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    This book review was published in Global Policy Journal based at Durham University, UK.   As the only Muslim and secular democratic country in the Middle East, the history, political structure and institutions of Turkey have been of particular scholarly interest. It has been a critical actor in the Middle East as well… » read more

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This article was originally published on Modern Diplomacy   The first case of the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic in Turkey was seen in Istanbul and was shared with the public with the statement of Health Minister Fahrettin Koca on the night of March 10, 2020. The pandemic spread to the whole country in a short period… » read more

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The Coronavirus pandemic has transformed the way (academic) information has been circulated all around the world in an enormous way. I have lately been active in many webinars and zoom conferences since the outbreak of the pandemic.     The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict (ICNC) based in Washinton D.C. has been one of the… » read more

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Istanbul Aydın University’s Faculty of Communication hosts an important conference on April 12,13 and 14. The International Communication and Technology Congress (CTC 2021) will be held for the third time this year.   At CTC 2021, the issues of technology,the transformation of society, digital participation, online education around the pandemic are among the issues that… » 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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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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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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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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  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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