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Anti-Turkey Sentiment in Europe during the Referendum Process
Anti-Turkey Sentiment in Europe during the Referendum Process

In each era, relations with Europe have constituted one of the most significant areas of Turkish foreign policy. The...

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Turkey s Choice
Turkey’s Choice

This article argues that recent upheavals in Turkey’s domestic and regional dynamics – the transition to a more...

Sunday, January 1, 2017

Sharing Power Turkey s Democratization Challenge in the Age of
Sharing Power: Turkey’s Democratization Challenge in the Age of the AKP Hegemony

After a major wave of democratization over the last decade, the stalemate in Turkey’s reform process and the rising...

Monday, April 1, 2013

Re-Imagining the Ottoman Past in Turkish Politics Past and Present
Re-Imagining the Ottoman Past in Turkish Politics: Past and Present

The article analyses the use of Ottoman past as a central theme in Turkish politics since the 1960s. It discusses how the...

Monday, July 1, 2013

Theorizing the Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy
Theorizing the Transformation of Turkish Foreign Policy

The transformation of Turkish foreign policy has become a closely followed subject, fueling important debates on the...

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

The Republican People s Party and the 2014 Local Elections
The Republican People’s Party and the 2014 Local Elections in Turkey

Ahead of the 2014 local elections, the main opposition, the Republican People’s Party (CHP), developed an aggressive...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A Quick Glance at the History of Elections in Turkey
A Quick Glance at the History of Elections in Turkey

Generally speaking, two traditions – right-wing politics and the Left – have dominated Turkish politics over the years....

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The AK Party Dominant Party New Turkey and Polarization
The AK Party: Dominant Party, New Turkey and Polarization

One of the fiercest electoral battles fought in the Turkish political history, the March 30, 2014 local elections yielded...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

The Structural Causes of Political Crisis in Turkey
The Structural Causes of Political Crisis in Turkey

The December 17th process was started allegedly by a political move by the Gülen movement, which, until recently, had been...

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

External Voting Mapping Motivations of Emigrants and Concerns of Host
External Voting: Mapping Motivations of Emigrants and Concerns of Host Countries

The paper explores the understanding of external voting in the context of the 2014 Turkish presidential election in which...

Thursday, October 1, 2015

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

Türkiye de Siyasal Katılım Tek Partiden AK Parti ye Siyasal
Türkiye’de Siyasal Katılım, Tek Partiden AK Parti’ye Siyasal İslam ve Demokrasi Tartışmaları

There are many institutions playing a role in weaving the ideals of democracy into Turkey’s social fabric. Many political...

Thursday, July 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

Turkey and the European Union Processes of Europeanization
Turkey and the European Union: Processes of Europeanization

Almost eight years on from the start of accession negotiations, the view of Turkey-European Union (EU) relations is...

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

Headscarf Politics in Turkey A Postcolonial Reading
Headscarf Politics in Turkey, A Postcolonial Reading

The distressing photo on the cover effectively represents the content of this book. The photo depicts a junior high school...

Friday, July 1, 2011

Globalization and the Crisis of Authoritarian Modernization in Turkey
Globalization and the Crisis of Authoritarian Modernization in Turkey

Conventional models developed through the conceptual lenses of modernization theory dating back to the 1960s, are no...

Thursday, October 1, 2009

A Key to the Democratic Opening Rethinking Citizenship Ethnicity and
A Key to the “Democratic Opening”: Rethinking Citizenship, Ethnicity and Turkish Nation-State

This article focuses on the ongoing process of transition in Turkey from a “homogeneous national identity”, which produced...

Thursday, April 1, 2010

The Armenian Community and the AK Party Finding Trust under
The Armenian Community and the AK Party: Finding Trust under the Crescent

This article aims to explore one of the critical and relatively understudied dimensions of Turkish politics: the complex...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Constitutional Referendum Farewell to the Old Turkey
Constitutional Referendum: Farewell to the ‘Old Turkey’

This commentary studies the results of the constitutional referendum that took place on September 12, 2010. It argues that...

Friday, October 1, 2010

Turkey at the Crossroads From Change with Politics as Usual
Turkey at the Crossroads: From “Change with Politics as Usual” to Politics with Change as Usual

The article analyzes the new roadmap for Turkey after the summer 2011 elections as not a “resumption” of unfinished...

Saturday, October 1, 2011


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