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Islam and Liberty

This blog article was firstly published in early 2012 when I was a PhD candidate. My academic interests dont cover the issues of religious liberty or Islam in general. However, I had written it to attempt to remove some biased views about Islam among foreign students / my peers (generally they were my audience on… » read more

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After the series of my blog articles concerning migration, I will provide a huge bibliography for the scholars interested in this issue. I already used some of these resources in my blog articles.   Abadan-Unat, N, Bitmeyen Göç: Konuk İşçilikten Ulus Ötesi Yurttaşlığa, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Yayınları, 2002.   Akdaş, T., Migration as a security… » read more

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  The article is the last of the series covering migration and migration-related issues. In this blog piece, before covering the role of food in the relationship between migrants and host communities, I will attempt to mention the concepts of “identity” and “culture” first. Identity   Identity can be defined in a double sense. It… » read more

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In this blog article as I said in my earlier articles, I will try to clarify and define the concepts of “migrants”, “asylum seekers” and “refugees”.   Research studies cover a variety of categories of migrants, such as immigrants, student migrants, economic migrants, internally displaced persons, unaccompanied minors, refugees, sans-papiers (undocumented migrants) and asylum seekers.… » read more

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  In this blog piece, I will try to cover the theories of migration and types of migration. As known migration has been a hotly debated issue especially right after the Syrian civil war since 2011. The refugee crisis has dominated the agenda of European countries. The first steps taken to complete theoretical framework for… » read more

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Migration: Conceptual Review

In my blog post today, I will attempt to analyze migration in theory and practice. My upcoming articles will be about theories of migration, the relationship between gender, food and identity and the role of cuisine in the interaction among migrants and host communuties. My blog series will cover a major literature on migration, gender… » read more

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RAND Report: What is new?

Last month, in the latest report published by RAND researchers, the key challenges confronting the U.S.-Turkish partnership over the coming years have been covered. The analysts recommend possible initiatives to sustain it during what is likely to be a turbulent era. The RAND report focuses on the political, social, and economic events that are changing… » read more

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The main theoretical discussions concerning nationalism highlight that nationalism is not just an ideology. It can be seen as an ideology, theory, and also as an approach. Indeed, there is no general or single school of thought to explain the social phenomena of nations, nationhood, and nationalism. A nation can be seen as a particular… » read more

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Trends in Turkey 2019

    The result of the ‘Trends in Turkey’ [Türkiye Eğilimleri] survey which has been held for ten years was announced at a meeting held at Kadir Has University in previous days. The study, which was prepared by an academic team under the coordination of Prof. Mustafa Aydın was conducted between November 25 and December… » read more

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  Thanks to the social media I have lately had the chance to communicate with one of the authors (Assoc. Serhat Koloğlugil) of the article that is under review in my blog piece today. The title of article is “Is ingroup favoritism contingent on the expectation of reciprocity from ingroup members?: The case of reputation… » read more

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