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Guest Editor's Note Summer 2020
Guest Editor's Note | Summer 2020

Through a wide range of articles and commentaries, this issue aims to bring to its readers a comprehensive framework on...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Deciphering Turkey s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy Objectives Pillars
Deciphering Turkey’s Assertive Military and Defense Strategy: Objectives, Pillars, and Implications*

This article argues that the change in Turkey’s defense and military strategy stems both from Turkey’s changing security...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey
The Politics of Healthcare Reform in Turkey

Healthcare reform has been a significant issue across the world for some time. In my humble opinion, diffirent countries...

Wednesday, September 23, 2020

Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry The Story and Rationale
Transformation of the Turkish Defense Industry: The Story and Rationale of the Great Rise

Tracing the evolution of the Turkish defense industry through five major periods of development, this article draws...

Tuesday, September 22, 2020

Managing Democratization Achievements and Limitations in AK Party Era
Managing Democratization: Achievements and Limitations in AK Party Era

During its first two terms (2002-2012), AK Party adopted a range of constitutional democratization reforms connected with...

Friday, September 28, 2018

The Nexus of Leadership Political Empowerment and Social Mobilization The
The Nexus of Leadership, Political Empowerment, and Social Mobilization: The Case of the July 15 Coup Attempt in Turkey

This study analyzes the mutually empowering relations between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his followers,...

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Editor's Note Summer 2011
Editor's Note | Summer 2011

There is no better instrument than the ballot box to decide “who is to govern” if we care about popular legitimacy. No one...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Editor's Note Summer 2009
Editor's Note | Summer 2009

The Turkish political scene did not witness a profound change with the local elections of March 2009. The ruling Justice...

Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Editor's Note Summer 2013
Editor's Note | Summer 2013

Again, momentous events are taking place in Turkey and its neighborhood. A civil unrest hit Turkey for weeks in May...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Turkey and the Arab Spring Leadership in the Middle East
Turkey and the Arab Spring Leadership in the Middle East

Some 15 to 20 years from today, it will be illuminating to examine how academic and policy circles read the period from...

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Editor's Note Winter 2014
Editor's Note | Winter 2014

The end of the Cold War ushered in a new era, leading to the transformation of the international system and shifting the...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


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