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This piece is taken from a part of my PhD thesis defended in 2015. For proposal sample visit this link. Alevis[1] differ from the Sunni Muslim majority in their practice and interpretation of Islam. Specific rituals and cultural practices play an important role in the maintenance of Alevi identity. Parallel to the Islamist and Kurdish… » read more

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  In this blog piece, I will provide a summary of the renowned book “Politics” of Andrew Heywood. This summary of mine was made for my PhD course in 2011. CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS POLITICS?   Politics, in its broadest sense can be defined as the activity through which people make, preserve and amend the… » 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

Posted by Begum Burak

  On 27 May, 1960, modern Turkey witnessed its first full-fledged military coup. The coup was of a non-hierarchical nature in the sense that it was not carried out by generals but by other military officers belonging to lower status such as colonels. What paved the way for the coup can be seen as multi-dimensional.… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

    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

Posted by Begum Burak

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

Posted by Begum Burak