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  • August 24

    “Turkey between Russia and the West”

    Prof. Ali Resul Usul

    heyet1Russia is a very important strategic partner for Turkey and will continue to be in regard to ...
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  • October 19

    Turkey and the Coalition against ISIL: Some Legal Observations

    Prof. İbrahim Kaya, İstanbul University, Faculty of Law

    There is no doubt that the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham (ISIS, also known as ISIL) is a threat to stability and security in Syria, Iraq and the broader Middle East. ISIS uses terrorist ...

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  • July 20

    Commentary: Israel’s Gaza Operation and Individual Criminal Responsibility – Any Help From the ICC?

    Prof. İbrahim Kaya, Director of Human Rights Law Center, İstanbul University

    The Rome Statute that established the Internatıonal Criminal Court (ICC) was opened to signature in 1998 and the ICC became effective in 2002. The main mission of the Court is to put an end to impunity ...

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  • July 12

    Commentary: Minister of Foreign Affairs H.E. Ahmet Davutoğlu’s Visit to Uzbekistan

    Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Ali Karasar, Atılım University

    A Mr Davutoğlu Visits Uzbekistan: Fresh Pivot for Regional and Global Cooperation and Regaining Momentum in Turco-Uzbek Relations

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  • October 08

    Interview with Dr. Erkki TUOMIOJA, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Finland

    This interview was conducted by Pınar AKPINAR, Vice Director, Center for International Conflict Resolution at Yalova University during the II. Istanbul Conference on Mediation on April 11, 2013. Dr. Erkki Tuomioja is Minister for Foreign Affairs ...
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  • October 08

    Interview with Mr. Jamal Mohamed BARROW, Deputy Foreign Minister of Somalia

    This interview was conducted by Pınar AKPINAR, Vice Director, Center for International Conflict Resolution at Yalova University during the II. Istanbul Conference on Mediation on April 11, 2013.

    Mr. Jamal Mohamed BARROW is Deputy Minister ...
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  • April 30

    A New Security Order for the Middle East

    Sam Sasan Shoamanesh, co-founder and managing editor of Global Brief magazine, and an expert in international law, - conflict resolution and Middle East foreign policy.

    The only region in the world without a security framework must at long last set about the task of creating one
     
    The Middle East is once again the theatre for one of the world’s major crises- this time ...
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  • October 08

    Italy and Turkey: More Than Just Friends

    Hakkı Akil, Ambassador of the Republic of Turkey in Italy and Gianpaolo Scarante, Ambassador of the Italian Republic in Turkey

    On May 8 the governments of Italy and Turkey held in Rome their second Summit. Accompanied by the Ministers of Foreign and European Affairs, Interior, Economy, Environment and Finance, Prime Ministers Mario Monti and Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reviewed ...
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  • February 24

    An Outsider’s Perspective on Turkish Public Diplomacy

    Jed Willard

    Shortly upon arriving in Ankara, I was informed that Europeans in Turkey often feel like they are in Asia, while Asians often feel like they are in Europe.  As an American who has spent some time in Asia, I can definitively say that, on my visit to ...
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  • January 19

    Transcending the Middle East: Turkish Foreign Policy in 2012

    Emirhan Yorulmazlar*

    At the turn of the new millennium, Turkey’s relations with the neighborhood, once deemed a liability, normalized. Thanks to a series of structural and ideational developments, Ankara entrenched a stakeholder role in its strategic environment. This ...
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  • December 20

    New Turkish Foreign Policy in the Balkans

    Tuncay Babalı*

    The reality of regional or sub-regional cooperation has increasingly become a fact of the 21st century as many nations move towards closer cultural, economic, and political interaction, if not integration, at the regional level. The ...
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