Independent and cutting-edge analysis on Turkey and its neighborhood
Turkey and the EU: Towards Free Movement and Free Thought?, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  This issue of TPQ finds the Turkey-European Union relationship at a crossroads. While there is widespread recognition that some form of progress is necessary to salvage the current low in relations between the two entities, different...
Interview with Demetris Christofias, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
We are absolutely ready to continue the dialogue for a solution of the Cyprus problem during the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union. The Cyprus Presidency is independent of the efforts aimed at the settlement of the Cyprus problem...
Turkey-EU Relations and the Customs Union: Expectations versus the Reality, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  This article focuses on three interrelated issues of Turkey-EU relations. Initially, an overview of Turkey-EU relations and some reasons that have led to Turkish frustration and disappointment towards the EU are presented. The next section...
Women’s Rights in Turkey, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  This article elaborates on Turkey’s progress in areas such as the increase in girls’ school enrolment rates and the drop of infant mortality rates, as well as efforts in the area of domestic violence. The Minister points out the...
EU-Turkey Strategic Dialogue: A Concept In Need For Action, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  The tremendous political changes that have been taking place in the Middle East and North Africa have stressed the importance for the materialization  of the EU-Turkey Strategic dialogue. Turkey needs the EU for its economic...
EU and Turkey: Accession Prospects, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  There are many economic, geopolitical and diplomatic issues at stake related to Turkey-EU relations and Turkey’s potential accession to the EU. Both sides have significant mutual economic interests. Additionally, Turkey is crucial for...
A Common Future: Turkey and the European Union, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  Turkey’s challenges require a strong and bold leadership that can think smart and act strategically without losing sight of universal values. The Turkish society deserves freedom, democracy and justice and a country where everybody can...
President François Hollande on the Foreign Policy Front, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  The newly elected French President, François Hollande will face significant challenges in the domestic, European and foreign policy arenas. This article highlights some major and pressing foreign policy issues that will be high on the...
Turkey - EU Relationship: The Rationale for a “Third Way”, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  The Schuman Declaration of 1950 made one thing clear: “Europe will not be made all at once, or according to a single, general plan. It will be built through concrete achievements, which will create first a de facto solidarity.”...
The European Project and Geopolitics of Energy, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  Even though the European project is not “complete” yet, from a geopolitical point of view the EU has by and large been a success, particularly in the economic field. However, the Eurozone has been recently experiencing negative...
Visa-Free Travel for Turkey: In Everybody’s Interest, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  Today Turkey is the only EU candidate country whose citizens are obliged to obtain a Schengen visa before being allowed to enter the EU. This is a source of intense frustration for Turkish citizens and officials alike. So far the EU has...
The Future of the Balkans is in Europe What About the Past and the Present?, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  This article examines the current dymamics of the EU enlargement process towards the Western Balkan countries. Despite the fact that this region has historically been an integral part of Europe and the EU’s reassurance to eventually...
Breaking the Vicious Circle in EU-Turkey Relations: Visa Negotiations, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  Against the backdrop of an accession process that has come to a virtual halt, the visa-free travel is the most tangible and visible area that Turkish nationals associate mostly directly with EU membership and seek to reap benefits from....
The General, the Prime Minister and the Imam: Civil-Military Relations in Turkey Today, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  The Turkish government has won its power struggle with the General Staff. Now that the primacy of politics has been established, democratic control of the military has improved. However, the government now faces a challenge of a different...
Legal Reforms in Turkey: Ambitious and Controversial, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
  Both domestic demand and the EU accession process have trigerred a significant legal reform agenda in Turkey. Some important improvements are already in force, but there are still a number of reforms needed. Meanwhile, new controversies have...
The Impact of the European Union on the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict, Spring 2012Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Since the ratification of the Treaty of Lisbon in 2009, the European Union (EU) has tried to make its voice heard more clearly on the international stage by creating the European External Action Service and strengthening the role of the High...
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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