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    The history of Turkey has witnessed military interventions almost once in every decade. Before shedding light upon the 1960 intervention, an anatomy of civil-military relations can be found here. In Turkey, the concept of “Internal Enemy” has been regarded as an attempt to justify the role of the military in politics.   In… » 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

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This article was published in European Journal of Turkish Studies. It provides an insigthful anaylsis about the developments regarding the labor movement in Turkey… One of the paragraphs says the following:   “The predominant view of the labor movement in Turkey is one that sees the movement as relatively inconsequential to the development of Turkish… » read more

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In this article, I will apply one of the important sociological theoretical frameworks namely “center-periphery” to Turkish political life. The concept of “center-periphery” was firstly coined by Edward Shils.Shils regarded Center as the center of the order of symbols, of values and beliefs. The Center is also a phenomenon of the realm of action. It… » read more

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