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Yesterday was the anniversary of the foundation of Council of Higher Education (YÖK). There had been a considerable amount of news coverage about YÖK in those years. Exactly 37 years have passed since the debates related to YÖK have first begun. The number of universities had been 19 before the foundation of YÖK. Today, there… » read more

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    Bülent Ecevit died at the age of 81 on November 5 in 2006. Bülent Ecevit started his political career in the Republican People’s Party. He then became the leader of Democratic Left Party in 1987. In addition to Ecevit’s political career, his talent in poetry is also well-known. Ecevit studied Middle Eastern politics… » read more

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The Başbağlar Massacre went down in history as the second massacre that happened in the first week of July in 1993. A group of PKK (Kurdistan Workers’ Party) cmae into the village of Başbağlar in Erzincan and killed 28 people. Despite the fact that 25 years passed, the subjects of the Başbağlar Massacre have not… » read more

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  Almost half of the Syrian population has been displaced since the onset of the civil war in 2012. The Turkish province accommodating the highest number of Syrian refugees in the country is İstanbul with 20 per cent according to Ajans Press (The media monitoring company). According to Ajans Press, Istanbul accommodates 561.159 Syrian refugees.… » read more

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    Today, thousands of students who have the dream to get education in prestigious high schools have taken the exam of LGS (Exam for Enterance to High Schools). I hereby want to publish a post dealing with the education system in Turkey within a historical perspective and I will also attempt to employ the… » read more

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The history of Turkey has witnessed military interventions almost once in every decade. Before shedding light upon the 1960 intervention, it is important to look at the anatomy of civil-military relations. In Turkey, the concept of “Internal Enemy” has been regarded as an attempt to justify the role of the military in politics. In retrospect,… » read more

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Bernard Lewis, a preeminent scholar of Middle Eastern history whose work profoundly shaped Western views of the region died on May 19. He was 101 years old. Beyond the polarizing arguments among the academics, Dr. Lewis was a man of expansive intellectual appetites…Lewis wrote more than 30 books, hundreds of articles and had competence in… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak