Despite the importance and improvement of multi-dimensional Turkish-Chinese relations, Turkish decision makers have had difficulties reconciling their Pan-Islamic ideological rhetoric and the demands of realpolitik. While Ankara recognizes the need to form good relations with China, its self-assigned role as the protector of “oppressed Muslims” has, so far, trapped Turkey between realpolitik and the purism of ideology.
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Professor Ofra Bengio has published an article on the website mida.org.il, where she argues that Turkish President Reccip Tayyep Erdogan's policy may well drag Turkey into a bloody war with the Kurds and perhaps even cause a civil war within Turkey itself. In Hebrew. To read, click here.
Visiting scholar Professor Ahmet K. Han examines the effects of Prime Minister Erdogan and President Davutoglu on Turkey's seemingly convoluted and opaque foreign policy.
Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses the role that Turkish social networking sites (SNS) have in regards to the Islamic State.
MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the achievement of the largely Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) in the recent elections and its key role in the failure of the AKP.
MDC Senior Researcher Prof. Ofra Bengio argues that the imminent Turkish elections will likely decide whether Turkey remains democratic or veers towards an authoritarian system.
Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak explains the evolving state of relations between Iran and Turkey.
In this article from the May 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak deals with the Turkish government’s use of the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Gallipoli to divert the world’s attention from the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide.
In this article from the April 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, MDC Junior Researcher Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discuses the use of SNS to express outrage over a power outage in Turkey.
In this article from the March 2015 issue of Beehive: Middle East Social Media, Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak examines the Turkish military operation to relocate the tomb of Süleyman Şah.