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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 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

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

Turkey s Radical Right and the Kurdish Issue The MHP
Turkey’s Radical Right and the Kurdish Issue: The MHP’s Reaction to the “Democratic Opening”

Turkey’s current government’s ‘democratic opening’ project has led to a series of political discussions regarding the...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Militant Kurds A Dual Strategy for Freedom
The Militant Kurds: A Dual Strategy for Freedom

This is not just another book criticizing Turkey for its well-known Kurdish problem. Rather it is an ably crafted analysis...

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Activists in Office Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey
Activists in Office: Kurdish Politics and Protest in Turkey

Most of the recently published books on the Kurdish problem in Turkey focus on the armed struggle and the Kurdistan...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Turkey s Kurdish Conflict Pathways to Progress
Turkey’s Kurdish Conflict: Pathways to Progress

This paper discusses the Kurdish conflict in Turkey, within the context of conflict resolution and peacebuilding. What...

Monday, October 1, 2012

Identity Narrative and Frames Assessing Turkey s Kurdish Initiatives
Identity, Narrative and Frames: Assessing Turkey’s Kurdish Initiatives

In 2009 the Turkish government launched a novel initiative to tackle the Kurdish question. The initiative soon ran into...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Turkey s Kurdish Question and the Peace Process
Turkey’s Kurdish Question and the Peace Process

Turkey currently is witnessing a series of events that are most likely to go down in history as truly important...

Monday, April 1, 2013

The Turkish-Kurdish Peace Process Stalled in Neutral
The Turkish-Kurdish Peace Process Stalled in Neutral

The Turkish-Kurdish peace process began in early 2013 and stalled soon after. During that period, the Kurds expected the...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014


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