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MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Attitudes towards the EU and Its Presence in the Mediterranean: Perceptions of Elite Actors in Turkey
September 6, 2019
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ANALYSIS    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
An Outlook on Tunisian Elite Stakeholders’ Perspectives on the EU and Its Policy Preferences in Tunisia and the Mediterranean
July 22, 2019
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ANALYSIS    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Towards a Viable EU–Gulf Engagement: Qatari Perceptions of the EU and Its Policies in the Region
July 19, 2019
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ANALYSIS    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Saudi Arabia’s Relations with the EU and Its Perception of EU Policies in MENA
July 18, 2019
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ANALYSIS    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Egyptian Elite’s Views on Egypt, and Its Relations with the EU
July 18, 2019
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ANALYSIS    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Revisiting the Role of the EU in the Neighbourhood: Moroccan Elite Perceptions on the EU and Its Policy Impact in the Mediterranean
July 18, 2019
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ANALYSIS    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Lebanese Elites’ Views on Lebanon and Its Relations with the EU
July 18, 2019
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ANALYSIS    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Israel, the EU, and the Mediterranean: Understanding the Perceptions of Israeli Elite Actors
July 18, 2019
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ANALYSIS    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
EU–Iran Relations: Iranian Perceptions and European Policy
July 18, 2019
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BOOK    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
The Remaking of the Euro-Mediterranean Vision
July 17, 2019

Edited by PODEM Executive Director Aybars Görgülü and PODEM Project Officer Gülşah Dark, “The Remaking of the Euro-Mediterranean Vision” is published by Peter Lang within the frame of Horizon 2020 MEDRESET Project. The edited collection is an in-depth analysis on EU perception and EU’s policy actions towards the MENA region under the current geopolitical context....

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REPORT    ||     ANNUAL REPORT
2018 Annual Report
July 2, 2019

Our Annual Report includes all activities and publications carried out in 2018.

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WORKSHOP SUMMARY    ||     SYRIA AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
Syrian Refugees in Turkey
Challenges to and Opportunities for Longer-Term Integration
April 8, 2019
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FUTURE NOTE    ||    
Turkey’s Evolving Response to Migration Management: Facts and Policy Steps
March 29, 2019

Previously being more a transit country for migrants trying to get asylum in Europe, Turkey has now become a country of immigration and turned into a country of residence for not only Syrian people but also other people from the MENA region. Our latest Future Note highlights a number of steps still need to be taken...

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REPORT    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
DRIVING SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT IN THE MENA REGION:
THE ROLE OF INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS
February 8, 2019
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REPORT    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Exploring Refugee Movements in the Middle East Regional Context
Responses to the Syrian Crisis in Lebanon and Turkey
December 28, 2018

Refugee movements are not a new phenomenon in the Middle East and North Africa. The history of the region has been shaped by waves of displacement and refugee crises, and the most recent, the dramatic case of Syria, is still in process. This paper investigates refugee movements in the region and their impact on regional...

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REPORT    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
EU Seen from the Outside
Local Elite Perceptions on the Role and Effectiveness of the EU in the Mediterranean Region
November 5, 2018

The global and regional contexts surrounding EU–Mediterranean relations have substantially changed since the 1995 Barcelona process, and the EU’s strategic view of the Mediterranean has correspondingly changed with them. The current setting of the Mediterranean appears to necessitate a reset on the understanding of the region from the perspective of local societies and also of...

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REPORT    ||     SYRIA AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
The Syrian Community in Turkey
Perspectives, Prospects, and Policies
May 1, 2018

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 from the civil war and to facilitate their social integration into society. To examine how...

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REPORT    ||     SYRIA AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
Qatar and Syria Crisis
March 1, 2018

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 involved in the conflict and provide multi-layered analyses of their strategies and expectations This particular...

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REPORT    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Regional Order from the Outside In
External Intervention, Regional Actors, Conflicts and Agenda in the MENA Region
November 5, 2017

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 recently precipitated by the Arab uprisings – that have led to major uncertainties and changes...

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REPORT    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Global identities
Embedding the Middle East and the North Africa Region in the Wider World
September 2, 2017

Contributed by Gülşah Dark, the research paper was published within the 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 post-2011 period. It assesses MENA social and political developments in relation to global ideational and identity factors....

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REPORT    ||     SYRIA AND REGIONAL DEVELOPMENTS
Europe and the Syrian Conflict:
Policies and Perceptions
September 1, 2017

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 map out the main actors involved in the conflict and provide multi-layered analyses of their...

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REPORT    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Challenging the State in the Middle East and North Africa
The Role of Identities
September 1, 2017

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 paper is to explore and define challenges to the state and their role in shaping identities in the MENA region, and to evaluate their regional roots. The paper emphasizes two...

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REPORT    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Review of Surveys on Euro–Mediterranean Relations and an Introduction to the Elite Survey in MEDRESET
July 5, 2017

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 political sphere of the Mediterranean countries, new challenges have emerged in the existing framework of...

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REPORT    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Turkey, the EU and the Mediterranean
Perceptions, Policies and Prospects
June 7, 2017

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 the period when the country’s foreign policy began to undergo a significant reinvigoration. Employing discourse...

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REPORT    ||     YOUTH STUDIES
Interactions Between Youth Groups
in Istanbul’s Küçükçekmece District
February 1, 2017

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 Küçükçekmece district. As a part of the field research, in-depth interviews were held with young people...

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REPORT    ||     YOUTH STUDIES
European Citizens with Origins in Turkey
A Close Look at Alevi and Sunni Groups
February 1, 2017

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 into European states’ immigrant policies, as well as socio-economic structures and policy demands of immigrant...

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REPORT    ||     SOCIETAL DIALOGUE AND REGIONAL INEQUALITIES
Regional Development for Social Peace:
Impressions from Business Communities in Istanbul and Diyarbakır
February 1, 2017

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 regional economic developments during the peace and reconciliation process (2013-15). Besides the prospects of regional...

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REPORT    ||     YOUTH STUDIES
Urban Alevism and the Young Alevis’ Search for Identity
January 1, 2017

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 transformation of the urban Alevi presence through the expectations and problems voiced by the...

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REPORT    ||     YOUTH STUDIES
The Modes Of Politicization Of Youth In Turkey:
A Cross-communal Examination
December 1, 2016

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 pieces of qualitative field research in Istanbul, and two in Diyarbakır. The analysis...

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REPORT    ||     MIDDLE EAST AND NORTH AFRICA STUDIES
Energy Relations between Turkey and Israel
November 3, 2016

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 and Israel signed a reconciliation agreement on June 2016 in order to normalize relations. Several developments have unfolded at regional level during...

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REPORT    ||     TURKEY AND ARMENIANS
1915 and Beyond:
Public Perception in Turkey
June 1, 2016

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 of their own presence in Turkey. In the light of the research findings, the potential...

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