Dimitar Bechev is senior visiting fellow in the European Institute of the London School of Economics. He is an affiliate of South East European Studies at Oxford (SEESOX), a research unit in St Antony's College, Oxford University, and was head of the Sofia office of the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR). His publications include (as editor) What Does Turkey Think (ECFR, June 2011) and Turkey's Illiberal Turn (ECFR, 2014)
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Published in: Can Europe Make It?A genocide of our own: Bulgaria and the memory of Ottoman Armenians
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Published in: Can Europe Make It?Can the EU clean up politics in enlargement countries? Turkey as a case in point
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