The Turkey Initiative of the Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Joint Center was launched in 2006. The main aim of the Initiative is to function as a nexus for expertise, knowledge and information on Turkish politics, society, and foreign relations.
Geopolitical developments in the Middle East and the Black Sea region, Turkey's bid for EU membership, and the evolution of Turkey's experiment in democratic politics in a Muslim society all make Turkey a crucial country to both Europe and the United States, as well as to the region in which it is located. However, Turkey is generally treated peripherally within academic as well as bureaucratic institutions - on the edge of either Europe or Asia - but it is seldom taken as a focal point.
The Turkey Analyst
The main outlet of the Turkey Initiative is the Turkey Analyst edited by Halil M. Karaveli. 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 is published bi-weekly, and includes summaries of selected commentaries in the Turkish media
Visit the Turkey Analyst webpage.