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Israel s Fateful March From Settler Colonialism to Genocidal State

Israel’s Fateful March: From Settler Colonialism to Genocidal State

Articles

This article delves into the legal discussions surrounding the crisis unleashed by the military operation launched on October 7, 2023, in Southern...

The Paradoxical Role of Mediators in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict Prospects

The Paradoxical Role of Mediators in the Armenia-Azerbaijan Conflict: Prospects and Concerns

Articles

This paper explores the underlying factors that pushed Russia, the European Union (EU), Türkiye, and somehow the U.S. to offer mediation to settle...

The Organization of Turkic States and Postcolonialism in Central Asia

The Organization of Turkic States and Postcolonialism in Central Asia: Possible Contributions, Prospects, and Limitations

Articles

This paper explores the Organization of Turkic States’ (OTS) support in aiding Central Asian republics to address their historical legacies,...

Operation al-Aqsa Flood A Rupture in the History of the

Operation al-Aqsa Flood: A Rupture in the History of the Palestinian Resistance and Its Implications

Commentaries

This paper argues that the al-Aqsa Flood operation launched by the Izz ad-Din al-Qassam Brigades –the military wing of Hamas– on the morning of...

The Right of Return The Only Future for Palestine

The Right of Return: The Only Future for Palestine

Commentaries

Since the October 7, 2023, the world has been deeply affected by the ongoing conflict in Gaza, resulting in the tragic loss of countless innocent...

Russia after 2020 Looking ahead after Two Decades of Putin

Russia after 2020: Looking ahead after Two Decades of Putin

Book Reviews

As an editorial work, which makes it difficult for the book to be discussed as a whole, it can be emphasized, in some parts of the book, that the...

Humanitarian and Military Intervention in Libya and Syria Parliamentary Debate

Humanitarian and Military Intervention in Libya and Syria: Parliamentary Debate and Policy Failure

Book Reviews

The book sheds light on the political, strategic, and historical factors shaping the international response to interventions. Thus, it clearly...

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Centennial Republican Anniversary Quo Vadis

Turkish Foreign Policy in the Centennial Republican Anniversary: Quo Vadis?

Review Article

This review article is based on three books: Starting with Alaranta, a senior research fellow at the Finnish Institute of International Affairs in...

The Cyprus Conflict A Case for Joint Decision Trap

The Cyprus Conflict: A Case for ‘Joint Decision Trap’

Articles

This paper is about the current stage of the Cyprus conflict in the context of the recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. The energy...

The Cyprus Conflict A Case for Joint Decision Trap

The Cyprus Conflict: A Case for ‘Joint Decision Trap’

Articles

This paper is about the current stage of the Cyprus conflict in the context of the recent developments in the Eastern Mediterranean. The energy...

A Founding Role in Türkiye s Africa Policy The Action

A Founding Role in Türkiye’s Africa Policy: The Action Plan for Opening to Africa

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In direct proportion to the development of Türkiye’s relations with Africa, the number of studies on bilateral relations is also increasing....

A Century of Türkiye-Europe Relations Europe s Diminishing Role

A Century of Türkiye-Europe Relations: Europe’s Diminishing Role

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This article analyzes the major developments and general trends in Türkiye-Europe relations over the last century to make the main argument that...

From Geopolitical Anxiety to Assertive Stance The Historical Construction and

From Geopolitical Anxiety to Assertive Stance: The Historical Construction and Transformation of Turkish Naval Strategy

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This article traces the evolution of Türkiye’s naval strategy from a defensive coastal-based concept to an assertive one within a broader...

The Century of Türkiye A New Foreign Policy Vision for

The Century of Türkiye: A New Foreign Policy Vision for Building the Türkiye Axis

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On the centenary of the Turkish Republic, President Erdoğan, who has been ruling Türkiye for the last two decades, has announced a new perspective...

Italian-Turkish Relations Before and After the War in Ukraine From

Italian-Turkish Relations Before and After the War in Ukraine: From NATO Membership to Food Diplomacy

Commentaries

This paper explores Italy-Türkiye relations and food diplomacy’s role in shaping international relations, drawing parallels between Harry S....

Western Perception and Media Coverage of Türkiye s Elections

Western Perception and Media Coverage of Türkiye’s Elections

Commentaries

Media coverage of the recent elections in Türkiye, especially in the first round, has proven the profound distortion of image and misperception in...

Governmental System Discussions Ahead of the 2023 Elections Why the

Governmental System Discussions Ahead of the 2023 Elections: Why the Nation Alliance’s Proposal for Semi-Presidentialism is not a Viable Option

Articles

Ahead of the 2023 elections, one of the top items on Türkiye’s political agenda will relate to the different systems of government that various...

Truth Is a Human Right Türkiye s Stance on the

Truth Is a Human Right: Türkiye’s Stance on the Fight against Disinformation

Commentaries

We are experiencing the rise of unprecedented opportunities as a result of the digital revolution, but regrettably this has also been accompanied...

Controversial Actor of the International System Iran

Controversial Actor of the International System: Iran

Review Article

The three works examined here deal with Iran’s interaction with the international system from a historical perspective and across many dimensions....

Russia s Policy During the 44-Day Karabakh War

Russia’s Policy During the 44-Day Karabakh War

Articles

The 44-day Karabakh War seriously affected the international balances in the Caucasus in terms of security, politics, and economic dimensions. The...

The Role of Turkish Drones in Azerbaijan s Increasing Military

The Role of Turkish Drones in Azerbaijan’s Increasing Military Effectiveness: An Assessment of the Second Nagorno-Karabakh War

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This study focuses on Turkey as a rising drone power in the international arena in recent years. In this context, the article will scrutinize the...

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