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WILL AFGHANISTAN BECOME THE NEXT PROXY WAR?(13.03.2017)

Will Afghanistan Become The Next Proxy War?

Asst. Prof. Dr. Yusuf Çınar from the Department of International Relations in Bitlis Eren University interprets what further Russian involvement in Afghanistan of late could mean with regards to regional politics. The materialisation of the September 11 attacks in between the then on-going post-Cold War American global hegemony discussions once again put the spotlight back on Afghanistan. Afghanistan has turned into a matter of "prestige" during the War on Terror initiated by the George W. Bush administration. In other words, the "Enduring Freedom Operation" was the first indication that the USA was becoming a global hegemon. The US’ involvement in Afghanistan was unrivalled and dif...


DOES PKK USE DRUG ADDICTS TO CONDUCT SUICIDE ATTACKS?(19.01.2017)

Does PKK Use Drug Addicts To Conduct Suicide Attacks?

For the illegal Marxist organisations, a suicide attack is a last effort to stand up for themselves. Especially as a result of the successful operations in Eastern and South-eastern Anatolia against it, PKK has changed its strategy and started to go for suicide attacks by employing its urban settlements. In the previous periods there was a symbolical dimension for terrorist organisations which made suicide attacks meaningful for them, however today they are mainly employed as the fastest way of getting results.Tamil Tigers of Sri Lanka were the first organisation in the world to initiate suicide attacks. The Marxist, ethnic separatist organisation has frequently employed suic...


IT IS DIFFICULT TO BE A ‘MODEL COUNTRY’ IN THIS GEOGRAPHY(5.11.2015)

It is Difficult to be a ‘Model Country’ in this Geography

An academic from Selçuk University Department of International Relations and the president of International Strategic Outlook, Yusuf Çınar, explained the ‘terror’ issue to Memleket.Çınar who stated that the ‘Kurdish Issue and the PKK problem should not be elaborated as a whole, told that operations displayed Turkey’s power, though Turkey should learn from the past and must be more careful in becoming a model country in the following years. He also stated that “while in a position of being a model country in the region, one should not disregard geographical factors.”My dearest professor, can you describe the definition of terror?Terror means to suppress. To frighten...


FERIT TEMUR: "THE SCO HAS THE POTENTIAL OF BEING A GLOBAL ACTOR”(8.06.2015)

Ferit Temur:

We know Ferit Temur with his analyses about Russia and Eurasia region; we had an interview with Mr. Temur, who currently goes on his doctoral studies at the Diplomatic Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, on his recently published book “The Shanghai Cooperation Organization in the Rising Asia: Past, Present and Future”. The book encompasses actual data, analysis and some foresights about the SCO and it also offers a seminal mirror regarding both the organization and the Eurasia region. He has been in many countries including the most strategic regions to specialize in post-Soviet geography for more than 8 years and he has even foreseen that Ru...


THE 2015 GOALS OF DHKP-C: ANALYSIS OF DISCOURSE AND STRATEGY(4.03.2015)

The 2015 GOALS OF DHKP-C: Analysis of Discourse and Strategy

DHKP-C, which carries out its activities with attempts to solve its long-term problem of activity that it has been living because of the lack of “capacity” in the process over the past last 6-7 years, has determined to reach its former organizational capacity and power of activity as the main target in this period. The organization that weights mostly its restructuring activities in the legal field and propaganda activities to aim at gaining members and sympathizers was aiming at evaluate the possibilities of expanding its base in this way.In 2012-2013, the practice of legal structure and propaganda activities has begun to show itself in a concrete way under the platform of opera...


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