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Turkey’s New Russian Policy: Towards a Strategic Alliance 31 mars 2015

Posted by Acturca in Russia / Russie, Turkey / Turquie, Turkey-EU / Turquie-UE.
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FIIA Briefing Paper (Finnish Institute of International Affairs) 175, March 2015

Toni Alaranta *

Since the end of the Cold War, Turkey has developed multi-level cooperation with Russia, characterized by increasing economic ties. In its ideological confrontation with the West, and revisionist foreign policy stance in the Middle East, the Turkish government has been careful not to antagonize Russia in any way. (suite…)

‘New Turkey’ has to face the regional realities: Turkey’s Islamic identity has resulted in a bold foreign policy 16 septembre 2014

Posted by Acturca in Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
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FIIA Comment (The Finnish Institute of International Affairs) 13/2014, Sept. 2014

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The narrative of true Muslims re-conquering the Turkish state is a crucial component explaining the AKP’s policies and its continuing success. However, the reality of the Middle East doesn’t correspond to Turkey’s vision of itself as a regional leader. (suite…)

The end of the EU project in Turkey? Determinants of Turkey’s EU bid under the AKP regime 16 juin 2014

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FIIA Briefing Paper (Finnish Institute of International Affairs) 156, June 2014

Toni Alaranta *

Ever since the founding of the Republic in 1923, the idea of making Turkey a European country has been a major component of the nation-building project, although Europe has also been perceived as a threat.  The incumbent Justice and Development Party (AKP) embarked on an EU-inspired reform project at first, but has subsequently taken an increasingly anti-European position. (suite…)