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The CHP in the June and November 2015 Elections An

The CHP in the June and November 2015 Elections: An Evaluation on Political Impasse

The electoral will reflected at the ballot box on November 1 confirmed the hegemony of the AK Party in Turkey’s party system and raised numerous...

The MHP s Lost Coalition Opportunity Political Communication Discourse and

The MHP’s Lost Coalition Opportunity: Political Communication, Discourse and Strategies in the June and November 2015 Elections

The November 2015 snap elections mark a lost opportunity for Turkey to form a coalition government between the AK Party and other potential...

The New Middle East ISIL and the 6th Revolt Against

The New Middle East, ISIL and the 6th Revolt Against the West

This paper aims to provide an analysis of the ‘new’ in ‘the new Middle East.’ We argue that what is ‘new’ is the revolt against the West currently...

The Demise of the Authoritarian Bargain in the Arab Middle

The Demise of the Authoritarian Bargain in the Arab Middle East

This paper conceives of the Arab Spring as a leap forward that has relegated the established order to the status of a ‘walking dead.’ The ‘old’...

Is an Islamic Political Economy in the Making across the

Is an “Islamic Political Economy” in the Making across the Middle East and North Africa?: A Path-Dependent Institutional Change Analysis

The Arab Uprisings and their transformational impact across MENA have generated immense debate about the future of the region’s countries during a...

Nuclear Deterrence Missile Systems and the Security of Turkey in

Nuclear Deterrence, Missile Systems and the Security of Turkey in the “New” Middle East

This article explores Turkey’s changing regional security and Ankara’s pursuit of a missile defense shield. We assess three options available to...

Law Ethics and Justice in the Emerging International Order A

Law, Ethics, and Justice in the Emerging International Order: A Study of Turkish Diplomacy under the AK Party Government (2002-2014)

This paper draws on the ‘moral’ dimensions of Turkey’s ‘new’ foreign policy as it became manifest after the Justice and Development Party rose to...

Broadening the Nongovernmental Humanitarian Mission The IHH and Mediation

Broadening the Nongovernmental Humanitarian Mission: The IHH and Mediation

The IHH delivers relief aid to 140 countries worldwide. Quite recently, as a novel humanitarian practice, the IHH has begun acting as a mediator in...

Turkey s Energy Strategy Synchronizing Geopolitics and Foreign Policy with

Turkey’s Energy Strategy: Synchronizing Geopolitics and Foreign Policy with Energy Security

This article analyzes Turkey’s official energy strategy to indicate how it responds to actual challenges by striking a compromise between market...

Turkish-Azerbaijani Energy Relations Significant Leverage in the Implementation of the

Turkish-Azerbaijani Energy Relations: Significant Leverage in the Implementation of the Foreign Policy Interests of Both Countries

Modern international relations are a reflection of the successful coordination of various factors, including close cooperation and a strategic...

Turkey s Energy Diversification Strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Turkey’s Energy Diversification Strategy in Sub-Saharan Africa

Since 2003, by instituting a multidimensional foreign policy, Turkey has aimed to reach new geographies and regions by creating and using her soft...

Exportation of EastMed Gas Resources Is it Possible without Turkey

Exportation of EastMed Gas Resources: Is it Possible without Turkey?

The exportation of groundbreaking Eastern Mediterranean (EastMed) gas resources will only be possible as a result of full regional stabilization...

International Dynamics of Oil Prices in Four Dimensions An Analytical

International Dynamics of Oil Prices in Four Dimensions: An Analytical Investigation

This article presents an analysis method for oil price movements that tries to combine different factors such as technology, economics, fear, and...

Faraway so Close The Effect of Asian Values on Australia

Faraway so Close!: The Effect of Asian Values on Australia’s Interactions with East Asia

Asian values discourse has focused on the Confucian cultural peculiarities of East Asia as the motorforce behind the East Asian “miracle”, which is...

Innumeracy in Turkey Misperceptions of an Emerging Immigrant Population

Innumeracy in Turkey: Misperceptions of an Emerging Immigrant Population

With Turkey’s recent transition from a nation of net emigration to one of net immigration, it becomes important to understand how the country is...

Religion and Religious Communities in the EU Legal System

Religion and Religious Communities in the EU Legal System

This article considers the different components of the “acquis communautaire” in the matter of religion. The “acquis communautaire” is the set of...

State and Religion in Great Britain Constitutional Foundations Religious Minorities

State and Religion in Great Britain: Constitutional Foundations, Religious Minorities, the Law and Education

This article examines the relationship between the State and religion in Great Britain. After summarizing the key features of the constitution of...

Religion and State in Belgium

Religion and State in Belgium

This article focuses on the complex question of state-religion relations in Belgium and examines definition of laicism/secularism in the...

Religion and Law in the Netherlands

Religion and Law in the Netherlands

Religion remains an influential force in our time despite the prophesy of secularization theory which argued that religion will fade away. In the...

Churches and Religious Communities in Poland with Particular Focus on

Churches and Religious Communities in Poland with Particular Focus on the Situation of Muslim Communities

This article examines complex relations between the state and churches as well as religious communities as defined in the Constitution of Poland...

President Obama s Middle East Policy 2009-2013

President Obama’s Middle East Policy, 2009-2013

President Barack Obama won the 2008 US presidential race with promises to restore America’s lost image and status in the world, to lead the world...

Turkey s Stance towards the Main Developments in the South

Turkey’s Stance towards the Main Developments in the South Caucasus

This article aims to elaborate on Turkey’s stance towards the main developments in the South Caucasus after the rise of the AK Party in 2002. The...

Turkey s Transition to an Immigration Country A Paradigm Shift

Turkey’s Transition to an Immigration Country: A Paradigm Shift

This article argues that Turkey is going through a paradigm transition regarding its migration characteristics and has changed from an emigration...

The Immigration of Russians and Azerbaijanis to Turkey Who are

The Immigration of Russians and Azerbaijanis to Turkey: Who are They? Why are They Here?

Turkey in the recent years has become a destination for individuals from various regions, migration histories and experiences, with an explicit...

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