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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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This article was originally published on BESA Center web page.   EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: Turkey has never had a fully liberal democratic regime. The country, which suffered the authoritarianism of the Kemalist regime’s top-down attempts to modernize, is now experiencing a different form of authoritarian consolidation under the AKP-controlled government. Authoritarian consolidation can be defined as… » 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 Modern Diplomacy.   Turkey’s human rights record has been on decline in recent years. Women’s rights issue is at the heart of this debate. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn Turkey from the Istanbul Convention through a presidential decree issued last Saturday. The move shocked everyone as country… » 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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This article was first published on Modern Diplomacy.   The media-politics relationship in Turkey has been one of the most important factors shaping the quality of democracy.   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… » 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   “…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 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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