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INSIDE THE MAGAZINE’S JANUARY ISSUE

Andrei Karlov: A Character That Will Never Be Forgotten

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Respected and beloved Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrei Karlov was assassinated on 19 December while he was attending an exhibition opening. It has been revealed that his murderer had close ties with Gulenist terrorist organization (FETÖ). After his death, he was declared as a national hero and Turkish government officials said the street that Russian embassy located, would be renamed as ‘’ Andrei Karlov’’ street.

You can read the rest of the article in our magazine’s January issue

 

The Insidious Face of War: Terrorism

By Mahmut ŞAHİN

War is as old as human history. As war also means conflict, people have been at war since they have existed on earth. From the beginning humans have fought nature, wild animals, famine, disease and each other. People first had to fight to survive.  In time, as society grew more complex, the fields of conflict and war, as well as their forms changed.

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35 Years Of Terrorism May Have Cost Turkey 3 Trillion Dollars

By Cahit UYANIK

For almost one and a half years, Turkey has been under intensive terrorist attack.  It began with the suicide bombing by ISIS in the Suruç district of Şanlıurfa on July 20th 2015 and was followed by attacks by the PKK. The ongoing wave of terrorism strengthened with the bloody coup attempt of the FETO on July 15th 2016 and has affected all of Turkey very negatively in social, political, legal and economic fields. It may be said that the effects of this wave will continue in coming years. 

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Fıre in Mosul

By İlknur Şebnem ÖZTEMEL

As the folksong goes:

“Fire on the flag honor in Kirkuk fallen,

The inn of old in sorrowful Mosul fallen,

I swear to the Prophet that our people oppressed,

Who knows out of how many Turkmen the life has fallen.”

 

This is indeed how the fire has fallen to Mosul and the entire Middle East. The region which has not known peace for a century is once more witnessing rivers of blood.

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Was The European Far Right Too Quıck to Celebrate Trump’s Victory?

By Dr. Dilek YİĞİT

Donald Trump has won the US Presidential elections held in November. With Trump set to become the 45th president of the USA, his victory has spelt disappointment for the supporters of Hillary Clinton, came as a surprise to those who did not see it as a real possibility and a “disaster” and “historical upset” for those who were absolutely opposed to Trump.

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A Brief Analysis: The Post-Liberal Era, Impacts Of Cultural Policy Tools

By Yusuf FIRINCI

The main argument of this brief analysis is to suggest that the role of cultural policies has been dismissed under the global focus on cultural diversity and economic outcomes of cultural policies. Most of the culture related policies of various countries were formulated similarly since the end of the Cold War.

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Interview:Associate Professor Mustafa Nail Alkan

By Baybars ÖĞÜN

For this month’s issue, The Diplomatic Observer has carried out an interview with Assoc. Professor M. Nail Alkan, who lived in Germany between 1970 and 1994 and who is an expert on Germany and the EU. We spoke about the debate raging over the European Union project as never before, the now traditional circularity of Turkey-EU relations, the rise of radical political movements in Europe and especially the far right in Germany, concerns over a return to the world of the 1930s, the situation of Syrian refugees and their ramifications on European politics.  

You can read the rest of the interview in our magazine’s January issue

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Hocalı’s Children…

By Gülsüm Gizem ÖZYOL

{0>Karabağ Savaşı (Şubat 1988 - Mayıs 1994), Azerbaycan Sovyet Sosyalist Cumhuriyeti'ne bağlı Dağlık Karabağ Özerk Bölgesi’nin Ermenistan Sovyet Sosyalist Cumhuriyeti'ne bağlanmasını isteyen Ermeniler ile bunu kabul etmeyen Azeriler arasında başlayan ve Sovyetler Birliği'nin dağılmasından sonra Azerbaycan Cumhuriyeti ile Ermenistan Cumhuriyeti arasında çatışmaya dönüşen bir savaştır.<}0{>The Karabagh War (February 1988- May 1994) is the conflict between Armenians who wanted the Autonomous Region of Nagorno-Karabagh of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Azerbaijan to become a part of the Soviet Socialist Republic of Armenia and Azerbaijanis who opposed this, which was inherited by the Republic of Azerbaijan and the Republic of Armenia after the collapse of the USSR.<0}

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25th Anniversary of Diplomatic Relations Between Azerbaijan And Turkey

By Faig BAĞIROV

Republic of Azerbaijan’s Ambassador to Turkey

 

25 years have passed since the signing of the Agreement on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey. Throughout a quarter of a century of relations between Azerbaijan and Turkey, special importance has been attached to ensuring regional security and the realisation of socio-economic, scientific and cultural steps.

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China’s Railroad to the West

By Maximillian Christen MØRCH

Over the last few years China has been developing plans for increased rail connection with its neighbours and further afield. With plans for three major railway lines spanning continents, what will the impact be on China and its neighbours?

The Woosung Road was constructed in Shanghai in 1876; it was a small narrow gauge passenger railway that ran for only 14 kms. Initially designed by American and British diplomats living in Shanghai, the line would be closed down only a year later by Qing Viceroy Shen Pao-chen. Yet despite this inauspicious start the Chinese railway would go onto become one of the largest rail networks in the world. 150 years later China is currently at the forefront of the rail industry and pushing forward a number of huge ambitious projects linking China to Europe that will cement China’s place as a pioneer of High Speed Rail and the rail industry.

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(Un)Happy Anniversary Maastricht Summit!

By Assoc. Prof. Deniz ALTINBAŞ

It has been 25 years since the signing of the treaty of the same name at the Maastricht Summit that transformed the European Community into the European Union and aimed to give it a strong political base. It might have been expected that on its 25th anniversary, the Maastricht Treaty, which is the most significant agreement after the Treaty of Rome in the history of the EU would have been celebrated with pomp by member states and European institutions.  However, just as there were no jubilations, some ran headlines reading “unhappy birthday”.

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François Fillon Determined To Break The Deficit Habit

By Robert HARNEIS

Former Prime Minister François Fillon and leader of the Republican Party is now the favorite to win the French Presidential elections in May. He unexpectedly routed ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy in the party’s primaries. What does he stand for? What sort of man is he?

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Osce Council of Ministers

By Yusuf ERDOĞDU

The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) 23rd Council of Ministers has met in Hamburg on December 8th-9th 2016. At the meeting attended by the foreign ministers of 57 member states of OSCE, the role of the OSCE against challenges in its geography, combating terrorism, current security threats, the issue of migration, frozen conflicts, the crisis in Ukraine, trust and confidence building measures and arms control were discussed.

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Women in Afghanistan

By Angela CORRIAS

Next March will mark the second anniversary of the brutal killing of 27-year-old woman Farkhunda Malikzada that took place in Kabul city center by the hand of hundreds of men after the mullah of nearby Shah Do Shamshira shrine falsely accused her of burning a copy of the Quran. Two years after the barbarous crime, little has changed in the condition of women in Afghanistan.

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Fidel Castro and Sports

By Onur BİLGİÇ

When the Cuban Revolution took place on January 1st 1959, a new process awaited not only his country but the whole world. That day, Fidel Castro and the July 26 Movement he led toppled Fulgencio Batista, who was supported by the USA and Castro had entered Cuba’s capital Habana.  The regime had changed. Cuba, which is only 144 kilometers away from the USA, one of the two superpowers, was to become a satellite of the other superpower, the USSR.

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Interview: Professor Afrim Hoti

By Nuran YILDIRIM

The Diplomatic Observer magazine has carried out an exclusive interview with Prof. Ass. Dr. Afrim Hoti. The wide-ranging interview covers the conflict in Kosovo, Kosovo's independence, ethnic minorities, the Community of Serb Municipalities (CSM), neighborhood policy and the EU.

You can read the rest of the interview in our magazine’s January issue

 

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