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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 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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  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 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn Turkey from the Istanbul Convention through a presidential decree issued last Saturday.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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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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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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Islam has been widely studied in both Turkish and Western academia. However most of the time Islam and its interaction with politics has been addressed. Associate professor of Religion Dr. Philip Dorroll from Wofford College (USA) in his new book offers a new perspective about Turkish Islam from late Ottoman times up until modern days.… » read more

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This article was first published on Modern Diplomacy This is the last piece of my “Turkish politics” article series. In this piece, I will try to address the role of civil society in Turkish political life and democracy in a brief way. The role of civil society is very important in shaping the democratic institutions… » read more

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  It is known that, forms of state-society relations may vary depending on the cultural, economic and socio-historical contexts. Thus, it would be better to assert that not a single political process takes place in different societies as the relationship between the state and the society is not the same or fixed. Besides some other… » read more

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