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    Coronavirus is continuing to spread all over the world, with nearly three million confirmed cases in 185 countries. At least 200,000 people have died so far.[1] The COVID-19 virus was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China in late 2019. It spread almost all over the world in a very short period… » read more

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This article was written in 2012. Now I want to post it on my blog page. It is also available online at GW Post but it is hard to find and get Access; so I put it here as some sort of archieve practice 🙂     In my country, while discussing daily political and… » read more

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  Totalitarian regimes have their own code of conduct. In democratic regimes, the ruling elites have certain and similar responsibilities. However, every totalitarian regime has its own unique nature despite similarities as every totalitarian leader has his own self-declared rules.   In this short essay, I will try to analyze Karl Popper’s work ‘The Open… » read more

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Islam and Liberty

This blog article was firstly published in early 2012 when I was a PhD candidate. My academic interests dont cover the issues of religious liberty or Islam in general. However, I had written it to attempt to remove some biased views about Islam among foreign students / my peers (generally they were my audience on… » read more

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After the series of my blog articles concerning migration, I will provide a huge bibliography for the scholars interested in this issue. I already used some of these resources in my blog articles.   Abadan-Unat, N, Bitmeyen Göç: Konuk İşçilikten Ulus Ötesi Yurttaşlığa, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2002.   Akdaş, T., Migration as a security… » read more

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  The article is the last of the series covering migration and migration-related issues. In this blog piece, before covering the role of food in the relationship between migrants and host communities, I will attempt to mention the concepts of “identity” and “culture” first. Identity   Identity can be defined in a double sense. It… » read more

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In this blog article as I said in my earlier articles, I will try to clarify and define the concepts of “migrants”, “asylum seekers” and “refugees”.   Research studies cover a variety of categories of migrants, such as immigrants, student migrants, economic migrants, internally displaced persons, unaccompanied minors, refugees, sans-papiers (undocumented migrants) and asylum seekers.… » read more

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  In this blog piece, I will try to cover the theories of migration and types of migration. As known migration has been a hotly debated issue especially right after the Syrian civil war since 2011. The refugee crisis has dominated the agenda of European countries. The first steps taken to complete theoretical framework for… » read more

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Migration: Conceptual Review

In my blog post today, I will attempt to analyze migration in theory and practice. My upcoming articles will be about theories of migration, the relationship between gender, food and identity and the role of cuisine in the interaction among migrants and host communuties. My blog series will cover a major literature on migration, gender… » read more

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RAND Report: What is new?

Last month, in the latest report published by RAND researchers, the key challenges confronting the U.S.-Turkish partnership over the coming years have been covered. The analysts recommend possible initiatives to sustain it during what is likely to be a turbulent era. The RAND report focuses on the political, social, and economic events that are changing… » read more

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