Your feedback is important to us!
We invite all our readers to share with us their views and comments about this article.
Disclaimer: Comments submitted by third parties on this site are the sole responsibility of the individual(s) whose content is submitted. The Daily Star accepts no responsibility for the content of comment(s), including, without limitation, any error, omission or inaccuracy therein. Please note that your email address will NOT appear on the site.
Alert: If you are facing problems with posting comments, please note that you must verify your email with Disqus prior to posting a comment. follow this link to make sure your account meets the requirements. (http://bit.ly/vDisqus)
Turkey is moving into unchartered political territory, following the failure of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) to retain its parliamentary majority in the country's recent general election.The choices that Turkey makes in establishing a new government will not only be pivotal to shaping the future of democracy there; the next administration could also play a decisive role in a series of peace processes vital to restoring stability in the wider Middle East.First and foremost for Turkey, there is the ongoing peace process with its own Kurdish population. Everyone in the new republic who was not explicitly defined as a member of an officially recognized minority was supposed to merge into a new Turkish identity.A high priority for any new government in Turkey should be to complete the peace process that Erdogan began.The new administration's stance will thus be critical: Turkey has much to gain by supporting a solution in Cyprus; but it could also revert to old habits and spoil today's unique opportunity.The immediate task facing Turkey is to bridge old divisions and establish a functioning coalition government.
The end of Scandinavian nonalignment
Can Europe sustain the Macron moment?
A U.K. that cuts itself adrift from Europe risks a tragedy
FOLLOW THIS ARTICLE