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Illusions versus reality: Turkey’s approach to the Middle East and North Africa 16 avril 2015

Posted by Acturca in Economy / Economie, Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
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Policy Brief (FRIDE) nº 200, April 2015                                                                       Español

By Soli Özel & Behlül Özkan *

Turkey’s once so promising standing in the Middle East and North Africa lies in ruins. This is because the Turkish government – driven by ideology rather than pragmatism – has squandered its regional geopolitical capital since the 2011 Arab uprisings. (suite…)

Turkey’s Imperial Fantasy 29 août 2014

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International New York Times (USA) Friday, August 29, 2014

By Behlul Ozkan *, Istanbul

In the late 1990s, as Turkey was reeling from various political and economic crises, there was a nationwide debate over European Union membership and whether Turkish accession to the union would solve the country’s problems. (suite…)