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  • Turkey’s Clash of Civilizations

    By Dr. Soner Cagaptay | 08 June 2010 Ever since the Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) assumed power in 2002, Turkish foreign policy has made a 180-degree turn. The country’s once-strong ties with the United States and Israel have been weakened, and entry talks with the European Union have stalled while Ankara has come to the

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  • Turkey’s New Political Balance: Old AKP and New Kemalism

    By Dr. Soner Cagaptay | 20 May 2010    Turkey’s protracted political battle between the governing Justice and Development Party, or AKP, and its opponents reached a crescendo this month with the Turkish Parliament’s vote on proposed constitutional amendments.   The battle over the amendments represented the zenith of the country’s dangerous polarization between two broad political

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  • But parliamentary ratification of the deal has stalled in both countries

    But parliamentary ratification of the deal has stalled in both countries over the contentious issue of World War I-era killings of Armenians in Ottoman Turkey, which Yerevan insists constituted genocide but Ankara staunchly denies. Another sticking point is Turkey’s support for Armenia’s foe Azerbaijan in their dispute over the Nagorno-Karabakh region. “We are not prepared

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  • Introduction

    This paper argues that Turkey’s experience with economic crisis in 2001 demonstrates the effects of the investment model of economic development interacting simultaneously with the liquidity model. Investment model focuses on pull factors. “Rich country investors continuously evaluate profit opportunities at home and abroad, and when growth prospects in less developed countries (LDCs) seem favorable, they make the decision to

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  • Interview with Dr. Kerem Oktem

    By Ozgur Tufekci and Husrev Tabak | July 2012 Another Empire is based on the proceedings of a conference with the title “Turkey’s Foreign Policy in a changing world: Old alignments and new neighbourhoods”, which the editors (Kerem Öktem, Ayşe Kadıoğlu, Mehmet Karlı) and Othon Anastasakis, Director of Southeast European Studies at Oxford, convened in May

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