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On Turkish politics and International affairs

Re-narrating Europe in the Face of Populism An Analysis of

Re-narrating Europe in the Face of Populism: An Analysis of the Anti-immigration Discourse of Populist Party Leaders

Articles

Populist discourse is gaining more and more ground in Europe. As evidenced by the growing success of radical right wing parties, a ubiquitous right...

The European Union and the Mainstreaming of the Radical Right

The European Union and the Mainstreaming of the Radical Right

Commentaries

Radical right wing parties have been increasingly effective in challenging and eroding this consensus, using a redemptive sovereigntist platform to...

Engineering a European Islam An Analysis of Attempts to Domesticate

Engineering a European Islam: An Analysis of Attempts to Domesticate European Muslims in Austria, France, and Germany

Articles

Today, a number of European states’ policies on religion aim at creating a nationalized Islam. In many Western European countries, the Ministries...

Secularism in Turkey: Myths and Realities

Articles

The Prosecutor of the High Court of Appeals opened a closure case against the ruling AK Party by presenting it as the center of anti-secular...

The Kurdish Issue: Can the AK Party Escape Securitization?

Articles

The Kurdish question has been a source of domestic conflict since the inception of the Turkish Republic. It has been one of the mostly securitized...

Turkey’s New Approaches toward the PKK, Iraqi Kurds and the Kurdish Question

Articles

In a sharp break from the past, Turkey’s AK Party government now openly accepts the existence of a domestic Kurdish problem, and views it moreover...

Turkey's Northern Iraq Policy: Competing Perspectives

Articles

This article argues that Turkey's approach towards the Kurds of northern Iraq provides analysts with an opportunity to demonstrate that the...

Turkish Perceptions of the West

Articles

This article, based on a book published by SETA, looks at the attitudes of Turkish people towards what is conceived as the West and Western...

Modernity, Identity and Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Articles

Despite its unique geographical and cultural position between East and the West, Turkey, throughout its modern history, has followed a...

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