RESEARCH

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