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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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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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Trends in Turkey 2019

    The result of the ‘Trends in Turkey’ [Türkiye Eğilimleri] survey which has been held for ten years was announced at a meeting held at Kadir Has University in previous days. The study, which was prepared by an academic team under the coordination of Prof. Mustafa Aydın was conducted between November 25 and December… » read more

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  Thanks to the social media I have lately had the chance to communicate with one of the authors (Assoc. Serhat Koloğlugil) of the article that is under review in my blog piece today. The title of article is “Is ingroup favoritism contingent on the expectation of reciprocity from ingroup members?: The case of reputation… » 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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      The construction works for Canal Istanbul project, linking the Black Sea and the Sea of Marmara (and the Mediterranean Sea), north and south of Istanbul was expected to start by the end of 2019, according to Turkish media, but there is no official confirmation from the government about the exact date. Known… » read more

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It is known that Turkey and the internationally-recognized, U.N.-backed Government of National Accord (GNA) of Libya signed a memorandum of understanding on Nov. 27, regarding the Eastern Mediterranean region.   The memorandum asserts Turkey’s rights in the Eastern Mediterranean region clarifying that the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) also has rights to have access… » read more

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NATION-BUILDING: HOMOGENIZATION POLICIES AND DYNAMICS¨ Almost every nation-state since their inception has had some kind of an ‘imagined’ desired citizen profile. This concept of desired citizen has its constitutive others too. Thus, while on the one hand nation-state endeavors to construct desired citizenship; on the other hand and simultaneously, it tries to assimilate or dissimilate… » read more

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