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Today my blog piece is again about a book. The book is written by Ahmet Öncü and Gürcan Koçan with the name “Citizen Alevi in Turkey: Beyond Confirmation and Denial”.       Here are some important points covered in the book     Understood as one “imagined” homogeneous socio-cultural-political whole (Gellner, 1997; Anderson, 1991),… » read more

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The UN is an international organization founded with the aim to promote peace and stability in international platform along with providing cooperation in the area of economy and culture among the states. The UN was founded in 1945 after the Second World War. In the Charter of the United Nations signed in San Francisco (… » read more

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  The signing of Lausanne Peace Treaty marks the end of the War of Independence. The Treaty was signed with France, Portugal, Bulgaria, Japan, Greece, Romania, Italy, Britain, Belgium and Yugoslavia in Switzerland. The Treaty of Sevres (1920) had remained as a draft treaty and could never come into force. Finally, the Treaty of Lausanne… » read more

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Realism still matters…

  Article Review: “Realism” by Jack Donnelly in Burchill et. al., eds. , Theories of International Relations New York: Palgrave, 2005), pp: 29-54 In my blog piece, I will try to analyze J. Donnelly’s article. In this article, the author is trying to find the answer of the question of “what are realism’s characteristic forms,… » read more

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        Today is father’s day…. Happy Father’s Day!   On this very day, I want to publish a blog piece about paternalism and the historical roots of father’s day.   Every special day has its own history and so does the father’s day. On July 5, 1908, a church located in the… » read more

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  Books have always much to say. Some find much in novels, some in biographical works etc. In my blog today, I have decided to make book reviews. My first book is Raewyn Connell’s book named Gender and Power: Society, the Person, and Sexual Politics. Connell’s book presents a theory and the methodology of constructivist… » read more

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    The founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, arrived in Samsun on May 19, 1919, to run an uprising against the decision of the World War I allies to divide the territories of the defeated Ottoman Empire. Turkey accepts the date of Atatürk’s arrival in Samsun as the starting date of the… » read more

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      Maybe, the title of my blog piece seems a bit tricky and thought-provoking. Of course, I do not mean that, in today’s world, mothers lose their intrinsic values because of integrating into the capitalist order.I aim to argue that, wild capitalism exploits motherhood through commercialization… With its inception, Mother’s Day was intended… » read more

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The events of 1915

The final years of the Ottoman Empire was a tragic period for the people that made up the Empire. Turks, Armenians, and many other groups suffered immensely. So, this period needs to be understood and analyzed in its entirety. Concerning the 1915 events, Turkey’s views are based on available archival documents, academic research and oral… » read more

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It is very unfortunate to observe a physical attack against the leader of the main opposition party Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu. We all know that one thing is certain. This attack has made it crystal clear that the long-standing political polarization in the country can bring rather dangerous outcomes. The harsh rhetoric adopted by the political figures… » read more

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