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    Chaos and Fear: Governmental strategies to hinder national and international humanitarian responses to internal displacement in Turkey

Chaos and Fear: Governmental strategies to hinder national and international humanitarian responses to internal displacement in Turkey

by Megan Barlow

The south-eastern region of Turkey sits at the heart of the Syrian humanitarian emergency, hosting a large part of the more than three million refugees in the country and having thus become a hub for the operations of international non-governmental organisations (INGOs). In parallel, Turkey has become gradually more authoritarian since Erdogan’s election in 2003, reaching a […]

What do we know about the Kurdistan Freedom Falcons (TAK)?

by Nicola Degli Esposti

Since the summer of 2015, Turkey has been the victim of a wave of violent attacks perpetrated by both Islamists and separatist Kurdish groups. The beginning of this period of violence coincided with the collapse of the peace process between Ankara and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and the resumption of their 30-year-old conflict. Within this […]

March 8th, 2017|Turkey|0 Comments|

Will Turkey remember the Syrian citizenship debate?

By Pinar Dinç and Francesca Capoluongo

It was on 2 July 2016 that President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan announced that Syrian ‘guests under temporary protection’ (i.e. refugees) in Turkey would be granted Turkish citizenship. He deferred to the Interior Ministry for further comment, though members of the government themselves seemed to have been taken by surprise. The proposal sparked immediate debate in the […]

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    What the Bashiqa Dispute and Operation Euphrates Shield tell us about Turkey’s changing foreign policy

What the Bashiqa Dispute and Operation Euphrates Shield tell us about Turkey’s changing foreign policy

by Ferhat Gurini

With the advent of the protests that swept the Arab world in 2011, Turkey saw its chance to become the region’s new religious and cultural powerhouse leading the way in the name of moderate Islam. Fast-forward to November 2016, and Turkey now borders two countries plagued by civil wars, hosts the highest number of refugees in the […]

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    Turkey’s Imaginary Need for Presidentialism: What would Erdogan’s latest project bring to the country?

Turkey’s Imaginary Need for Presidentialism: What would Erdogan’s latest project bring to the country?

by Tevfik Murat Yildirim

Much has been written about the growing demand of the Turkish political elite for the presidential system, though relatively little is known about the potential consequences of replacing the parliamentary democracy with an executive presidency. While President Erdogan’s call for a constitutional change shows no sign of abating, several cabinet members and senior Justice and Development […]

October 28th, 2016|Turkey|1 Comment|

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