Cover Osteuropa 10-12/2018

In Osteuropa 10-12/2018

The end of the illusions
What to do next with Russia and Turkey?

Andreas Heinemann-Grüder

Deutsche Fassung


With regard to its domestic and foreign policy, the Turkish regime is coming closer to the Russian authoritarian regime of control with its charismatic leadership, nationalistic populism, “securitization” of domestic policy and numerous repressions. The conflicts between Germany and the EU and Russia and Turkey are not a misunderstanding, but symptoms of a systemic conflict. In this country, society, the media and politics should stand up to Ankara’s and Moscow’s subversive activities. Western double moral standards are the most powerful argument used by Putin’s and Erdoğan’s supporters, while normative integrity in Europe is the necessary response.

(Osteuropa 10-12/2018, pp. 261–270)