By the Editors (vol. 1, no. 1 of the Turkey Analyst)
Turkey went through an eventful year in 2007. While the agenda was dominated by growing domestic tensions over the country’s secular system, trigerred by the presidential election, it also saw tension in relations with the U.S. over northern Iraq. While the latter issue was, for the time being, constructively addressed, Turkey’s internal stuation only grew more complicated. That, in combination with European disinterest, also contributed to slowing down Turkey’s EU accession process.
The Turkey Analyst is a publication of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Joint Center, designed to bring authoritative analysis and news on the rapidly developing domestic and foreign policy issues in Turkey. It includes topical analysis, as well as a summary of the Turkish media debate.