Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
Challenging ideas
On Turkish politics and International affairs

Religion and Society: New Perspectives from Turkey

Book Reviews

The establishment of a modern Turkey based on Western political values was a watershed in Turkey's history.

Contentious Issues of Security and the Future of Turkey

Book Reviews

During the long years of the cold war, Turkey's foreign and security policies usually received little attention in the academic literature. Its...

Discussing Recent Literature on Turkish Politics: The Myth within the Myth

Articles

This paper challenges the view that the AKP is an "Islamist Party" and "hardly a democratic opening." It puts forward the argument that the AKP's...

Turkish Perceptions of the West

Articles

This article, based on a book published by SETA, looks at the attitudes of Turkish people towards what is conceived as the West and Western...

Europeanizatiaon and Nationalism in the Turkish-Greek Rapprochement

Articles

This paper attempts to evaluate the forces behind the Turkish-Greek rapprochement, its prospects and its limitations. In the first part, through an...

Modernity, Identity and Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Articles

Despite its unique geographical and cultural position between East and the West, Turkey, throughout its modern history, has followed a...

Systemic Changes and State Identity: Turkish and German Responses

Articles

This article seeks to analyze identity discourses in Turkey and Germany in the wake of the end of the bipolar world order. The radical changes...

Torn Identities and Foreign Policy: The Case of Turkey and Japan

Articles

This paper examines the impact of contested national identity on Turkish and Japanese foreign policies. Applying a modified constructivist...

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