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Erdogan: Despot Going Astray

Turkey is holding a referendum on 16th of April, when Turkish people will vote for a change in current constitution. If majority votes for 'yes' to change, that will increase Erdogan's power. When we are getting closer to referendum date, Erdogan, who wants to have a presidential system as a result of a change in constitution, have been trying to do demonstrations a in order to reac... Read more

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Turkish Military : Coup d'état in Ankara, Instanbul

Both of the main bridges in the Turkish city of Istanbul have been closed by security forces, reports say. Traffic has been stopped from crossing both the Bosphorus and Fatih Sultan Mehmet bridges, but no reasons have been given.There are also reports of military aircraft flying over the capital Ankara, with gunshots heard.It is unclear if the events are related and there has been... Read more

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Fear and Anger - Common Emotions of Divided Turkey

Turkey has been experiencing consecutive terror attacks recently. While some of them were carried out by ISIS, some have also been invoked by the Kurdish groups on account of the ongoing conflict that has been triggered by the current government. Despite Turkey has - unfortunately - witnessed such attacks before, the fear and anger among citizens have never been so high.As expected, peop... Read more

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Syria in the Middle of Debates

The ongoing crisis in Syria was the major topic at the Security Conference that was held in Munich. Most important among the conversations, world leaders discussed the air strikes in Syria, conducted by the West and those conducted separately by Russia. As the leaders of those two sides could not agree regarding the“measure” of the attacks, they needed a solution – cessation ... Read more

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Erdogan's  Regime as Competitive Authoritarianism

Turkey, which connects Europe and Asia, has a mentality more similar to that of Asia. Instead of adopting the democracy of the West, which is full of liberties, it has retained the “deficiency” of the Third World. As a result, it is a country where several Human Rights are violated.When we look at the history of Turkey – after the collapse of the Ottoman Empire – we can see a few mil... Read more

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Why does Turkey not belong only to Turks?

The territory which is called Turkey today is a land that has comprised diverse people since ancient ages. As Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923, it is better to mention the territory as Anatolia that is used specifically to refer to the Asian part of today's Turkey. Anatolia has been a region full of diverse nations - ethnically and religiously. In spite of the several invasions tha... Read more

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Is Cold War Really Over?

We live in a world where we witness no single day without any conflict. So, we should be used to every disagreement or clash. The truth is we are not. We get shocked by every instance and keep asking ourselves 'what else can be?'. I believe, some of us have specially thought about this when our 'active' world has been having one of the biggest problem - ISIS. Unfortunately, we have already ... Read more

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Paris and 'others'...

It was November 13th when all Western world was in shock. Both the newspapers and channels were publishing the terrorist attacks occured in Paris. The horrifying attacks which caused 130 civilian's death. ‘The attacks were the deadliest on France since WWII’ was one of the most repeated sentences on media. All western world was affected terribly by the ‘unexpected’ attacks.When I learnt ... Read more

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Europe in an Emergency State: Is the 'Union' shaking?

I would not prefer saying that EU is shaking but it is obvious that it is in the middle of a serious crisis. As it is known, some EU countries opened the borders for refugees mostly from Syria and Iraq who have been escaping from ISIS and are seeking for asylum. That was the moment when the disagreements between the members of EU appeared.Different... Read more

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How does the east and west of Turkey differ?

The difference between the East and the West of Turkey is similar to a difference between to distict countries. They are totally distinct from each other that one can hardly find similarity. The two most significant differences between them are the language and the culture (ethnicity). While the language of the West is Turkish, it is Kurdish in the East. Of course the official is Turkish i... Read more

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Nov, 2015: How does the shooting of the Russian jet affect the Russia-Turkey relations?

We may not know which side tells the truth as while Turkey defends itself by claiming 'Russia violated our airspace', Russia keeps denying. However, we can assume that Turkey will be affected much more negatively than Russia. In fact, the consequences for Turkey have already started to emerge. Here are the most significant two. On the one hand, the tourism will be affected... Read more

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Top 7 unique and local things to do in Istanbul, Turkey

ISTANBUL, TURKEY. If it is not exclusive enough to be in Europe and Asia at the same time, there are other things that you can enjoy in Istanbul, Turkey.There are not so many cities in the world where you can relish peculiar things that you can not in other places. Here we have the city which will offer you several unique things to do. Being in two different continents a... Read more

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Should the Kurdish people have their own country?

It depends on the person to say if the Kurds should have an independent state or not. It is definitely a subjective issue.In my opinion this largest stateless people deserve to have their own country. Basically, they are totally a different nation - with their language, ethnicity, history and culture - though it is denied by the countries they live in such as Turkey. So, why do not they ... Read more

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