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The Madımak Affair

This piece is taken from a part of my PhD thesis defended in 2015. For proposal sample visit this link. Alevis[1] differ from the Sunni Muslim majority in their practice and interpretation of Islam. Specific rituals and cultural practices play an important role in the maintenance of Alevi identity. Parallel to the Islamist and Kurdish… » read more

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  In this blog piece, I will provide a summary of the renowned book “Politics” of Andrew Heywood. This summary of mine was made for my PhD course in 2011. CHAPTER 1: WHAT IS POLITICS?   Politics, in its broadest sense can be defined as the activity through which people make, preserve and amend the… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

The foreign policy of Turkey has undergone substantial changes since its establishment due to internal and external factors. This research article is an attempt to analyze Turkish foreign policy from a historical perspective. While doing this, the political culture, decision-making processes in foreign policy issues and the structure of foreign policy determinants will also be… » read more

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This article deals with two topics: civil-military relations theoretically and Turkish case in terms of militarism. This article weas originally published in 2011 on GW Post. Militarism assumes and promotes the idea that difference involves incompatibility, brings competition and eventually produces mutual destruction. People do not have an inherent need to compete. But military culture… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

  On 27 May, 1960, modern Turkey witnessed its first full-fledged military coup. The coup was of a non-hierarchical nature in the sense that it was not carried out by generals but by other military officers belonging to lower status such as colonels. What paved the way for the coup can be seen as multi-dimensional.… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

    Coronavirus is continuing to spread all over the world, with nearly three million confirmed cases in 185 countries. At least 200,000 people have died so far.[1] The COVID-19 virus was first detected in the city of Wuhan, China in late 2019. It spread almost all over the world in a very short period… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

This article was written in 2012. Now I want to post it on my blog page. It is also available online at GW Post but it is hard to find and get Access; so I put it here as some sort of archieve practice 🙂     In my country, while discussing daily political and… » read more

Posted by Begum Burak

  Totalitarian regimes have their own code of conduct. In democratic regimes, the ruling elites have certain and similar responsibilities. However, every totalitarian regime has its own unique nature despite similarities as every totalitarian leader has his own self-declared rules.   In this short essay, I will try to analyze Karl Popper’s work ‘The Open… » read more

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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

Posted by Begum Burak

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

Posted by Begum Burak