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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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  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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  Education is key to self-awareness and self-development. The right to education for every single person has been a global goal for decades, but since the 1990s, female education and women’s empowerment have come into sharp focus.   The key role of female education in economic and political development in addition to the role it… » read more

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With the end of the Cold War, new techniques and approaches have emerged in the international system in the fight against global terrorism. In order to maintain international peace and security, conventional methods and tools like the military forces have become insufficient to combat terrorism and new threats like cyber crimes.   As a consequence… » read more

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          In the last couple of weeks, Turkey has been witnessing quite bizarre developments in the political scene.   As known, the İstanbul polls will be re-held tomorrow and the tension between the two camps has risen. The voters of İmamoğlu and Yıldırım have got engaged in conflictual dialogues in social… » 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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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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