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AN INTERVIEW WITH PROF. HÜSAMETTIN ARSLAN ABOUT 15 JULY BY BENGÜL GÜNGÖRMEZ(22.03.2017)

An Interview with Prof. Hüsamettin Arslan About 15 July by Bengül Güngörmez

Bengül Güngörmez: On the night of July 15, 2016 Turkey witnessed outrageous incidents that will haunt people for years to come. A coup with a foreign reach was attempted, planned and conducted by FETÖ militants, and led by Fethullah Gülen. From the government to the opposition people from various segments of the society put up a great fight against the attempt. Some of them made history. We have martyrs and a great number of injured. Kids, women and elders were murdered by militants dressed in soldier uniforms. Our parliament was bombed the first time in its history. In a way, all the dropped bombs were dropped against the democracy. They bombarded our democracy. This cou...


IS THE TURKISH DEFENCE INDUSTRY READY FOR SHANGHAI?(29.12.2016)

Is the Turkish Defence Industry Ready for Shanghai?

Shanghai Cooperation Organization (SCO) is a rising star in the East. While its development has similarities with the European Union, it also has its own exclusive peculiarities. Both the People's Republic of China and Russia have experienced ideological issues and faced with border violations after World War II. After the end of Cold War however, both countries have realised that the barren rivalry between the two hurt both of them the same. With the structuring they made in 1996, the People's Republic of China, Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and Tajikistan has announced themselves to the world as the Shanghai Five. The Shanghai Five emerged as a reaction to ...


TURKEY-IRAN RELATIONS FROM THE PERSPECTIVE OF JULY 15(19.10.2016)

Turkey-Iran Relations From the Perspective of July 15

In line with their geopolitical locations, historical backgrounds and strategic aims, Iran and Turkey have been two historically important countries in the region as two neighbour countries with different systems of government. These two medium-sized countries with a legacy of imperialism have become targets for countries outside of the region due their capability to influence regional developments. In these days where we experience change of borders and regimes in the Middle East, especially with regards to the issues of regional stability and security affairs, Iran and Turkey have been forced into cooperation despite the regional rivalry between the two countries. In this w...


TURKISH STREAM AND RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TURKEY AND RUSSIA(29.08.2016)

Turkish Stream and Relationship Between Turkey and Russia

– Minister of Energy and Natural Resources Berat Albayrak has said that the "Turkish Stream" natural gas pipeline project is back on the agenda between Moscow and Ankara, and that negotiations have started. According to Albayrak, the relations between Turkey and Russia will go back to where they were before the plane crisis. Albayrak is on the opinion that normalization of the bilateral relations will be of benefit to both countries. We wanted to take your opinion on this regard.Turkey and Russia are two states that are both in Europe in terms of geography, but are not considered fully "European" by the countries in Europe. Hence, if both countries employ their geopolitical s...


THE JULY 15 COUP ATTEMPT: WESTERN ALLIANCE, GEOPOLITICS AND NEW PURSUITS(30.07.2016)

The July 15 Coup Attempt: Western Alliance, Geopolitics and New Pursuits

July 15, 2016 saw the opening of a new black page for Turkey with regards to her history of democracy. Turkey witnessed a coup attempt by a group of soldiers within the Turkish Armed Forces that are members of the Gülenist Terror Organization (FETÖ) and call themselves the "Peace at Home Council" during the dates of July 15-16 2016. In the official website of the Turkish Armed Forces and TRT a memorandum broadcasted which stated that the army seized control of the country, and martial law and a curfew was declared.After President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called people resist against the coup, the attempt failed. This article approaches the coup attempt and its outcome within the cont...


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