Call for Papers- TPQ’s Winter 2018 Issue

Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) is inviting scholars, journalists, practitioners, and civil society leaders to contribute to its Winter 2018 issue. If you are interested in contributing, please submit an abstract (400 words) and a short bio to The deadline for submitting an abstract is 8 December 2017. Full article submission deadline is 8 January 2018.

 Scope: Religion, identity, and values in Turkey.

  • Religion and Politics: What is the appeal of Islamic politics among Turkish society today? How have religion-state relations shifted under the AKP era / in tandem with Turkey’s diminishing EU membership prospects? Is the tension between secularism and Islamism increasing? How can the “us” (in this context Turk-Muslim-Sunni) versus “the other” (KurdAlevi-non-Muslim) rhetoric be softened? How can state institutions play a greater role in protecting secularism as well as promoting tolerance and diversity within society?
  • Identity and Values: How can rising polarization in Turkey be remedied? Has there been a change in what it means to be “Turkish” in the last two decades? How did Türkiyeli vs. Türk debate end? How is education being used as a tool to fashion a homogenous Turkish identity? In what way is Turkish domestic policy influencing the identity of the Turkish diaspora in Europe?
  • Concept of Nation and Nationalism: Has there been an overall change in nationalist discourse in Turkey? How is classic Kemalist thought being reinterpreted after the failed coup attempt? Is there a neo-Kemalist paradigm emerging? What are some of the challenges ethnic and religious minority groups are currently facing in Turkey and how can they be overcome? How has the influx of Syrian refugees impacted the notion of nationhood in Turkey? Can civic nationalism prevail in the Turkish political scene?
  • Intersection of identity politics and foreign policy: How are domestic identity struggles spilling over to shape and be shaped by Turkish foreign policy and relations in the international arena?

 About TPQ:

Turkish Policy Quarterly (TPQ) is an Istanbul-based foreign policy journal aiming to foster original thinking and constructive debates on Turkey and its neighborhood. The journal has been published since 2002. TPQ is independent and non-profit, with a track record of including diverse and inter-disciplinary perspectives and encouraging critical opinions on every topic it covers. All the content, articles and information can be accessed at TPQ’s website ( TPQ is also indexed and abstracted by EBSCO and Thomson Reuters’s Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI).