By Ann Dismorr
An in-depth examination of the first predominately Muslim EU candidate state.
Ann Dismorr examines the implications of Turkey’s affiliation with Europe and its role in the Middle East against the broader concerns of the widening gap between the West and the Muslim world, terrorism, and the struggle for human rights and democratization.
Particular attention is paid to the reforms initiated by the “moderate Islamist” Justice and Development Party, and to the career and policies of current Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan.
Ann Dismorr was the Swedish Ambassador in Turkey from 2001–2005. She has lived in Saudi Arabia, worked on the Middle East peace process, and served as an ambassador in Lebanon.