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Europeanization: Analyzing the Domestic Change in Turkey

Europeanization: Analyzing the Domestic Change in Turkey

It remains to be seen whether Turkey will pursue further EU-focused change. This is related to the flexibility of the secular republic and those actors demanding a more democratic and liberal state.

Economic Crisis in Cyprus: Repercussions, Turkey and the Turkish-Cypriots

Economic Crisis in Cyprus: Repercussions, Turkey and the Turkish-Cypriots

Given Cyprus’ loss of diplomatic leverage due to the needed economic aid/bail-out, Cyprus needs to proceed with caution toward the EU, while standing by the Turkish-Cypriot community.

LGBT Rights in Turkey: The Long Road To Tolerance

LGBT Rights in Turkey: The Long Road To Tolerance

Turkish society’s attitude towards lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals is challenging. Although the current picture is bleak, LGBT activists and their allies are working hard to make Turkey a more tolerant place.

Review – Democracy, Islam, And Secularism in Turkey

Review – Democracy, Islam, And Secularism in Turkey

Democracy, Islam, and Secularism in Turkey illuminates some of the most compelling and significant questions driving the central debates in contemporary Turkey.

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

No Help is Coming: The Syrian-Turkish Strategic Quagmire

With numerous strategic pitfalls to intervention in Syria, there is little chance that Article V will be invoked by Turkey to bring in a NATO intervention force.

From Dream to Farce: Turkey’s EU Membership

From Dream to Farce: Turkey’s EU Membership

The EU’s new agenda is aimed at improving general Turkey-EU relations, rather than increasing the likelihood of Turkish membership. Therefore, it seems that Turkey’s EU process could remain stationary for the foreseeable future, if not forever.

No Turkish Syrian War

No Turkish Syrian War

Turkey will not be an instrument by which the Assad regime is deposed. It will neither directly attack the Assad government nor be the leader of an intervening coalition. If there is intervention, it will have to be an American initiative.

Turkey, the Balance of Power, and the Risks of Article V

Turkey, the Balance of Power, and the Risks of Article V

Unless there is some sort of extraordinary aggression taken by the Assad regime towards Turkey, NATO’s role should remain focused on harshly worded joint statements and nothing more. Article V invocation would be an overreaction.

Bridge No More? Turkish Public Diplomacy and Branding under the AKP Government

Bridge No More? Turkish Public Diplomacy and Branding under the AKP Government

In order to better communicate with the rest of the world regardless of their religious affiliations and establish a stable identity, Turkey should focus on institutionalizing its public diplomacy attempts and should soften its anger-driven rhetorical style.

Human Rights and State Security: The Conflicting Features of International Migration

Human Rights and State Security: The Conflicting Features of International Migration

Irregular migration is a difficult test of the constructive interaction between two fixtures of modern political dialogue: the protection of individual human rights and the obligation of state’s to maintain security for their citizens.

Review – Turkey and the European Union

Review – Turkey and the European Union

Do issues of identity matter in international politics? Selcen Öner provides a comprehensive overview of how the issue of European identity has been a key aspect in the process of Turkey’s EU membership bid.

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