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  • Changing Naval Balances In The Eastern Mediterranean: Implications For Turkey 

    Authors:Güvenç, Serhat; Egeli, Sıtkı
    Publisher and Date:(Turkish Policy Quarterly, 2016)
    This paper is aimed at providing an assesement of the growing Russian naval strength and assertiveness in the Eastern Mediterranean and its implications for Turkey's place in the regional naval power hierarchy after Moscow's direct involvement in the Syrian conflict in 2015. Although the main focus is on the Eastern Mediterranean the region obviously cannot be decoupled from the Black Sea and to some extent from the Aegean. Therefore this paper argues that the naval power hierarchy in these three ...

  • THE LOGIC OF SECRECY: DIGITAL SURVEILLANCE IN TURKEY AND RUSSIA 

    Authors:Ünver, Hamid Akın
    Publisher and Date:(Turkish Policy Quarterly, 2018)
    Turkey and Russia have been developing comparable approaches to digital surveillance. The advent of Internet Communication Technologies (ICTs) and social media platforms have enabled significantly increased systematic state surveillance. From the state's perspective, data-centric digital surveillance is required for two reasons. First, the extent and depth at which terrorist organizations and criminal groups use these platforms for recruitment, logistics, and planning. Second, this trend is driven ...

  • THE NEW GEOPOLITICAL GAME IN THE CASPIAN REGION: AZERBAIJAN-TURKEY ENERGY RELATIONS 

    Authors:Ediger, Volkan S.; Durmaz, Duygu
    Publisher and Date:(Turkish Policy Quarterly, 2016)
    The Caspian Basin has been one of the most important geopolitical scenes since the dissolution of the Soviet Union. The historical development of the basin in the last decade and a half provides us with some important clues about the dynamics of the new energy geopolitics. This article aims to examine geopolitical events that have occurred in connection with the hydrocarbon riches of the basin from a historical perspective. The focus of the article is mainly on the energy upstream and midstream ...

  • Turkish Business in The Kurdistan Region of Iraq 

    Authors:Fidan, Christina Bache
    Publisher and Date:(Turkish Policy Quarterly, 2016)
    In the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI) economic development and infrastructure recovery expanded at a monumental pace over the last decade. However the economic boom also had negative aftershocks including a significant rise in housing costs local workers struggling to find employment with foreign companies and the difficulties faced by the local private sector trying to operate in an emerging economy dominated by the public and oil sectors. In this article the author argues that ensuring Turkish ...