FIIA Comment

FIIA Comment 13 (2014)   

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

Publicerad 12.9.2014

Toni Alaranta

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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.