Turkey at Critical Juncture: New Constitution and Presidential System

Turkey at Critical Juncture: New Constitution and Presidential System

Indicative Abstract: Presidential system is an option that has never been appraised in the long course of constitutional experience of Turkey. In the last periods...

Regional Energy Security: Turkey’s Ambition to Become a Regional Energy Hub

Regional Energy Security: Turkey’s Ambition to Become a Regional Energy Hub

Abstract Turkey aspires to become the new energy hub in the region, despite the fact that it is an energy debtor nation and consumes more...

The Present and Future of the G20 From the Perspective of the Global Economy and Turkey

The Present and Future of the G20 From the Perspective of the Global Economy and Turkey

[1]Between the 18th and 19th June 2012, the leaders of G20 summit will meet in Los Cabos, Mexico. Turkey has been nominated for presidency of...

Turkey’s Somalia Adventure: The Quest for Soft Power and Regional Recognition

Turkey’s Somalia Adventure: The Quest for Soft Power and Regional Recognition

This paper examines a unique dimension in contemporary Turkish foreign policy: “Turkish exceptionalism” in the Middle East. “Turkish exceptionalism” is the coupling of political altruism,...

Europeanization Decoupled? Fighting Corruption in Turkey

Europeanization Decoupled? Fighting Corruption in Turkey

The decision of the EU to grant Turkey candidate status in Helsinki Summit in 1999 and the financial crisis of 2000–2001 have given rise to...

Black Gold was Already Transformed to Black Swan, Mr. President

Black Gold was Already Transformed to Black Swan, Mr. President

2012 is the election year in US, as it was in 2008. President Obama is facing political problems over high gas prices. He said today,...

Interpreting Emerging Finance Capitalism in Turkey

Interpreting Emerging Finance Capitalism in Turkey

Turkey has been touted as one of the great ‘emerging market’ success stories. As the advanced capitalisms like the US and UK sunk into the...

Azerbaijan Caught in the America- Iran Crisis: ‘A Close Neighbour’ or ‘a Distant Ally’?

Azerbaijan Caught in the America- Iran Crisis: ‘A Close Neighbour’ or ‘a Distant Ally’?

  Recently, in the last few years, the level of tension between U.S. and Iran has risen and this issue has become a threat for...