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Obsessed with Political Stability

The turbulent 1970s inflicted a lot of pain and suffering on Turkish society. Sharpening class struggle, internal strife and terrorism along with frequently formed coalition governments in the context of economic bottlenecks that were associated with import-substituting industrialization prompted the coup d’état of 1980. 542 more words


Turkish Constitutional Referendum

Marcus Alexander Templar
Former U.S. Army Cryptologic Linguist
and All-Source Intelligence Analyst of the Defense Intelligence Agency

“Considering everything Erdogan has done so far, he is seeking not only political power, but also religious power. 29 more words

Eastern Mediterranean

EMF Conference - The Latest Developments in Turkey

Brigadier General (Retd.) Christos Minagias
EMF Conference 5-7 December 2016
Larnaca, Cyprus

Since the Justice and Development Party was brought into power in 2002, Turkey’s foreign policy has experienced significant changes. 91 more words

Eastern Mediterranean

EMF Conference - Turkey’s Struggle for World Hegemony of the Islamic Peopl

Dr. David Altman – Senior Vice President, Netanya Academic College Strategic Culture of Turkey
EMF Conference 5-7 December 2016
Larnaca, Cyprus

For centuries Turkey was perceived in Europe as a cultural outsider and a military threat. 98 more words

Eastern Mediterranean

Türkischer Unterricht in Europa


In Deutschland herrscht schon länger Aufregung darüber, aber laute Kritik darf nicht sein. An deutschen Schulen unterrichten über 500 türkische Lehrer, sogenannte Konsulatslehrkräfte, Schüler auf Türkisch. 847 more words


New Istanbul Mayor to be Voted by Municipal Council

Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş has resigned on September 22, starting the process of a new vote on the municipal chair.

Upon Justice & Development Party (AKP)’s Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Kadir Topbaş has resigned, municipal council will need to vote on a new mayor. 53 more words


The European Union’s Perennial Turkish Dilemma

 DAVA Analytic Brief no. 4 by Bogdan Mureșan, Guest Expert

(also see in .pdf  format)

Given their geopolitical position and economic interdependence, in all likelihood, Turkey and the European Union (still) have much to offer each other. 1,892 more words