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In today’s Turkish economic reality various forms of accumulated and constantly increasing capital coexist, which should firstly be analysed theoretically and concisely, so that they become absolutely comprehensible in terms of their significance, their interconnection and their expressions. Firstly we make a distinction between the Islamic or green capital on the one hand and […]

Posted by Giorgos Konstantinidis

Disappointment in the Turkish media is revealed in the last few weeks concerning Turkey’s decision to withdraw its possible veto against Danish Prime Minister Anders Fogh Rasmussen becoming NATO’s new secretary general. Erdogan explained the Turkish media that veto was withdrawn since President Obama promised to be the “guarantor” of the Turkish concerns who said […]

Posted by Irmak Ozer

Commenting on the Gaza War taking place in January 2009, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan declared that Israel was committing “a crime against humanity”. It was an unexpected reaction considering Turkey’s close strategic friendship with Israel as well as the Turkish mediation efforts between Israel and Syria. Erdogan’s comment did not only upset Israel but also […]

Posted by Irmak Ozer

Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – AKP), is undoubtedly the dominant political force in contemporary Turkey’s political scene. It has been so since 2002 when it first came to power and keeps strengthening its position steadily ever since. It is indicative to mention that in 2002 it managed to attract a 34.43% […]

Posted by Leonidas Oikonomakis

Both Turkish citizens, all of the candidates and international observers seem to be happy that at the end of a long-election marathon, local elections ended as the victory of democracy in Turkey on March 29, Sunday. Almost 48 million citizens voted in 180.000 polling stations to choose their local leaders in every level, from city […]

Posted by Damla Cihangir

The meetings of the World Economic Forum in Davos are known for their ambition to act as catalysts in long-lasting international disputes. Davos’ idyllic Alpine landscape and the informal character of the meetings are meant to help leaders reach conciliation and conflict resolution. This was the apparent intention of the organisers when they organised a […]

Posted by Ioannis N. Grigoriadis