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European Foreign Policy, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
  In our final issue of 2003, TPQ is concluding a very important year for Turkey.  From the US to Iraq to Cyprus to the EU to terrorism at home, it has been a monumental year for Turkey.  However, in this issue we are also looking...
The Added Value of Turkish Membership to European Foreign Policy, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
The EU is  working on formulating a Common Foreign and Security Policy (CFSP) that is not "unique" or "single" ,but "common". This is a sine qua non if Europe aims to be recognised as an eminent global actor....
EU-Turkey: A Good Match?, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
As the European Council in December 2004 nears, Vice-President of the European Parliament makes note of the progress Turkey has made while frankly pointing out the areas where Turkey still falls short of fulfiling the political criteria, emphasizing...
Misunderstanding Turkey, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
The author of this paper points out the pragmatic nature of the Turkish public and state when it comes to domestic and regional priorities. The idea that Turkey is in search of an identity or that historical hostilities govern regional relations are...
Of Chaos and Power: Will Europe Become a Strategic Community?, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
The debate on European security entered a new stage  with the strategy paper entitled “A secure Europe in a better world” submitted by the High Representative Javier Solana and adopted by the Brussels Summit in December 2003. The objective of this...
Turkey and the EU: Bringing Together a Regional Power and a Global Actor, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
This article focuses on the parallel evolution of the foreign policies of Turkey and the European Union. It assesses to what extent it is possible to make compatible Turkey’s role as a regional power with EU’s plans of becoming a global...
Turkey is European For Europe's Sake, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
With the December 2004 deadline approaching, the discussion on whether Turkey is European or not is one of the top items on the agenda of the European Union. There are varying responses to the question including the critical one of Valery Giscard...
The Self-Definition of Europe: Where does Turkey Stand?, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
The European wide debate over Turkish accession to the European Union reached its peak with the period prior to and following the Copenhagen Summit of 2002. This article proposes that one of the major reasons behind the acceleration of the debate...
Turkey and the Middle East after September 11: The Importance of the EU Dimension, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
The tragic events of September 11th may have added a new dimension to Turkey’s global significance which had decreased with the ending of the Cold War. This article discusses whether Turkey can be defined as a benign regional power and how the...
Europe and Iranian Questions, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
Iran is becoming the number one agenda item of the international agenda. This paper explores the relationship between three dimensions of the topic:  Iran’s  quest for nuclear weapons, internal dynamics of the regime, and...
United States and Turkey in 2004: Time to Look North, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
While Turkey prepares for a make or break year with the European Union (EU), perhaps a not less important issue for Ankara is its relationship with Washington.  Over the past year, U.S.-Turkish relationship has undergone some serious...
Turkey and Caucasus at the Edge of EU and NATO Enlargement, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
Turkey's pursuit of the EU membership and the process of the Caucasus' integration into the Euro-Atlantic structures are parallel, though unrelated tracks. Yet Europe, whose presence in the strategically important Caucasus region is still...
Turkey-EU Relations: A Geopolitic Examination, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
The EU which is defined by its own officials, as ‘a superpower under construction’ will have to deal with a series of challenges after the enlargement process is over. It will have economic, political-institutional, cultural-social and geopolitical...
Europe and Israel: What Went Wrong?, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
In analysing the Euro-Israeli relationship, the author takes up the historical, cultural, and strategic perspectives,  as well as the the various policy-making constituencies (executive, legislative, media, or business) and the complex, and...
Public Opinion: Pulse of Turkey, Winter 2003Thursday, February 5, 2004
  STRATEJİ |GfK (previously STRATEJİ |MORI), since 1994 has sought to track the attitudes of Turkey’s population of 18 years and older towards political, social and economic developments. The main results of December 2003...
This issue was published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation Turkey Office.
From the Desk of the Editor TPQ’s Fall 2019 issue, published in collaboration with the Friedrich Naumann Foundation, titled Populism and the Age of Upheaval, examines the rise of populism and its impact on the international order – from governance issues to the environment to gender ideology. Since 2016, the world has been monitoring and trying to forecast the turnout of a series of events that started with...
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