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–,...

Davutoğlu’s Ottomanism: Millet System with non-Muslim Societies or the Creation of ‘Ummah’(Ümmet)?

Davutoğlu’s Ottomanism: Millet System with non-Muslim Societies or the Creation of ‘Ummah’(Ümmet)?

*Source: Hürriyet © Davutoğlu’s Ottomanism: Millet System with non-Muslim Societies or the Creation of ‘Ummah’(Ümmet)? Abstract Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu offers some critics to Samuel...

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...

Geneva Talks III: Light at The End Of The Tunnel or a Mirage in The Syrian Desert?

Geneva Talks III: Light at The End Of The Tunnel or a Mirage in The Syrian Desert?

*Source: Daily Sabah © Geneva Talks III: Light at The End Of The Tunnel or a Mirage in The Syrian Desert? Summary UN led Geneva...

Prospects for a Visa-Free Turkey for EU Citizens

Prospects for a Visa-Free Turkey for EU Citizens

Prospects for a Visa-Free Turkey for EU Citizens Abstract The visa issue remains an important obstacle in the path towards full accession to the EU...

AKP’s Machiavellian Victory: How It Happened and What It Means for Turkey

AKP’s Machiavellian Victory: How It Happened and What It Means for Turkey

AKP’s Machiavellian Victory: How It Happened and What It Means for Turkey Abstract After five months in uncharted waters, Turkey’s future suddenly looks more predictable...

Presidentialism Debates in Turkey

Presidentialism Debates in Turkey

Presidentialism Debates in Turkey* Abstract With the adoption of the principle of popular presidential election in Turkey following the 2007 referendum, discussions on Turkey’s political...

Turkey: Nearing the End of its “Winter Sleep”

Turkey: Nearing the End of its “Winter Sleep”

Turkey: Nearing the End of its “Winter Sleep” Abstract AKP (Justice and Development Party), which came to power  in 2002, managed to get 43% of...

The Change Brought by the 2015 Elections:  From Elected Authoritarianism towards Democracy?

The Change Brought by the 2015 Elections: From Elected Authoritarianism towards Democracy?

The Change Brought by the 2015 Elections: rom Elected Authoritarianism towards Democracy? Abstract This article illustrates voters’ preferences in four different elections in order to...

German Retirement Tranquillity that the ‘Law on Foreigners and International Protection’ Cannot Protect

German Retirement Tranquillity that the ‘Law on Foreigners and International Protection’ Cannot Protect

German Retirement Tranquility that the ‘Law on Foreigners and International Protection’ Cannot Protect Abstract The phenomenon of Turkish-German migration generally evokes the ‘guest workers’ that went to...