COULD TURKISH ELECTIONS BE POSTPONED?
Introduction Türkiye (Turkey) as a nation has been suffering since 6 February 2023, when two devastating earthquakes hit the country’s southeastern cities. Centered in Kahramanmaraş, the disasters demolished 10 Turkish cities including Kahramanmaraş, HatayRead More »
COUNTRIES HAVING SECULARISM AS A CONSTITUTIONAL PRINCIPLE
Introduction There is no questioning that countries implementing secularism and providing an equal approach to people from all religions or non-religious people have more chance to become democratic. There is no doubt that almostRead More »
WHAT IS THE “EUROPEAN POLITICAL COMMUNITY” AND WHAT DOES IT MEAN FOR TURKEY?
Introduction The way forward is clear: strengthen Turkey’s position within Europe, re-invigorate accession negotiations with the EU and steer Turkey away from ideas such as membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organization. The European PoliticalRead More »
HOW WAS 2021 IN THE EUROPEAN UNION? EVALUATION WITHIN THE SCOPE OF LAST EU SUMMIT
The European Union spent 2021 in the shadow of the fight against the epidemic, economic and political turmoil. In 2021, the European Union (EU) focused on issues such as the management of crises causedRead More »
A RECIPE FOR NORMALIZATION IN TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY
The Republic of Turkey is heading towards its 100th anniversary. According to normal schedule, Turkey’s 100th anniversary will coincide with the country’s next presidential election. Before the election, both the government coalition (AK PartiRead More »
BRITISH FOREIGN SECRETARY DOMINIC RAAB VISITED CYPRUS
Introduction British (United Kingdom/UK) Foreign Secretary (Secretary of State for Foreign, Commonwealth, and Development Affairs) Dominic Raab visited Cyprus on February 4, 2021 Thursday. Raab met with the Cypriot leaders (Cyprus Republic/South Cyprus GreekRead More »
2020 POLISH PRESIDENTIAL ELECTIONS IN THE SHADOW OF COVID-19 PANDEMIC
In the second round of presidential election in Poland (July, 12 2020) actual Polish president Andrzej Duda has been reelected after defeating liberal Warsaw Mayor Rafał Trzaskowski. The National Electoral Commission (PKW) has announced nearlyRead More »
INTERVIEW WITH FRENCH HISTORIAN DR. MAXIME GAUIN
Dr. Maxime Gauin is working as Visiting Professor and continues to make research since August 2012 for Turkish think-tank AVİM (Avrasya İncelemeleri Merkezi). Gauin took his BA degree from the department of History atRead More »