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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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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 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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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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  This piece was originally published in International Policy Digest There are quite a few similarities between Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Both are charismatic and ambitious, but more ominously, both are autocratic. Erdogan gained popularity in the mid-1990s when he served as the mayor of Istanbul. After a coup… » read more

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This article was first published on Modern Diplomacy.   The media-politics relationship in Turkey has been one of the most important factors shaping the quality of democracy.   Media is seen as the “fourth estate” in modern democracies. It acts as a “watchdog” for state affairs. The media coverage of issues is very important in… » read more

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    This article was first published in International Policy Digest. 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, some 2.3 million people globally have died from COVID-19. As a… » read more

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This article was first published on Eurasia Review   Media is seen as the “fourth estate” in modern democracies. It acts as a “watchdog” for state affairs. The media coverage of issues is very important in agenda setting. Media freedom is essential to a working democracy as agenda-setting is one of the significant roles of… » read more

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The foreign policy of Turkey has undergone substantial changes since its establishment due to internal and external factors. This research article is an attempt to analyze Turkish foreign policy from a historical perspective. While doing this, the political culture, decision-making processes in foreign policy issues and the structure of foreign policy determinants will also be… » read more

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    Introduction   Turkey has been characterized with a sui generis democracy and economy compared to other Middle Eastern or Muslim countries. As the the political system of Turkey has changed over time and moved towards a Western-type of democracy, Turkish economy has not stayed the same inevitably. The role of the state has… » read more

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