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Turkey in the UN Security Council Its Election and Performance
Turkey in the UN Security Council: Its Election and Performance

Turkey successfully gained provisional membership of the United Nations Security Council by receiving support from 151...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Muslim Democratic Parties in Turkey Egypt and Morocco An Economic
Muslim Democratic Parties in Turkey, Egypt, and Morocco: An Economic Explanation

The recent emergence of Muslim democratic parties such as AKP in Turkey and PJD in Morocco draws attention to the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Mapping the Pathways Public Perception and Kurdish Question
Mapping the Pathways: Public Perception and Kurdish Question

The Kurdish initiative announced by the governing Justice and Development Party has increased the discussions on the...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Kurdish Question The Reasons and Fortunes of the Opening
The Kurdish Question: The Reasons and Fortunes of the ‘Opening’

This commentary reflects on the Turkish government’s recent ‘opening’ to address the Kurdish problem and the domestic,...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

The Emergence of the Government s Perspective on the Kurdish
The Emergence of the ‘Government’s Perspective on the Kurdish Issue

The AK Party’s chronic ‘political insecurity’ may have passed a threshold as the ruling party resurfaces as an actor...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

AK Party s Foreign Policy Is Turkey Turning Away from
AK Party’s Foreign Policy: Is Turkey Turning Away from the West?

This article agrees that there is a transformation in Turkish foreign policy. It suggests that the changes in foreign...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Secularism and State Policies towards Religion The United States France
Secularism and State Policies towards Religion: The United States, France, and Turkey

The relationship between the state and religion, or the question of secularism, has always been one of the most hotly...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Passive Revolution Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism
Passive Revolution: Absorbing the Islamic Challenge to Capitalism

While Islamic fundamentalism or “radical Islam” has attracted a great deal of public attention, some societies in the...

Friday, January 1, 2010

Democratic Opening the Legal Status of Non-Muslim Religious Communities and
“Democratic Opening,” the Legal Status of Non-Muslim Religious Communities and the Venice Commission

This article deals with a recent opinion adopted by the Venice Commission at its meeting onMarch 12-13 concerning the...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Reimagining Minorities in Turkey Before and After the AKP
Reimagining Minorities in Turkey: Before and After the AKP

This article analyzes the changing concept of “minority” in today’s Turkey. Minorities have been historically conceived as...

Thursday, April 1, 2010


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