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    This piece was first published on the Compaion. Almost all of us watch the striking dimensions of global waste in the news release. The levels of waste are thought-provoking. What is even more tragical is that we are still not conscious about wasting; however it is a bleeding wound.   “Janus” is known… » 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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This article was first published on Modern Diplomacy   The state-religion relationship and secularism policies in Turkey have been of a scholarly endeavor for both local and international researchers. While analyzing democracy journey and modernization history of Turkey, secularism has been one of the top-analyzed issues. The first attempts of secularism were witnessed in the… » read more

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This article was first published on Modern Diplomacy   Since the transition to multiparty democracy in 1950, Turkish political life witnessed two fully fledged direct military coups in 1960 and in 1980 and a memorandum issued by the army that led to the fall of government in 1971. In a similar way, a post-modern coup… » read more

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  This article was first published on Modern Diplomacy   “…Turkish Army is determined to defend the unitary secular state founded by Ataturk… Protection of fundamental characteristics of the republic cannot be considered as an intervention in domestic politics.” said, Isık Kosaner, ex-Chief of the General Staff   Democracy as a regime type is the… » read more

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*This article was originally published on Modern Diplomacy   Nowadays, world politics witness extraordinary developments. The January 6 crisis has been the first bloody event in US political history since the British invasion of the Congress in 1814. On January 6th, a group of pro-Trump protesters swarmed the Capitol building in an angry mob and… » read more

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Barrington Moore has been a very influential scholar with his encompassing analysis of specific countries like England. In his work Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy (1967) Moore studied how weakening social interests and political structures played a major role in making the new political order. Capitalist transformation in England caused change in class relations… » read more

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Today is the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Under United Nations roof, International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is observed on October 17 each year since 1993. It promotes people’s awareness of the need to eradicate poverty worldwide, particularly in third world countries. Hereby, I want to share one of my articles… » read more

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