Commentary
The Refugee Crisis and Islamophobia

FARID HAFEZ

In the face of Europe's biggest refugee crisis since WWII, many right wing and centrist politicians are using Islamophobia as a way to leverage policy-making in the West, to the detriment of human rights.

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Commentary
The Reasons Behind the AK Party’s November 1st Victory

İBRAHİM USLU

In June 2015, Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) lost its parliamentary majority after thirteen consecutive years in power. When a series of coalition talks proved inconclusive ...

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Commentary
HDP Torn Between Violence and Politics

VAHAP COŞKUN

Although the Kurdish political movement has been participating in elections since 1991, never until June 2015 were they able to receive more than 7 percent of the vote. On June 7, the HDP ...

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Article
Election Storm in Turkey: What do the Results of June and November 2015 Elections Tell Us?

ALİ ÇARKOĞLU
KEREM YILDIRIM

This article analyzes the two general elections in 2015 that followed the local and presidential elections a year earlier. These elections illustrate ...

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Article
The Economic Context of Turkey’s June and November 2015 Elections

HÜSEYİN ALPTEKİN

This article argues that the economic context of June 7th and November 1st general elections differed to a great extent. First, while the economy was central in the June elections ...

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Article
Identity Dynamics of the June and November 2015 Elections of Turkey: Kurds, Alevis and Conservative Nationalists

TALHA KÖSE

Identity politics was one of the major dynamics in shaping the results of both the June 7 and November 1, 2015 General Elections in Turkey. The parties that were affiliated with Kurdish and Turkish ethno-nationalism ...

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EVENT
Insight Turkey 5th Annual Conference: Turkish Foreign Policy

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2016

Insight Turkey’s 5th Annual Conference Concentrates on U.S.-Turkey Relations, Turkey’s Economic Development, Syrian Conflict, and the Kurdish Question Post-November 2015 Elections.

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EVENT
'Future of Democracy in Turkey: Elections, Politics and Foreign Policy'

TUESDAY, APRIL 29, 2014

Organized by the Insight Turkey, a peer-reviewed quarterly in English published by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), the panel entitled “Insight Turkey 4th Annual Conference: 'Future of Democracy in Turkey: Elections, Politics and Foreign Policy'” was held in Washington DC.

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EVENT
The AK Party’s Last Decade in the Areas of Economy, Society and Politics

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013

Organized by the Insight Turkey, a peer-reviewed quarterly in English published by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), the panel entitled “The AK Party’s Last Decade in the Areas of Economy, Society and Politics” was held in SETA, Ankara...

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The Wisdom of Syria’s Waiting Game Foreign Policy Under the Assads