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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   “…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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    Comparative politics is a sub-field in political science discipline characterized either by the use of the comparative method or other empirical methods to explore politics among countries. The comparative study of politics examines “political institutions – from constitutions to executives to parliaments to parties to electoral laws – and the processes and relationships… » read more

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    I have launched a Youtube channel on Ottoman-Turkish History through which I present literature review and academic comments on Ottoman-Turkish History. I aim to reach to young scholars studying Turkish politics in particular.   One of my videos is on the following link:   Ottoman Political and Societal Structure – YouTube   My… » read more

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There are two main bibliography types in scholarly work:   Working bibliography Annotated bibliography A working bibliography “lists all the sources that you might use in your research essay. It is a “working” document in two ways. For one thing, it will change throughout the research process—expanding each time you add a potentially useful source… » 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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This short blog piece is an attempt to summarize renowned sociologist Zygmunt Bauman’s approach to Holocaust in the light of his book entitled “Modernity and the Holocaust” The holocaust which is characterized by the brutally murder of millions of people is a black mark in history. Zygmunt Bauman has interpreted the Holocaust together with the… » read more

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Young Scholars Summit 2020

Nepal Institute for International Cooperation and Engagement has recently held a webinar with a total number of 275 scholars from 25 countries. Young Scholars Summit covers 30 sessions. For the programme, visit this link   I made a talk about “Syrian Refugees in Turkey” this afternoon.   For my presentation, you can visit my Academia… » read more

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    The concept of “Soft Power” refers to non-hard elements of power, such as culture and institutions, rather than the military power. The concept of “power” is generally defined in the context of Realist IR Theory, which sees the nation-state as the dominant actor and military power as the main tool in international relations.… » read more

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Riots of September 6-7, 1955

One of the critical events regarding the minority issue in the history of the Republic has been the September 6-7 events. This incident broke out during the Democratic Party period and it is seen as one of the events that prepared the basid for themilitary coup and made DP rule lose legitimacy.     Considering… » read more

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