Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Author

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu

Minister of Foreign Affairs, Turkey
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
Turkish Foreign Policy in a Time of Perpetual Turmoil
01 Ocak 2017
2016 was a difficult year for the world; however, Turkey demonstrated her strength and resilience politically, economically, and security-wise. This commentary focuses on the future policies and challenges that Turkey may face in 2017. These policies include the open door policy towards the Syrian refugees and consolidation of the basic foreign policy tenets of Turkey. It is argued that in the face of these challenges, Turkey must always remember that upholding our common values and the spirit of cooperation is central to bringing peace, hope and prosperity to humankind.