The Issue of Religious Freedom in Turkey’s EU Accession

The Issue of Religious Freedom in Turkey’s EU Accession

The Issue of Religious Freedom in Turkey’s EU Accession Abstract Turkey has many different non-Muslim and non-Sunni minorities (e.g. Alevis). However, the Turkish governments (such...

Turkish Security Models for South Caucasus Region

Turkish Security Models for South Caucasus Region

Turkish Security Models for South Caucasus Region Introduction The changes made in the political map of the world in the ‘90s of the 20th century...

A Close Look to EU’s 2014 Progress Report for Turkey: Another Winter Coming for EU-Turkey Relations?

A Close Look to EU’s 2014 Progress Report for Turkey: Another Winter Coming for EU-Turkey Relations?

A Close Look to EU’s 2014 Progress Report for Turkey: Another Winter Coming for EU-Turkey Relations? It was not long ago when the new European...

NATO’s Cyber Security Policy: The Historical Process and Critical Junctures

NATO’s Cyber Security Policy: The Historical Process and Critical Junctures

*Source: DoD/D.Myles Cullen © NATO’s Cyber Security Policy: The Historical Process and Critical Junctures Abstract During the cold war, the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO)...

Visionary Failure: on Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Visionary Failure: on Turkey’s Foreign Policy

Visionary Failure: on Turkey’s Foreign Policy Following Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s election as Turkey’s president in August 2014, the governing Justice and Development Party announced that...

Three Main Blocks For a Political Solution to the Syrian Crisis

Three Main Blocks For a Political Solution to the Syrian Crisis

Three Main Blocks For a Political Solution to the Syrian Crisis Abstract The Syrian crisis is often referred as a “proxy war” implying that domestic...

Turkey’s Geopolitical Dilemma: Dogma of ‘In the Middle’

Turkey’s Geopolitical Dilemma: Dogma of ‘In the Middle’

*Source: Carlos Delgado © Turkey’s Geopolitical Dilemma: Dogma of ‘In the Middle’ Abstract Many manoeuvres made within interior and foreign affairs axes throughout Turkey’s political history...

New Middle East: Turkey from Being a Playmaker to Seclusion in the New Middle East

New Middle East: Turkey from Being a Playmaker to Seclusion in the New Middle East

New Middle East: Turkey from Being a Playmaker to Seclusion in the New Middle East Geographically spread over a wide area –from Tunisia to Yemen–,...

Bringing the War Home:  Paris Carnage as Islamic State’s 9/11

Bringing the War Home: Paris Carnage as Islamic State’s 9/11

*Source: AFP / Georges Gobet © Bringing the War Home:[1] Paris Carnage as Islamic State’s 9/11 Abstract The terrorist attacks between 7th and 9th of...

The Winning Christian ‘Cards’ in AKP’s Foreign Policy

The Winning Christian ‘Cards’ in AKP’s Foreign Policy

The Winning Christian ‘Cards’ in AKP’s Foreign Policy Abstract Middle Eastern Christians suffered from repeated oppression movements, which threatened their very existence in the past...