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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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  This article was first published on Modern Diplomacy.   Turkey’s human rights record has been on decline in recent years. Women’s rights issue is at the heart of this debate. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn Turkey from the Istanbul Convention through a presidential decree issued last Saturday. The move shocked everyone as country… » read more

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This article was first published on Political Economy Journal   The founder of Turkish Republic Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s conduct of state affairs and foreign policy vision approach was first declared in his 1931 speech during his tours of Anatolia. Atatürk’s saying “Peace at Home, Peace in the World” is seen as a central principle of… » read more

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The coronavirus pandemic, which first emerged in China in late 2019, spread in a very short period of time and quickly reshuffled the domestic and foreign policy priorities of many countries. Thus far, around 2.3 million people have died from Covid-19. As a result of the pandemic, one country which has fundamentally changed its foreign… » read more

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Today I joined a lecture delivered on zoom. The lecture was organized by British Institute at Ankara (BIAA)   The British Institute at Ankara (BIAA) was founded in 1947 and incorporated in the 1956 cultural agreement between the Republic of Turkey and the United Kingdom. It is internationally renowned for conducting research in Turkey and… » read more

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This article was first published on Global Village Space   Turkey has been witnessing rising authoritarianism especially in the aftermath of the transition to a presidential regime. Without a sufficient checks and balances system, it is not surprising to see that this transition paves the way for further authoritarianism. The compromise and cooperation culture and… » read more

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The Coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way (academic) information has been circulated in an enormous way. I have lately been active in many webinars and zoom conferences.   The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) has been one of the centers that I have learnt during the pandemic. In previous weeks I applied for the… » read more

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