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    This book review was published in Global Policy Journal based at Durham University, UK.   As the only Muslim and secular democratic country in the Middle East, the history, political structure and institutions of Turkey have been of particular scholarly interest. It has been a critical actor in the Middle East as well… » read more

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This article was originally published on Modern Diplomacy   The first case of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in Turkey was seen in Istanbul and was shared with the public with the statement of Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on the night of March 10, 2020. The pandemic spread to the whole country in a short period… » read more

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This opinion article was first published in Duvar English.   The democratic form of government has a long-established tradition dating back to Ancient Greek times. Although its forms and practices have changed, democracy is seen as the most important form of government in today’s world. Democratic consolidation cannot be fully realized without the internalization and… » read more

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Face-to-face education has been suspended for a long time due to the obligations required by pandemic conditions since last March. Despite the gradual transition to normal formal education, a significant proportion of education still continues through online arenas. In this process where the pandemic encompasses all areas of life trainings, seminars and conferences continue on… » read more

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This article was previously published on Politika Akademisi   Introduction Media has always been an important parameter in conflicts of every intensity. This essay aims to analyze the Kashmir Dispute based on how it is represented in Indian, Pakistani, and Western media. This study will address the historical background of Kashmir issue first and then… » read more

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The Coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way (academic) information has been circulated all around the world in an enormous way. I have lately been active in many webinars and zoom conferences since the outbreak of the pandemic.     The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) based in Washinton D.C. has been one of the… » read more

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Istanbul Aydın University’s Faculty of Communication hosts an important conference on April 12,13 and 14. The International Communication and Technology Congress (CTC 2021) will be held for the third time this year.   At CTC 2021, the issues of technology,the transformation of society, digital participation, online education around the pandemic are among the issues that… » read more

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This article was originally published on BESA Center web page.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey has never had a fully liberal democratic regime. The country, which suffered the authoritarianism of the Kemalist regime’s top-down attempts to modernize, is now experiencing a different form of authoritarian consolidation under the AKP-controlled government. Authoritarian consolidation can be defined as… » read more

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Central European University’s Doctoral School of Political Science, Public Policy, and International Relations will hold its 16th Annual Doctoral Conference this week. The conference provides a professional, stimulating, and international environment for PhD students and early career researchers in political science to discuss their works in progress, establish networks, and initiate collaborative research. In the… » read more

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The London-based Political Studies Association since 1950 has been organizing conferences, workshops, seminars and other events to encourage the development of political science studies. This year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, the annual conference was held on digital platform.   Many different topics have been discussed in various panels at the conference which took place… » read more

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