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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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Turkey on Oct. 9 launched Operation Peace Spring to eliminate terrorists from northeastern Syria to secure Turkey’s borders, aid in the safe return of Syrian refugees and ensure Syria’s territorial integrity. It is knowm that, on Oct. 17, Turkey agreed to pause the operation for 120 hours to allow the withdrawal of YPG/PKK terrorists.  … » read more

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  State-formation process entails producing some kind of an ‘imagined’good or desired citizen profile. This concept of imagined desired citizen has its significant other(s) too who have influenced the constitution or reconstitution of the national identity. The notion of a significant other may be another ethnic or religious group and significant others have an influence… » read more

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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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