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EU-TURKEY RELATIONS AFTER GEZİ: ANOTHER HALT OR AN INCENTIVE TO REVIVE TURKEY’S MORIBUND ACCESSION PROCESS?

EU-TURKEY RELATIONS AFTER GEZİ: ANOTHER HALT OR AN INCENTIVE TO REVIVE TURKEY’S MORIBUND ACCESSION PROCESS?

upa-admin Temmuz 15, 2013 0

In my previous article I was to a certain extent optimistic over a positive breakthrough in EU-Turkey relations in 2013. However, the way Prime Minister Erdoğan and the AKP members (with a few exceptions)

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TURKISH SPRING: OCCUPY GEZİ

TURKISH SPRING: OCCUPY GEZİ

upa-admin Haziran 6, 2013 0

A small environmentalist protest that started on 28 May 2013 in order to protect one of the rare green areas in Taksim called “Gezi Park” surprisingly turned into a massive social movement in Turkey

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THE ARAB SPRING: A CONSPIRACY THEORY OR NATION’S WILL?

THE ARAB SPRING: A CONSPIRACY THEORY OR NATION’S WILL?

upa-admin Mayıs 13, 2013 0

Revolts did not knock on the door, they just sneaked in the Arab region, toppling some regimes while shaking the thrones of others. Analyses began to heap in an attempt to examine this state

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ERDOĞAN: A CULTURAL CONSERVATIVE, NOT A POLITICAL ONE

ERDOĞAN: A CULTURAL CONSERVATIVE, NOT A POLITICAL ONE

upa-admin Mart 19, 2013 0

Recently I wrote an article “Liberal Criticism of Erdoğan’s Turkey”, which took both positive and some negative reactions from our readers. General critics towards my article focused on the political liberalism of Erdoğan compared

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LIBERAL CRITICISM OF ERDOĞAN’S TURKEY

LIBERAL CRITICISM OF ERDOĞAN’S TURKEY

upa-admin Mart 8, 2013 0

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan (59), is without any doubt one of the most interesting and powerful leaders of 21st century. Erdoğan has been ruling a “torn country” like Turkey since 2003 and

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JUSTICE FOR ALL, ONE AT A TIME

JUSTICE FOR ALL, ONE AT A TIME

upa-admin Mart 5, 2013 0

2013 marks the 50th anniversary of a landmark case in American jurisprudence that upheld the right to counsel in all criminal cases, regardless of the level of offence. Mr. Gideon, charged with breaking and

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A CASE OF MODERATE ISLAMIST MOVEMENT: JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY

A CASE OF MODERATE ISLAMIST MOVEMENT: JUSTICE AND DEVELOPMENT PARTY

upa-admin Şubat 22, 2013 0

In order to provide an understanding of the ideology of Justice and Development Party in Turkey, the approaches of moderate Islamists should firstly be put forward. Firstly, the moderates denounce the use of violence

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TURKISH AND BULGARIAN ACCESSION TO EUROPEAN UNION IN COMPARISON

TURKISH AND BULGARIAN ACCESSION TO EUROPEAN UNION IN COMPARISON

upa-admin Ekim 28, 2012 1

Introduction In this paper, I will examine Turkey’s on-going accession process and Bulgarian accession process to EU, which was finalized with full Bulgarian membership to EU in 1 January 2007. In order to make

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TURKISH-ISRAELI RELATIONS: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE LAST PERIOD

TURKISH-ISRAELI RELATIONS: A CRITICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE LAST PERIOD

upa-admin Ekim 23, 2012 0

Abstract: Much has been discussed about Turkish-Israeli relations in the last decade. The cooling period of the relations starting from late 1990s onwards, contributed to the rise of the questions about the discussions on

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INTERVIEW WITH AMERICAN AUTHOR CLAIRE BERLINSKI

INTERVIEW WITH AMERICAN AUTHOR CLAIRE BERLINSKI

upa-admin Ağustos 13, 2012 0

UPA: Mrs. Berlinski it is a great honour for UPA family to make an e-interview with a famous author like you. Since there could be some people among our young readers who did not

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