Insight Turkey
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On Turkish politics and International affairs

Kurdish Issue
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...

Monday, April 30, 2018

The AK Party and the Evolution of Turkish Political Islam
The AK Party and the Evolution of Turkish Political Islam’s Foreign Policy

Turkish foreign policy under the AK Party government has long drawn scrutiny from a wide range of analysts. The Syrian...

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Longest Year of Turkish Politics 2014
The Longest Year of Turkish Politics: 2014

Like all long political years, the year 2014 did not begin on January 1st; rather, 2014 politically began at the end of...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The MHP s Lost Coalition Opportunity Political Communication Discourse and
The MHP’s Lost Coalition Opportunity: Political Communication, Discourse and Strategies in the June and November 2015 Elections

The November 2015 snap elections mark a lost opportunity for Turkey to form a coalition government between the AK Party...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Kurdish Political Movement and the Democratic Opening
Kurdish Political Movement and the “Democratic Opening”

There has long existed a Kurdish political movement with its illegal, legal, and semi-legal aspects of it. All of Turkey...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Democracy or Partition Future Scenarios for the Kurds of Iraq
Democracy or Partition: Future Scenarios for the Kurds of Iraq

Following the US invasion of Iraq in 2003, Kurdish politicians were involved in Baghdad governments, and the Kurdistan...

Sunday, July 1, 2012

The Kurds and US Foreign Policy International Relations in the
The Kurds and US Foreign Policy: International Relations in the Middle East since 1945

Through this thoughtful and carefully researched account of US relations with the Kurds, Marriana Charountaki seeks to...

Saturday, October 1, 2011


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