War on Terrorism in The Middle East?

War on Terrorism in The Middle East?

August 2015

Turkish public opinion learnt a militant organisation’s name in June 2014 why the organisation captured Mosul which is an oil rich city in Iraq. The organisation’s name is Islamic State of Iraq-Sham. Sham means Damascus in Turkish. As it is known it’s the capital of Syria. But Sham does not indicate Damascus in the organisation’s initials. It has the...

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’...

An Authoritarian Approach: The Case Of The AKP

An Authoritarian Approach: The Case Of The AKP

May 2014

  Taking the previous right-leaning parties as their model, the AKP takes more steps toward authoritarianism than its predecessors.       Turkey is among the world’s young democratic countries and that democracy brings with it the election system. Voters perceive they hold the power because they are able to determine major government bodies, such...

Alevis in AKP’s Foreign Policy

Alevis in AKP’s Foreign Policy

December 2012

AKP's aggressive policy to expand Islamic brotherhood started to become a threat for Alevis in Turkey.

Turkish Israeli Relations: The Points of a Triangle

Turkish Israeli Relations: The Points of a Triangle

October 2012

It is clear that today Israel has become the new target for anti-Semitism, but Turkey and Israel continue to face the same destiny of being the two 'similar' allies of U.S.

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