The second issue of 2016 of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies is available online now. This issue includes a wide variety of articles on a number of relevant themes, including Syrian refugees in Turkey, by Ayselin Yıldız & Elif Uzgören. Other timely pieces on Turkey are contributed by Ayhan Kaya, who wrote on The Alevi-Bektashi order in Turkey: syncreticism transcending national borders, and Jakub Wódka, whose article examines transnational cooperation of Turkish political parties as a tool of Europeanization. Also focusing on Turkey, Nikos Moudouros analysed Turkey’s ‘Islamic’ vision in Cyprus. Ali Çarkoğlu & Gitta Glüpker-Kesebir contributed a piece comparing public attitudes on EU membership in candidate countries, looking at the cases of Croatia, Macedonia and Turkey from 2004 to 2011.The issue also includes Nino Pokleba‘s discussion of civil society in Georgia, and a contribution from Stefano Braghiroli & Andrey Makarychev looking at Russia and its European supporters. Finally, the issue included three thorough book reviews: Thanos Veremis on Aid in transition: EU development cooperation with Russia & EurasiaDimitris Sotiropoulos on Civil society and transitions in the western Balkans and Alexandros Nafpliotis on Greece, the EEC and the Cold War, 1974–1979: the second enlargementc