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When Foreign Policy Matters The Gülen Movement s Fight with
When Foreign Policy Matters: The Gülen Movement’s Fight with the AK Party over Iran

It is widely accepted that identities are stable and they are one of the main motivations for alliance formations. The...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Responding to Religious Claims in a Secular Democracy The Turkish
Responding to Religious Claims in a Secular Democracy: The Turkish Case

This article examines state responses to claims made by religious groups, unorthodox communities and minority religions in...

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Turkey under the AK Party Rule From Dominant Party Politics
Turkey under the AK Party Rule: From Dominant Party Politics to Dominant Party System?

The Justice and Development Party’s (AK Party) more than 13 years rule has ushered in a debate as to whether the AK Party...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Putting Turkey s June and November 2015 Election Outcomes in
Putting Turkey’s June and November 2015 Election Outcomes in Perspective

The results of Turkey’s June and November 2015 parliamentary elections are put in perspective in light of economic voting...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Election Storm in Turkey What do the Results of June
Election Storm in Turkey: What do the Results of June and November 2015 Elections Tell Us?

This article analyzes the two general elections in 2015 that followed the local and presidential elections a year earlier....

Thursday, October 1, 2015

The Reasons Behind the AK Party s November 1st Victory
The Reasons Behind the AK Party’s November 1st Victory

In June 2015, Turkey’s governing Justice and Development Party (AK Party) lost its parliamentary majority after thirteen...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Gezi Park Protests as a Litmus Test for Mainstream Western
Gezi Park Protests as a Litmus Test for Mainstream Western Media

This article focuses on the coverage of Gezi Park protests in the mainstream western media. It analyzes the details of the...

Friday, April 1, 2016

Culture Social Contestation and Turkey s Failed Coup The Rivalry
Culture, Social Contestation and Turkey’s Failed Coup: The Rivalry of Social Imaginaries

This article explores the processes involved in the emergence of rival social imaginaries, as they develop in a cultural...

Friday, July 1, 2016

Conflicting Reactions in the Middle East towards the Coup Attempt
Conflicting Reactions in the Middle East towards the Coup Attempt in Turkey: Between Opposing and Welcoming

Reactions in the Arab world to the July 15 coup attempt in Turkey varied between opposing and acclaiming it. Remarkably,...

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Role that the Media Played in the Failure of
The Role that the Media Played in the Failure of the July 15 Coup Attempt

On the night of the July 15th coup attempt in Turkey both social and conventional media played important roles. Rather...

Friday, July 1, 2016

The Constitutional Amendment Draft The End of Debates on Change
The Constitutional Amendment Draft: The End of Debates on Change in the Turkish Political System?

Debate over the government system has occupied Turkey’s political and constitutional agenda for many years. Yet the...

Saturday, October 1, 2016


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