Insight Turkey
Insight Turkey
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On Turkish politics and International affairs

Revisiting the Self: Researching Minorities in Turkey

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Minorities have always been the subject of academic, journalistic and popular research in Turkey. The general trend of most of these analyses to...

Culture of Co-existence in Islam: The Turkish Case

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This article aims to show how exchanges.between religion and secularism, Islam and democracy and cross-cultural relations over many years have...

Secularism in Turkey: Myths and Realities

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The Prosecutor of the High Court of Appeals opened a closure case against the ruling AK Party by presenting it as the center of anti-secular...

The Kurdish Issue: Can the AK Party Escape Securitization?

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The Kurdish question has been a source of domestic conflict since the inception of the Turkish Republic. It has been one of the mostly securitized...

Turkey’s New Approaches toward the PKK, Iraqi Kurds and the Kurdish Question

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In a sharp break from the past, Turkey’s AK Party government now openly accepts the existence of a domestic Kurdish problem, and views it moreover...

Turkish-Kurdish Relations: A Year of Significant Developments

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This article examines the challenges of Kurdish nationalism within Turkey and of Kurdish nationalist movements emanating from Iraq during the...

Turkey's Northern Iraq Policy: Competing Perspectives

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This article argues that Turkey's approach towards the Kurds of northern Iraq provides analysts with an opportunity to demonstrate that the...

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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

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