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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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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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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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        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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    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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      Maybe, the title of my blog piece seems a bit tricky and thought-provoking. Of course, I do not mean that, in today’s world, mothers lose their intrinsic values because of integrating into the capitalist order.I aim to argue that, wild capitalism exploits motherhood through commercialization… With its inception, Mother’s Day was intended… » read more

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    The decision of the Supreme Electoral Board (YSK) to repeat only Istanbul metropolitan mayoral election is of a political nature according to many people. The declarations of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan along with the leader of Nationalist Action Party (MHP) Devlet Bahçeli and the pro-government media put a considerable degree of pressure upon… » 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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