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Turkey-Egypt: Turkish Model, Political Culture And Regional Power Struggle, Zenonas Tziarras Oct 2013

Turkey-Egypt: Turkish Model, Political Culture And Regional Power Struggle, Zenonas Tziarras

Zenonas Tziarras

This paper argues that although, during the governance of the Muslim Brotherhood, the promotion of the Turkish model through political and economic support was welcomed in Egypt, it is not compatible with the country and cannot be emulated, while there are also different perceptions about the matter on the elite and mass political culture levels. Moreover, based on the political culture(s) of the county, it is very likely that future governments in Egypt would want to assume a greater regional role. Ultimately this means that the Turkish model would have failed as a means of soft power and hegemony ...


The Transformation Of The Pkk (Kurdistan Workers' Party): Exploring Domestic, Regional, And Global Dynamics, Akin Guneri Jul 2013

The Transformation Of The Pkk (Kurdistan Workers' Party): Exploring Domestic, Regional, And Global Dynamics, Akin Guneri

Graduate Program in International Studies Theses & Dissertations

The main purpose of this study is to explore the underlying factors behind the political and ideological transformation of the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) since its foundation. Through the detailed analysis of the role of Turkey's internal versus external factors on the evolution of the PKK over time, this work finds that changing political developments in the Middle East were more influential than Turkey's shifting domestic political environment. Hypothesis testing revealed that the 1991 Gulf War, 2003 Iraq War, changing political dynamics of the Middle East following Syria's Arab Spring, and policy changes worldwide implemented after the ...


A Turkish Spring Even If Different From The Arab Spring, Ahmed Souaiaia Jun 2013

A Turkish Spring Even If Different From The Arab Spring, Ahmed Souaiaia

Ahmed E SOUAIAIA

The wide-spreading protest movement in Turkey is bringing up the irresistible analogy: Taksim Square is for Turkey what Tahrir Square is for Egypt. Considering that Tahrir Square events were the extension of the protest movement that started it all from Tunisia, it follows that the turmoil in Turkey is similar to the so-called Arab Spring. But most observers and media analysts are dismissing Taksim Square movement arguing that Turkey’s uprising is not similar to the Arab Spring because Erdoğan and his party are democratically elected and that Erdoğan has governed over a period of unprecedented economic prosperity.


Disadvantages To Turkey’S Eu Accession: Turkish Perspective, Madison Campbell, Elisa Demartino Apr 2013

Disadvantages To Turkey’S Eu Accession: Turkish Perspective, Madison Campbell, Elisa Demartino

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

No abstract provided.


The Issue Of Cyprus In The Eu Accession Of Turkey, Melike Baştürk Apr 2013

The Issue Of Cyprus In The Eu Accession Of Turkey, Melike Baştürk

Claremont-UC Undergraduate Research Conference on the European Union

No abstract provided.


The Sino-Centric Fault-Lines Of Turkish Geopolitics, Oğuz Dilek Dr. Apr 2013

The Sino-Centric Fault-Lines Of Turkish Geopolitics, Oğuz Dilek Dr.

Oğuz Dilek Dr.

Turkey has recently started to situate its security into a new geographical expanse with borders inching closer to the emerging China-centered world, and away from the European Peninsula. China by forming voluminous trade links with energy-rich Middle Eastern and Caucasian states has made the economic geography around Turkey’s borders appealing more than ever. Two outcomes lying face-to-face transpired from this new neighborhood. First, Turkey now enjoys an economic shelter that provides additional export outlets and foreign financial resources at a time of great distress in the West. Second, now Turkey’s material wellbeing is contingent on countries, such as ...


European Integration And Democratic Consolidation: Spain, Poland And Turkey In Comparative Perspective, Engin I. Erdem Jan 2013

European Integration And Democratic Consolidation: Spain, Poland And Turkey In Comparative Perspective, Engin I. Erdem

ENGIN I ERDEM Dr.

The study explored when, under what conditions, and to what extent did European integration, particularly the European Union’s requirement for democratic conditionality, contribute to democratic consolidation in Spain, Poland, and Turkey? On the basis of a four-part definition, the dissertation examined the democratizing impact of European integration process on each of the following four components of consolidation: (i) holding of fair, free and competitive elections, (ii) protection of fundamental rights, including human and minority rights, (iii) high prospects of regime survival and civilian control of the military, and (iv) legitimacy, elite consensus, and stateness. To assess the relative significance ...


Turkish Nation-State Identity And Foreign Policy On Armenia: The Roles Of Sèvresphobia And ‘Brotherly’ Azerbaijan, Emre Iseri, Nihat Celik Jan 2013

Turkish Nation-State Identity And Foreign Policy On Armenia: The Roles Of Sèvresphobia And ‘Brotherly’ Azerbaijan, Emre Iseri, Nihat Celik

Emre Iseri

Turkey’s new foreign policy activism heightened expectations regarding Turkish-Armenian reconciliation that remain unmet. Beginning at the nexus of national identity and foreign policy, this article addresses the way in which the Turkish nation-state identity’s constitutive discourse on Sèvres Syndrome and ‘brotherly’ Azerbaijan still play a critical role in Turkey’s foreign policy on Armenia.


Turkey's Energy Strategy And The Southern Gas Corridor, Emre Iseri, Alper Almaz Jan 2013

Turkey's Energy Strategy And The Southern Gas Corridor, Emre Iseri, Alper Almaz

Emre Iseri

"There are “short-term” ( supply shortages due to accidents, terrorist attacks, technical failure, etc.) and “long-term” (absence of infrastructure/framework for creating strategic security against major risks such as non-delivery due to political or economic reasons) energy security risks. “Procurement diversification” through ensuring the flow of regional alternative natural gas reserves in the Caspian Basin is a viable strategy to address those energy risks in particular for the long-term ones. Indeed, immediate aftermath of consecutive gas disputes of 2006, 2008, 2009 crises with Russia; the European Commission (EC) initiated the Southern Gas Corridor or so-called the New Silk Road to transport ...


Identity And Conflict: Pkk Vs. Turkey (1984-Present), Ross Dayton Jan 2013

Identity And Conflict: Pkk Vs. Turkey (1984-Present), Ross Dayton

Jack D. Gordon Institute for Public Policy - Student Research

This paper offers a causal analysis of the conflict between the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) and Turkey that has been ongoing since 1984. The history of Kurdish politics in Turkey is investigated in order to uncover the conflict’s causes. The conflict’s origins in the Turkish state’s refusal to recognize Kurdish identity and its forced attempts to assimilate Kurds into Turkish society are examined. Other causal factors such as the political turmoil of the decades prior to the conflict’s initiation, the involvement of the student youth in politics, the rise of the PKK, and the interrelationships between ...


Transfer Of Learning In Mathematics, Science, And Reading Among Students In Turkey: A Study Using 2009 Pisa Data, Mack C. Shelley, Atila Yildirim Jan 2013

Transfer Of Learning In Mathematics, Science, And Reading Among Students In Turkey: A Study Using 2009 Pisa Data, Mack C. Shelley, Atila Yildirim

Political Science Publications

Using Program for International Student Achievement (PISA) 2009 data we study the transfer of knowledge among reading, mathematics, and science among Turkish students. Both Science and Reading are significant predictors of Mathematics scores, although clearly Science is a much stronger predictor; the transfer from Science to Mathematics is much greater than is the transfer from Reading to Mathematics. SCHOOLID is the single strongest predictor of Mathematics outcomes, likely reflecting the importance of socioeconomic and regional or urban/rural differences in the quality of education available to students. Both Mathematics and Reading are significant predictors of Science scores, although Mathematics is ...