Turkeyscope: Insights on Turkish Affairs

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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.

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Erdoğan and His Allies: A Populist Legitimacy

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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.

My Rival Is My Teacher: Erdoğan in the Footsteps of Atatürk

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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.

Through Turkish Eyes: How the West Lost Turkey

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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.

Turkey: A Social Media Story

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Djene Rhys Bajalan from Missouri State University and Michael Brooks, an award-winning talk show host in the United States, contribute with an article focusing on social media and online communications technology in Turkey.

AKP's White Revolution

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Hay Eytan Cohen Yanarocak analyzes the Justice and Development Party's radical reforms in education and its proposed marriage regulation.

Turkey's Role in Syria

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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.