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Applied Oriental Studies of Russia s Own Islam From Orthodox

Applied Oriental Studies of Russia’s Own Islam: From Orthodox Missionaries to Militant Godless and Wahhabis


To date the research of Orientalism in Russia did not present the whole mosaic palette of its competing schools and disciplines. The influential...

The June 24 Elections On Political Change and the Future

The June 24 Elections: On Political Change and the Future of Turkey


On June 24, 2018, two elections that determine Turkey’s future took place. By focusing on the political transformation that shaped the June 24...

The European Union Dilemma of the Kurds High Support for

The European Union Dilemma of the Kurds: High Support for Membership despite Lack of Sufficient Trust


How people in member and candidate states are oriented toward the European Union –meaning, how well they know and how they evaluate the EU– is...

Discussing Recent Literature on Turkish Politics: The Myth within the Myth


This paper challenges the view that the AKP is an "Islamist Party" and "hardly a democratic opening." It puts forward the argument that the AKP's...

Modernity, Identity and Turkey’s Foreign Policy


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

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