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The Republic of Turkey has been undergoing a thorough transformation since 2002 under the rule of the Justice and Development Party (AKP). On the ideological level this transformation entered a decisive stage after the coup of 15 July…
The crisis in EU-Russia relations over Ukraine has made the two players interested in the Southern Gas Corridor once again.
The world is fascinated with the phenomenon of Islamic State, failing to notice that the whole region is going through a crisis.
Since 2002 Turkey has seen a replacement of the state’s elites, a real change of the political system and a redefinition of the state identity.
Turkey’s growing international isolation is a consequence of the country ever more fully subordinating its foreign policy to the ideology of the ruling party.
Despite a growing assertiveness in Ankara’s relations with Brussels, Turkey will continue to seek closer integration with the EU in the coming years.
The Kurdish issue remains a serious challenge to the stability and security of both Turkey and much of the Middle East. Over the last ten years, however, the region has witnessed substantial major changes (including, Turkey’s socio-…