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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 President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has withdrawn Turkey from the Istanbul Convention through a presidential decree issued last Saturday.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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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, around 2.3 million people have died from Covid-19. As a result of the pandemic, one country which has fundamentally changed its foreign… » 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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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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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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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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  The gory news about the murder of a young woman Pınar Gültekin (27) has deeply affected us. In fact, the murder of women has been a bleeding wound of Turkey, but this time the murder story has been shaped in a similar way to movies. As reported by Anadolu Agency (AA), the murderer Cemal… » read more

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