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Paradigm Shift between Turkey and the Kurds: From ‘Clash of the Titans’ to ‘Game of Thrones’
Throughout the history of the Turkish Republic, its military and political elites in Ankara have regarded the Kurdish question as a security issue. Therefore, initiating the ‘peace process’ with the PKK and developing ...
When did the First World War End for Turkey?
(Univ Provence, 2017-06)
This paper investigates the influence of the World War One and the Peace Conferences on the post-1918 conlicts in Anatolia. The paper argues that the "war" continued up until 1939 - albeit in different forms - for two ...
Turkish foreign policy after the 'Arab Spring': from agenda-setter state to agenda-entrepreneur state
(Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2014)
This article explores Turkey's changing foreign policy approach towards the Middle East after the spread of the Arab upheavals to Syria. Instead of preserving the status quo, Ankara has turned to a revisionist state that ...
Measuring Assimilation: 'Mother Tongue' Question in Turkish Censuses and Nationalist Policy
(Routledge Journals, Taylor & Francis Ltd, 2014-10)
This article aims to examine how the Turkish census measures, classifies and interprets the languages spoken in Turkey. By examining the non-standardised relationship between 'mother tongue', 'domestic language' and ...
Determinants of Media Criticism in a Democracy in Transition: Applying Field Theory to Turkey
(USC Annenberg Press, 2016)
Following recent studies using Bourdieusian field theory to examine journalistic freedom and media criticism, we investigated the Turkish press using a comparative perspective focusing on the media's interaction with the ...
Plus Ça Change … Re-Articulating Authoritarianism in the New Turkey
(SAGE Publications Ltd, 2018-01-01)
This study argues that the understanding of politics that prevails in contemporary Turkey resonates with Ernesto Laclau’s perspective on Turkish politics of the 1930s. Adapting Laclau’s antagonistic politics to the analysis ...
Justice and development party's understanding of democracy and democratisation: Cultural relativism and the construction of the west as the 'other'
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2018-01-01)
The perception of Turkey as a model of attractive country in the region has started to change in the recent years. In the first decade of the JDP rule Turkey was seen as an emerging power with its strong economy, improving ...
The AK Party and Biopolitics: How a Transformation in Governmentality Affects Population Politics in Turkey
(Brill Academic Publishers, 2015)
The political rise of the AK Party in Turkey since 2002 has been associated with a social transformation within the country. This article argues that the dynamics of this transformation is rooted in the simultaneously ...
Turkey’s Struggle Against the Foreign Fighters of DAESH
(Stratejik Araştırmalar Merkezi, 2016-07)
DAESH is a terrorist organisation with a Salafist jihadist ideology that threatens the civilized world. Moreover, like a contagious agent of a cancer cell to the rest of the body, the foreign terrorist fighters of DAESH ...
Turkey-Japan: Dialogue on Global Affairs
(Stratejik Araştırmalar Merkezi, 2016-11)
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