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IN THE SEARCH OF NEW PARTNERS: PUTIN’S TURKIC STREAM FOR TURKEY(8.03.2015)

In the Search of New Partners: Putin’s Turkic Stream for Turkey

BackgroundTurkey is blessed by its geographical position with its geographical excellence on the crossroads of Balkans, Middle East and Caucasus, while cursed by its rogue neighbors. Turkish-Russian relations rely on more than 500 years historical background, where both were at the odds to gain leadership, spread their influences in the region. Both tried to set up new wave of relations after World War I, during Bolsheviks’ leadership in Russia and that of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in Turkey, during and after Soviet Union. After the collapse of USSR and end of the Cold War, Turkey launched independent foreign policy towards its neighbors, notably newly independent...


ERDOGAN STANDS ALONE AFTER LOSING ALLIES(7.01.2014)

Erdogan Stands Alone After Losing Allies

In a country that was accustomed to witness military coups, corruption and political instability, it is incomprehensible that the leader who brought enough reforms to start negotiations with the European union - which the country had sought for 40 years - is accused of shifting Turkey towards 'autocracry'. Recent corruption charges against members of his cabinet and some of their family members sparked another wave of protests against Erdogan and his party, the Justice and Development (AKP). The Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is battered on all fronts now as he faces major challenges from the opposition and resignations from his own party. The ...


WHERE IS THE OPPOSITION TAKING TURKEY TO?(31.12.2013)

Where is the Opposition Taking Turkey to?

What Do Erdogan's Opponents Really Want?The rise of Islamic politics in Turkey can be described as a reaction to what has been seen as “cleansing Islam of political interference". In 1924, Kemal Ataturk, the founder of the Republic of Turkey, abolished the office of the Muslim Caliphate and instituted secular civil law throughout Turkey. Islamic education was banned in favor of secular and Sufi lodges were shut down. Atatürk advocated the replacement of Arabic letters with Latin letters to cut the Turks from their Islamic identity. Any Attempts to bring back Islamic values into government have been met with resistance by the military since then.The radical modernization ...


ALL EYES ON TURKEY(24.09.2013)

All Eyes On Turkey

Many people drew parallels between the movement against Islamists in the Middle East and Turkey’s Gezi Park protests, which are manifested as a region-wide resistance against ruling Islamist parties. However, the protests in the Arab countries have a different context, and while Islamists might have strong ties across the region, the stories remain quite different. In Tunisia and Egypt, there has been a struggle over power after a Revolution that has ousted the worst dictators in the region, Bin Ali and Mubarak. In the wake of the success of the Turkish experience, the people in the Middle East looked up to Islamists as the forbidden fruit that many people we...


KURDISH FACTOR IN TURKISH-SYRIAN RELATIONSHIPS(18.07.2013)

Kurdish Factor in Turkish-Syrian Relationships

?Either Turkey will solve the Kurdish Question or Kurds will solve Turkey's question…?? Cengiz Çandar The boundaries of the majority countries,  aroused in the result of the collapse of the colonial world, were drawn arbitraily and thus, creating  many problems for  peoples living in given region. Perhaps, this arises from the  «divide et impera» principle of international politics, nevertheless, regions  couldn’t  escape from conflicts. In this context, the  condition in the Middle East  is very important, because  this region represents  itself as a cask  full of gunpowder which can detonate eve...


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