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Turkish History and Culture in India Identity Art and Transregional

Turkish History and Culture in India: Identity, Art, and Transregional Connections

Book Reviews

Turkish History and Culture in India can be understood as having erred on the side of global history, rather than choosing a very definite range of...

The Road Before Me Weeps On the Refugee Road through

The Road Before Me Weeps: On the Refugee Road through Europe

Book Reviews

Perhaps the most important shortcoming of the book is its lack of a theoretical framework. Thorpe conducted his fieldwork with great effort,...

The Turkey-UK Free Trade Agreement in Terms of Economic Diplomacy

The Turkey-UK Free Trade Agreement in Terms of Economic Diplomacy

Articles

This article scrutinizes relations between economic diplomacy and Free Trade Agreements (FTAs) by focusing on the Turkey-UK free trade agreements...

Turkey s Strategic Conduct under the Changing International System

Turkey’s Strategic Conduct under the Changing International System

Articles

This article analyzes how Turkey should adjust its grand strategy under the changing international order. It claims that the international order...

Turkey s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

Turkey’s Grand Strategy and the Great Powers

Articles

How compatible is Turkey’s grand strategy with the grand strategies of global great powers? This article briefly summarizes principles of Turkish...

The Evolutionary Feature of Turkey s Soft Power in the

The Evolutionary Feature of Turkey’s Soft Power in the Middle East, 2011-2020

Commentaries

Today, soft power plays an important role in advancing states’ foreign policy goals. As one of the world’s emerging economic powers, Turkey pays...

Editor's Note Fall 2021

Editor's Note | Fall 2021

Editor's Notes

With one more year coming to an end, we are pleased to present to our readers yet another insightful issue of Insight Turkey that has attempted to...

A Panoramic View of the UK Relations with the EU

A Panoramic View of the UK Relations with the EU and Turkey Post-Brexit

Commentaries

In the last century, the importance of foreign trade, particularly net exports of goods and services, in achieving balanced and high-quality...

The Belt and Road Initiative and the Middle Corridor Complementarity

The Belt and Road Initiative and the Middle Corridor: Complementarity or Competition?

Articles

Though the Chinese government has projected the BRI in economic terms, it has been viewed critically by Australia, Japan, and the U.S. Turkey has,...

Demystifying Qatar s Pro-Revolution Monarchy Old Rivalries New Geopolitical Motives

Demystifying Qatar’s Pro-Revolution Monarchy: Old Rivalries, New Geopolitical Motives

Articles

Unlike other Arab monarchies, Qatar has embraced a supportive position toward the Arab revolutions since the moment they broke out in late 2010. In...

Questioning the Compass of the Western Media Early Perceptions of

Questioning the Compass of the Western Media: Early Perceptions of the July 15 Coup Attempt in Turkey

Articles

This study investigates how the western media reacted immediately after the July 15, 2016 coup attempt in Turkey. To this end, 91 news reports and...

TİKA s Heritage Restoration Projects Examples of Foreign Aid or

TİKA’s Heritage Restoration Projects: Examples of Foreign Aid or Proof of Neo-Ottomanism?

Articles

Since the dissolution of the Soviet Union, Turkey has been using the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) to gain soft power and...

Is Turkey Ready for the Post COVID-19 World Order

Is Turkey Ready for the Post COVID-19 World Order?

Articles

The COVID-19 outbreak has had a huge impact on the global economy and politics. Closures and lockdowns stopped international trade resulting in an...

How the Iranian Regime Survived Examining Internal and External Strategies

How the Iranian Regime Survived: Examining Internal and External Strategies

Articles

Following the Trump Administration’s decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) in 2018 and the reimposition of...

Rethinking the Palestinian Problem and The Right Strategy for Palestinian

Rethinking the Palestinian Problem and ‘The Right Strategy’ for Palestinian Liberation

Commentaries

The Palestinian tragedy is not simply a matter of one nation-state suppressing another nation that has been deprived of its legitimate right to...

Editor's Note Summer 2021

Editor's Note | Summer 2021

Editor's Notes

The summer issue of Insight Turkey aims to highlight the recent developments and challenges in the Middle East by taking into consideration the...

For a New Alterity of Islam in European Perspective

For a New Alterity of Islam in European Perspective

Articles

The depiction of Islam and Muslims in Europe has, in general, been dominated by an ‘Othering’ in which they are considered inherently different,...

Islamophobia as Cultural Racism The Case of Islamic Attire in

Islamophobia as Cultural Racism: The Case of Islamic Attire in Turkey

Articles

Grasping the various aspects of Islamophobia in Muslim societies requires much finer methods in order to decipher the intentions of the actors in...

A Decade Later Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and

A Decade Later: Taking Stock of the Arab Uprisings and Turkey’s Role

Articles

This article attempts to understand the outcomes of the crackdown on the Arab revolts and the lessons learned thereof. There is no doubt that the...

EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

EU Values and Interests in the Resolution of Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict: French Unilateralism

Commentaries

The commentary looks at the stance of France on the Second Karabakh war between Armenia and Azerbaijan and subsequently the Russian-brokered...

Syrian Mass Migration in the 2015 EU Refugee Crisis A

Syrian Mass Migration in the 2015 EU Refugee Crisis: A Hybrid Threat or Chance for Implementing Migration Diplomacy?

Articles

This article examines the use of coercive engineered migration as a hybrid threat during the 2015 EU refugee crisis. The authors argue that...

Editor's Note Spring 2021

Editor's Note | Spring 2021

Editor's Notes

At a time when anti-Islam activities are resurging and the Muslim voices are kept down, this issue of Insight Turkey aims to present and to provide...

The Legal and Political Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis

The Legal and Political Dimensions of the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis: What Is at Stake?

Articles

The main challenge in relation to Mediterranean gas is the distribution of potential gas reserves which inevitably entails delimitation of maritime...

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