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MUSLIM TURKISH MINORITY IN WESTERN THRACE(11.01.2017)

Muslim Turkish Minority in Western Thrace

The great effort Mustafa Kemal showed and the mutual trust coming with the Treaty of Lausanne affected Turkish-Greek relations positively and ushered to the stability to be supplied in the Balkans but this period didn’t last long. Western Thrace where 90% of the population became Muslim Turkish with the Treaty of Lausanne in 1923 remained in Greece borders. Western Thrace is in the north-east of Greece and is covered with Evros River in the east, Macedonia in the west, Bulgaria in the north and Aegean Sea in the south. Western Thrace is composed of Alexandroupoli, Komotini and Xanthi cities. Turkish commission expressed there were 150.000 Turkish in the western Thrace in Lausanne...


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...


THE "NOSTALGIA PHENOMENON" OF TRUMP, MERKEL AND BAGHDADI(16.06.2016)

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As elections draw nearer in the US, a new phenomenon is frequently being used by leaders of the world. This new phenomenon can be conceptualized as “nostalgia." It can be said that this “nostalgia" of the peoples of the world manifest itself as a new phenomenon helping nation states to ‘dream’ after the fall of Communist systems. In this analysis, US presidency candidate Donald Trump's, German chancellor Angela Merkel's and ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi's "nostalgia" will be examined. The website supporting Donald Trump is using the headline "Great America." Trump uses the website to collect donations and make political propaganda. Trump promises that he will ...


INTERVIEW WITH YUSUF ÇıNAR ABOUT TURKEY AND EU: VISA AGREEMENT AND REFUGEE PROBLEM(14.05.2016)

Interview with Yusuf Çınar About Turkey and EU: Visa Agreement and Refugee Problem

1.How do you think, can Turkey and EU make a final deal about visa liberalization and what is needed for the agreement?The European Commission proposed  to the European Parliament and Council of the European Union to lift the visa requirements for the citizens of Turkey, However Visa Liberalisation Roadmap is including some false steps. The agreement has not talked under the natural circumstances. Because, more than a million migrants and refugees crossed into Europe in 2015. Migrants made the journey overland through Turkey,Greece,Western Balkans. The Refugee agreement to design Turkey’s Position as a barrier against Refugees. On the other hand visa liberalization w...


IN THE TIES BETWEEN TURKEY AND ISRAEL GEO-ECONOMICS SHOULD TRUMP GEO-POLITICS(15.12.2015)

In the Ties Between Turkey and Israel Geo-Economics Should Trump Geo-Politics

In the hour of need, when the Russian-Turkish diplomatic confrontation over the downed Russian Su-24 jet, Israeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu reiterated his willingness to sell natural gas to Turkey. Turkey is going to experience crunch in energy as the result of an escalating anti-Turkish sanctions imposed by Russia since the incident, when the two Turkish F-15s downed the Russian SU-24 jet which entered for about 15 seconds the Turkish airspace on November 24. Turkey imports 60 percent of its natural gas from Russia and Russia, undoubtedly, is going to use an “energy” weapon to pressure Turkey like it did in in 1996 and 1999 against Ukraine.An here geo-economics e...


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