Recently, AKP and Erdogan have been facing challenges from their own backward, the “huzursuz muhafazakarlar” - the “restless conservatives”. This group's actions put into question how long the dominant narrative of Turkey’s grandeur can remain sustainable.
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By Evangelos Areteos: "The Mavi Vatan (Blue Homeland in English) naval doctrine of Turkey has lately emerged as one of the pillars of the Turkish foreign and security policy, aiming at establishing Turkey as a vast regional naval power in and around the Mediterranean"
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From the Valley to a Pit: Legitimation of the State and Counter-Narratives through Turkish TV Series
The shadowy relations of the state with organized crime have become the central plot of a very popular sub-genre of Turkish TV series. This sub-genre of TV series, where the state and its survival intertwine with the organized crime had started with the TV series and films “Valley of the Wolves” and it resurfaced with the TV series “Eşkıya Dünyaya Hükümdar Olmaz” – Bandits. However, a new sub-genre has lately emerged, where organised crime is depicted as the way of survival of urban poor, and by doing so, it has reframed the popular culture of contestation of the legitimacy of the state.
Senior Research Associate, Dr Maria Hadjiathanasiou has published her latest book on Propaganda and the Cyprus Revolt
The divided island of Cyprus reported its first case of COVID–19 to local media on 9 March.
Biopolitics implies a hierarchy with the immunized at the top and the de-munized, who will be excluded from any act of immunological protection, at the bottom.
Cyber-criminals have used COVID-19 as a lure to infiltrate our systems, launch cyberattacks against private and public institutions, and spread harmful disinformation.