In the first installment of the Glances on Turkey, Evangelos Areteos explains the relationship between Ottoman Sultan Abdulhamid II's role in history and his cultural heritage in today's Turkey, where Abdulhamid II has become an integral part of populist mobilization.
In this second report on the Turkish electorate, Evangelos Areteos explains the relationship between the opposition and the undecided, and the reasons why disaffected voters steer away from the opposition.
This work focuses on society, religion, and the testing of the Islamist mobilization in Turkey. It examines the reasons behind voters’ disaffection, with a particular focus on the more conservative and religious elements in society.
While highlighting the challenges Turkish foreign policy in Africa faces, Evangelos Areteos also makes a case of this policy being a combination of "public diplomacy and visionary strategic pragmatism". This combination has led to a new paradigm in Turkish foreign policy.
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.
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"
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.
The dilemma between an ideologically re-invented past of Ottoman greatness – which “legitimizes” the greatness of today’s Turkey – and the economic and social realities, as they are shaped by the pandemic, continuously shape Turkish identity and politics even today.
By Petros Petrikkos
A lack of attention in addressing Cyprus’ cyberspace and security systems is a major problem for the country. The rise of newer technologies and threats require an upgrade in the existing systems.
By Constantinos Adamides
The overall objective of the paper is to examine how states that face an overarching (perceived) existential threat may be at a disadvantage when developing their National Security Strategies (NSS).
By Marinos Papaioakeim
Despite the fact that Cyprus is a small state in the international system, with all that this entails in the exercise of diplomatic practice, the Republic of Cyprus (RoC), particularly in the last ten years, has taken several initiatives for activities that fall in the realm of defence diplomacy.
By Michalis Kontos
This paper examines the case of the Republic of Cyprus’ (RoC's) quest for exploring natural gas reserves in its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) amidst Turkey’s threats, under the lens of coercion and deterrence theory
By Petros Petrikkos
This analysis focuses on how European nations (inclusive of the EU as a whole) and Gulf countries (inclusive of the Gulf Cooperation Council) have been exercising financial control over Lebanon’s autonomy and overall functions as an independent state-entity.
By Ιωάννη-Σωτηρίου Ιωάννου
Οι πρόσφατες εκλογικές διεργασίες στην παλαιστινιακή οργάνωση Χαμάς προσφέρονται για μια πρώτη εξαγωγή συμπερασμάτων αναφορικά με την αλλαγή σκυτάλης στην ηγεσία της οργάνωσης.
Του Πέτρου Ζαρούνα
Η συνέντευξη του Γ.Δ του υπουργείου ενέργειας του Ισραήλ στην τουρκική εφημερίδα Χουριέτ έδωσε την ευκαιρία σε κάποιους να μιλήσουν για «Αναμενόμενο το γκρέμισμα των ψευδαισθήσεων και των "αναλύσεων"».
By Ιωάννη-Σωτηρίου Ιωάννου
Ο μικρόκοσμος της νότιας Συρίας αποτελεί μια εξαιρετική περιπτωσιολογία για το πώς μπορεί να ιδωθεί ολιστικά η κατάσταση του συριακού εμφυλίου –που εισέρχεται αισίως στον 7ο χρόνο.
By Constantinos Adamides & Odysseas Christou
This article examines the relationship between the recent discoveries of hydrocarbon resources in the Eastern Mediterranean and the resolution of the long-standing division of Cyprus.
By Vaggelis Aretaios
Την ολοκλήρωση του πολιτισμικού μετασχηματισμού της Τουρκίας σε μια ισλαμική χώρα «σφραγίζει» η περίοδος μετά την απόπειρα του πραξικοπήματος καθιστώντας εντελώς αβέβαιες και ρευστές τις σχέσεις της χώρας με την Δύση.
By Erato Kozakou-Marcoullis
The interfaith and intercultural dialogue is meant to increase our understanding, our appreciation and our respect for other faiths and enhance our sensitivity towards the cultures and beliefs of other peoples with different religious and cultural backgrounds.