PUBLICATIONS

The Syrian Community in Turkey: Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies

Authored by Fulya Memişoğlu, this report, entitled “The Syrian Community in Turkey: Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies”, centers on the environment accommodating the Syrian community in Turkey by understanding and analyzing the policies made to regulate the influx of Syrians feeing

Qatar and Syria Crisis

Authored by Aybars Görgülü, the report “Qatar and Syria Crisis ” is part of a research study conducted by PODEM on the Syrian conflict. The research study entitled “Future of Syria: Actor Analysis” aims to map out the main actors

Regional Order from the Outside In: External Intervention, Regional Actors, Conflicts and Agenda in the MENA Region

 Contributed by Sabiha Senyücel Gündoğar and Gülşah Dark, this paper was published within the MENARA Project The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been beset by a series of external interventions, regional crises and local conflicts – most

Europe and the Syrian Conflict: Policies and Perceptions

Authored by Ayşe Üstünel Yırcalı, the report “Europe and the Syrian Conflict: Perceptions and Policies” is part of an extensive research study conducted by PODEM on the Syrian conflict. The research study entitled “Future of Syria: Actor Analysis” aims to

Global identities: Embedding the Middle East and the North Africa Region in the Wider World

Contributed by Gülşah Dark, the research paper was published as part in MENARA Project  This paper outlines the ways in which the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region has been embedded in global identity processes and structures in the

Challenging the State in the Middle East and North Africa: The Role of Identities

Contributed by Zeynep Gülöz Bakır, the research paper was published as part in MENARA Project  Since independence, states in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region have been dominant players in shaping the regional order. The purpose of this

Review of Surveys on Euro–Mediterranean Relations, and an Introduction to the Elite Survey in MEDRESET

Authored by Gülşah Dark and Zeynep Gülöz Bakır, the research paper “Review of Surveys on Euro-Mediterranean Relations, and an Introduction to Elite Survey in MEDRESET” was published within the scope of the MEDRESET Project. With the dramatic changes in the

Turkey, the EU and the Mediterranean: Perceptions, Policies and Prospects

Authored by Aybars Görgülü and Gülşah Dark, the research paper “Turkey, the EU and the Mediterranean: Perceptions, Policies and Prospects” was published within the scope of the MEDRESET Project This paper examines Turkey’s construction of its Mediterranean policy, starting from

Secularists in Turkey in the aftermath of July 15: Debates, Sentiments and Expectations

Written by Sabiha Senyücel Gündoğar and Aybars Görgülü, the report titled “Secularists in Turkey in the aftermath of July 15: Debates, Sentiments and Expectations” delves into the perceptions of Turkey’s secular community following the July 15th coup attempt. In the

The Alevis’ Agenda from July 15 to the Present

The report “The Alevis’ Agenda from July 15 to the Present” by Ulaş Tol attempts to understand the sentiments of the Alevis regarding the July 15th coup attempt, the process leading to the constitutional referendum, and their expectations and hopes

From July 15 Coup Attempt to the Referendum: Impressions from Diyarbakır

The report “From July 15 Coup Attempt to the Referendum: Impressions from Diyarbakır” written by Vahap Çoşkun focuses on how events of the July 15th coup attempt and its aftermath have been seen in Diyarbakır and Turkey’s southeast. Within the

European Citizens with Origins in Turkey: A Close Look at Alevi and Sunni Groups

Between September 2015 and May 2016, PODEM carried out a two-phase field research in six European countries (Germany, Austria, the Netherlands, Britain, France, and Sweden) with large populations of immigrants from Turkey. The first phase of the field research looked

Regional Development for Social Peace: Impressions from Business Communities in Istanbul and Diyarbakır

The report Regional Development for Social Peace: Impressions from Business Communities in Istanbul and Diyarbakır authored by Beril Bahadır shares the findings from a recent field research carried out with business people from Istanbul and Diyarbakır, who closely followed the

Interactions Between Youth Groups in Istanbul’s Küçükçekmece District

The report Interactions Between Youth Groups in Istanbul’s Küçükçekmece District analyses the identity affiliations of young people from various identity groups and their interactions with other identity groups through socio-economic, political and social dimensions based on a narrow field research carried out in Istanbul’s

Urban Alevism and the Young Alevis’ Search for Identity

The report Urban Alevism and the Young Alevis’ Search for Identity, authored by Ulaş Tol, focuses on the political perceptions, behavior, and mobility of Alevi youth from the Alevi-populated neighborhoods of Istanbul. The first section of this two-part report traces through primary and secondary sources

The Modes Of Politicization Of Youth In Turkey: A Cross-communal Examination

The report The Modes Of Politicization Of Youth In Turkey: A Cross-communal Evaluation, authored by Etyen Mahçupyan, aims to understand the modes of politicization among young people from different identity groups in Turkey. To this end, it presents comparative analyses of four

Energy Relations between Turkey and Israel

November, 2016 Sabiha Senyücel Gündoğar and Aybars Görgülü This Future Note* prepared within the scope of the MENARA project aims to provide a brief outlook to the energy relations between Israel and Turkey. Following a six years of rupture in bilateral relations, Turkey

1915 եւ անդին. Թուրքիայում հասարակական ընկալում

ՊՈԴԵՄ-ի առաջին` «1915 եւ անդին. Թուրքիայում հասարակական ընկալում» զեկույցն ուսումնասիրում է «Հայկական հարցի» վերաբերյալ Թուրքիայի հանրային ընկալումը: Զեկույցն արտացոլում է Թուրքիայի հասարակությունում 1915-ի վերաբերյալ զգացումները, ցեղասպանության շուրջ բանավեճերը, Թուրքիայում հայերի ինքնազգացողությանը, հասարակության մյուս շերտերի կողմից հայերի  եւ Հայաստանի հանդեպ ունեցած

1915 and Beyond: Public Perception in Turkey

PODEM’s first report 1915 and Beyond: Public Perception in Turkey portrays the public perception in Turkey towards the “Armenian Question”. The report reflects the perceptions of Turkish society towards 1915 and Armenians both in Turkey and Armenia, along with Armenians’ perceptions

Syrian Refugees in Turkey: Challenges to and Opportunities for Longer-Term Integration

On 1st – 2nd December 2015, PODEM convened two roundtable meetings in Gaziantep and Ankara with Saferworld, Baytna Syria and ORSAM to discuss the future of the Syrian refugees and their impact on Turkey. In the Gaziantep leg, representatives of Syrian refugees