A “Three-Way Approach” to Incorporating Muslim Immigrants in the EU: A Turkish Perspective
Prof. Dr. Kemal Kirişçi
The European Commission has made a tremendous effort to get Member States to accept the notion of a “two-way approach” to the integration of immigrants. However, this paper shows how this “two-way” approach needs to be supplemented by a “threeway” approach to meet the challenges associated with the incorporation of Muslim immigrants in particular. This would, where possible, engage and make use of the experiences of the sending country to assist receiving countries in achieving a better incorporation of immigrants. Traditionally, sending countries have been seen as part of the integration problem associated with immigrants, and partnerships with third countries have been largely framed to prevent or control unwanted migration.
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Turkey's New Foreign Policy: Zero Conflicts?
Prof. Dr. Sholmo Avineri
Current Turkish-Israeli relations have to be seen in the wider context of Turkish foreign policy as developed strategically by Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.
In a most significant way, this new policy it is an expression of Turkey’s coming of age and extricating itself from the constraints put on it by the Kemalist tradition, which viewed the Republic as having to confront a dual set of threats – internal (to its integral unity, hence the policy vis-à-vis the Kurds) and external (e.g. Greece, but also the Soviet Union). This traditional policy also necessitated the internal integralist regime, accompanied as it was by some of the authoritarian elements associated with the Kemalist legacy.
Center for European Studies