Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs


Mehmet Akif Koç

Social Sciences University of Ankara
Mehmet Akif Koç
Turkey: A Past against History
August 1, 2022
As a careful observer of modern Turkish history and domestic politics, Christine Philliou skillfully addresses the emergence and transformation of the muhalefet concept in the late Ottoman and early republican decades. Enriched with Refik Halid Karay’s relevant writings, Phillou’s research takes readers on a well-designed journey from the 1880s to the 1960s through an objective, socio-cultural prism. A Past Against History is recommended for readers and researchers on late Ottoman and early republican era politics and cultural studies.
Do Morals Matter? Presidents and Foreign Policy from FDR to Trump
June 21, 2021
Nye discusses the challenges for a future, moral foreign policy and specifies two global power shifts that will shape the context of American foreign policy in the 21st century: a horizontal shift-the rise or recovery of Asia, and a vertical shift–driven by technology. Nye’s contribution to the “rise of China” question invaluable.
The EU-Turkey Statement on Refugees:Assessing its Impact on Fundamental Rights
November 28, 2020
Hülya Kaya’s valuable research covers both the theoretical and practical dimensions of EU-Turkey relations in the post-2011 Arab Uprisings era, mainly drawing from the Turkish thesis on humanitarian and legal perspectives
Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East
July 6, 2020
The nexus among sports and politics has gained strength during recent decades. Because the Middle East is one of the world’s most troubled regions, studies of Middle Eastern sports and the strong relation between sports and politics have become a major issue within the international community. Sport, Politics and Society in the Middle East, edited by Danyel Reiche and Tamir Sorek essentially aims at addressing the political, economic and sociological dimensions of the sports-politics nexus.
Qatar: Small State, Big Politics
December 13, 2019
Gaining independence from Britain in 1971 and enjoying enormous oil and natural gas resources, Qatar has exerted extraordinarily large influence both in terms of regional and international politics and the economy in recent years.

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