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Election Of The 10th August 2014

Election Of The 10th August 2014

August 2014

Mr. Erdoğan has been elected the 12. President of Republic on the 10th of August 2014.  Attentive observers noticed that none of the candidates could be in a position to get the absolute majority in case of a massive participation. On the contrary, a low rate of participation would allow Mr. Erdoğan to pass over the fatidical bar of 50 percent.  Actually,...

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: limited options in unstable times

US Foreign Policy in the Middle East: limited options in unstable times

August 2014

Post-2011: From bad to worse The failure of the United States to handle a rising tide of instability in the Middle East is not without precedent. Despite successes in other parts of the world, US foreign policy has long struggled to achieve positive outcomes in the Middle East. Still, today there is a new sense of failure surrounding American policy as negative...

The Revenge Of Middle East’s 100 Years

The Revenge Of Middle East’s 100 Years

August 2014

We are currently living World War I’s 100th anniversary.  Calendar dates could be symbols for historical statements. Especially 50th or 100th steps facilitate some evaluations, self-criticisms, indictments and etc. But the common points generally include taking lessons from these events. Surely, aforementioned handles also contain subjectivities. States’...

Origin Of The Conflicts In The Middle East..

Origin Of The Conflicts In The Middle East..

August 2014

Rational and Irrational Interests versus Universal Values   Can BÜYÜKBAY   The termination of the Cold War has changed the character of international conflicts but it has not reduced the violence and the pain human beings suffer from. In the last years, fatal and deep conflicts increase rapidly, especially in the Middle East. The structural and...

Social Media Guide For The Turkish Politicans: Be Yourself

Social Media Guide For The Turkish  Politicans: Be Yourself

August 2014

It is quite interesting to observe how Turkish politicians use social media  inacurately as part of their lobbying activities. It is more interesting, indeed, to notice how insufficient they could be in using social media most of the time. In fact, it should be the priority of the contemprory politician  to understand fully the skills of the social media and ...

Sledgehammer: A Turning Point In the History of Turkish Judiciary System.

Sledgehammer: A Turning Point In the History of Turkish Judiciary System.

August 2014

There is a famous proverb used in English that we could use in our lives quite often: Silence is bliss. Not in Turkey any more. Here, silence is not counted as a bliss. Instead it has ruined the lives of many intellectuals. The Sledgehammer Case of Turkey started in January 2010 which marks a turning point in the history of justice in Turkey. With the delivery...