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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.

The ‘Turkish Model’ for the Middle East: Reproducing Neoliberal Hegemony?

The ‘Turkish Model’ for the Middle East: Reproducing Neoliberal Hegemony?

The lessons of the AKP’s development serve as an appealing model for the West interested in reproducing neoliberalism, as well as for Islamic actors who wish to consolidate by mobilizing a societal alliance against the forces of the old regime.

A Weak State with a ‘Strong State’ Tradition: The Case of Turkey

A Weak State with a ‘Strong State’ Tradition: The Case of Turkey

Turkey is more democratic and more liberal than in past decades. But a state stuck between the mosque and the barrack cannot be called a strong state.

Turkey’s New Constitution: Transformation, Democratization, and Living Together

Turkey’s New Constitution: Transformation, Democratization, and Living Together

Without a new constitution, Turkey seems to be unable to consolidate its democracy and strengthen the culture of living together in diversity. Recent developments have made a new, civil, and democratic constitution necessary, and increasingly popular.

Flying Blind: Why Armed Drones May Detract from Turkish Security

Flying Blind: Why Armed Drones May Detract from Turkish Security

Turkey is actively seeking to procure armed unmanned drone aircraft to combat its Kurdish insurgency. This strategy carries profound risks.

Turkey’s New Constitution & Secular Democracy: A Case for Liberty

Turkey’s New Constitution & Secular Democracy: A Case for Liberty

Turkey needs a pluralist and democratic-secular constitution with strong divisions of power and checks and balances. It should have specific & strong protections to secure accountability, an independent and neutral judiciary and freedom of belief and expression for all.

Reform of The Turkish Constitution: A Step Forward or Backward?

Reform of The Turkish Constitution: A Step Forward or Backward?

The present process has been admirably participatory to date, and demonstrates a political maturity that may well serve as the foundation for an appropriate constitution, even though its details are as yet undetermined.

Turkey Today: A “Leviathan” or a “Law-seeker”?

Turkey Today: A “Leviathan” or a “Law-seeker”?

The profound social and political changes Turkey has undergone have made it a law seeking nation. Ankara is now on the path to becoming a full fledged democracy under the rule of law.

Localizing Islam in Europe: Religious Activism among Turkish Islamic Communities

Localizing Islam in Europe: Religious Activism among Turkish Islamic Communities

It may be premature to talk about a distinct European Islam. Yet, the diverse activism among Turkish Islamic organizations indicates that Islam is incrementally but surely localizing in Europe.

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