“Don’t be soft”. The New Turkey’s Attitude in Handling Domestic and Foreign Policies

[…] In the last quarter of 2015 there are still some major political problems ahead of Turkey. How did Turkey’s international ambitions fall apart? It’s a question with multiple answers. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s grandiose ideas of his role in the world, his desire to transform Turkey into an all-powerful presidential system, and the collapse of the Kurdish peace process, itself a consequence of the Syrian civil war, have all contributed to damaging Ankara’s once-promising foreign policy. […]

Federico De Renzi

Master’s degree in Turkish Language and Literature (Sapienza University of Rome)

Francesco Ventura

Master’s degree in International Relations and European Studies (University of Florence)

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  • Introduction – A lot of problem with all neighbors (p. 4)
  • Turkey’s Domestic Policy (p. 10)
    • Failure in regional policy and its consequences (p. 10)
    • Home Extreme Makeover (p. 10)
    • A Peace to end all Peace(p. 16)
  • “War at home, war in the world” . Turkey-Kurdish relations in the Mesopotamian cauldron (p. 24)
    • The PYD/YPG and the peace process stand-off in Turkey (p. 27)
    • Fog of war in Rojava (p. 29)
    • Russian shadows (p. 33)
    • The bastion of NATO… once more? (p. 38)
  • References (p. 39)
  • About the Authors (p. 43)


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