Turkeyscope is a thought-provoking publication of the MDC, which provides critical analysis of contemporary Turkish affairs. The publication features articles analyzing global and regional phenomena vis a vis Turkish foreign policy and their implications on Turkey and the region. It is edited by Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak and Ceng Sagnic. Sarah Jacobs is the Assistant Editor for 2016.
Turkeyscope: Insights on Turkish Affairs
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Ceng Sagnic analyzes the relationship between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) practice of forging alliances with both Islamist and ultranationalist groups, and the party’s efforts to build heavily-armed forces against the probability of renewed coup attempts.
Turkey and two Middle Eastern ‘quasi-states’: Turkish relations with the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Palestinian National Authority
Guest author Dr. Francis Owtram analyzes Turkey’s foreign policy vis-à-vis the Kurdistan Regional Government and the Palestinian Authority.
Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's use of grandiose building projects as a means of emulating Turkey’s founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and for laying the groundwork for future political alliances.
Ankara’s Muted Response to the Kurdistan Region’s Independence Referendum and the International and Regional Context
Kurdistan24 Washington D.C correspondent Dr. Laurie Mylroie contributes with an article focusing on the September 2017 Kurdish independence referendum.
Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the latest crisis between the United States and Turkey, traces the roots of the rift between Turkey and the West, and explains the current Turkish foreign policy conception.
Ceng Sagnic analyzes the potential for a renewed crisis between Turkey and the Iraqi Kurdistan Region given the latter’s rising bid for independence.
Djene Rhys Bajalan from Missouri State University and Michael Brooks, an award-winning talk show host in the United States, contributes with an article focusing on social media and online communications technology in Turkey.
MDC Researcher Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the Justice and Development Party's radical reforms in education and its proposed marriage regulation
Guest author Kyle Orton, a Fellow at the Henry Jackson Society, discusses Turkey's role in Syria by highlighting possible challenges that Ankara may face in the near future.
Dr. Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak discusses the changing power equation in Cyprus and the role of natural gas in the eastern Mediterranean.