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THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN TURKEY AND THE EU(12.04.2016)

The Relationship Between Turkey and the EU

1.In the Turkey – EU summit that took place in Brussels on Monday, parties did not agree on the draft text. However, rumour has it that a good few EU leaders ‘lean towards’ the draft. Do you think EU will accept the offers Turkey prepared?As of its formation, European Union has strategic borders. Accordingly, it is not possible to answer the question of where the borders of the EU start and end. As the EU can extend its borders over Kazakhstan accordingly to its benefit, it can also narrow them down at Turkey. Today, because of refugee crisis, Turkey has become a tampon country for the EU to be protected against the refugee crisis. Even though Turkey was very refo...


HOW SHOULD THE REALPOLITIK OF TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY BE?(4.04.2016)

How Should the Realpolitik of Turkish Foreign Policy Be?

Bismarck is one of the most important representatives of the concept of Realpolitik in foreign policy literature in the 20th century. In the process of the foundation of Germany, 39 German states have come together under the German Federation roof, following the leadership of Otto von Bismarck. Even though it is appreciated that he assembled 39 states under the same roof, the criticism that Bismarck did not take the domestic public opinion during the “unification” process is often argued. In this regard, Realism’s distinction of Low-High Politics can be stated as in close relation to Bismarck’s habit of leaving the public out of issues of “high politics” as the decision maker...


WHO SHOULD BE LISTENING TO THE WARNING BELLS OF APRIL 24?(3.07.2012)

Who should be listening to the warning bells of April 24?

Turkey has been able to maintain a firm stance regarding the Armenian matters that have at times occupied the global agenda in recent years. This year it appears it will be able to brush off the whole April 24 syndrome. But another side to the issue presents us with a different reality; a process guided by different strategies has begun for the Armenians, who appear, from the outside, to be the losing side.In recent times, the Armenian diaspora has tried every method possible to keep this issue from sliding out of the global spotlight. There appear to be no limits to what this diaspora will do in terms of increasing anti-Turkey activities in the countries where they reside...



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