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*This article was originally published on Modern Diplomacy   Nowadays, world politics witness extraordinary developments. The January 6 crisis has been the first bloody event in US political history since the British invasion of the Congress in 1814. On January 6th, a group of pro-Trump protesters swarmed the Capitol building in an angry mob and… » read more

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It is a widely-known fact that, Turkey has undergone several changes and turbulent years. Military interventions, Kurdish uprisings and PKK terror, the inability of non-state actors and elites to cope with non-democratic practices – all of these have so far had major impact not only upon theTurkish society but also upon the Turkish media. Since… » read more

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    I have launched a Youtube channel on Ottoman-Turkish History through which I present literature review and academic comments on Ottoman-Turkish History. I aim to reach to young scholars studying Turkish politics in particular.   One of my videos is on the following link:   Ottoman Political and Societal Structure – YouTube   My… » read more

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    First published on Turkish Policy Quarterly web page. This article is an attempt to address Coronavirus crisis within the framework of French thinker Michel Foucault’s (1926-1984) conceptualizations. Foucault’s conceptualizations of “biopower” and “governmentality” can be used as analytical tools in the analysis of Coronavirus management of different countries. On the one hand, the… » read more

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This article is an attempt to discuss capitalism experiment in Gulf countries. The Middle Eastern countries in general and Gulf region in particular have their own unique practice with capitalism. The countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, forming the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) hold huge family based business groups. This describes the capitalist class transforming… » read more

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This year I have had the chance to participate and make a presentation in the 4th Istanbul Bosphorus International Conference on Cybersecurity, Cyberpolitics and Social Sciences. Last year was my first time in this conference. The conference has provided a really fruitful dialogue platform for academic debates related with cyberpolitics issue in general. In the… » read more

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There are two main bibliography types in scholarly work:   Working bibliography Annotated bibliography A working bibliography “lists all the sources that you might use in your research essay. It is a “working” document in two ways. For one thing, it will change throughout the research process—expanding each time you add a potentially useful source… » read more

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Barrington Moore has been a very influential scholar with his encompassing analysis of specific countries like England. In his work Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (1967) Moore studied how weakening social interests and political structures played a major role in making the new political order. Capitalist transformation in England caused change in class relations… » read more

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A New Era with Joe Biden

  The world watched the American presidential elections carefully. In the presidential elections, the turnout rate was quite high. The candidate of Democrats Joe Biden took the lead and became the forty-sixth president of the USA. Whether the Biden administration will be able to solve the problem of social polarization in America and revive the… » read more

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