligning it with European norms and facilitating the country’s accession to the European Union. On paper, Turkey now has a legal regime...
Defining Tobacco Control As an Important Human Right and Development Goal, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
The purpose of this paper is to advance tobacco control within a powerful rights and development framework in Turkey. The integration of a human rights based approach to the control of tobacco is a powerful tool in the protection of the rights...
Risks of Appeasement: The Failure of the East and the West in the Muhammad Cartoon Controversy, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
The 12 editorial cartoons of the Danish newspaper, Jyllands-Posten, in 2005 should not be considered an insult to the Muslim world. Therefore, appeasement to extreme reactions by the Muslim community, such as the apology of the Politiken newspaper in...
Quid Pro Quo in Turkey's South Caucasus Politics, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
Turkey is one of the most dynamically developing states of Eurasia. No longer a passive respondent, it is firmly defining its priorities in this huge area while it revises the main directions of its foreign policy. Under the AKP, which came to power...
Imagınıng a Post American World: The European Union as the New Super Power?, Spring 2011Sunday, June 5, 2011
Today a country seeking to fill the U.S.’ position has to have great influence, tremendous resources, a universal ideology and strong political will in order to succeed. The EU may be a regional power that is influential over Eurasia, yet in...
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Winter issue examines global trade dynamics—from US-China tensions to the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) to US tariff threats towards the EU. Chief among the issues generating a high degree of economic uncertainty is the US-China trade conflict and the magnitude of the emerging global fallout. Major changes are already afoot—namely a shift...
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