• Editor's Note Volume 18, No. 4

    The current issue, from an academic standpoint peruses the political transformation in Turkey, with a special focus on the latest constitutional amendment draft proposed by the AK Party and MHP. As many of the authors in this issue have argued, it is necessary to emphasize that the reforms and the political system transformation in Turkey can be analyzed only by focusing on the Turkish system and its specifics without comparing it with any other case in the e world.

  • The Transformation of Turkey’s Political System and the Executive Presidency

    Over the past decades, each proposal to reform the country’s system of government was met with resistance from critics and it was turned into a personal issue by targeting the plan’s supporters rather than the idea itself. After a brief analysis of the previous arguments, this study will focus specifically on the most recent efforts to adopt a presidential system.

  • Turkey’s Proposed Presidential System: An Assessment of Context and Criticisms

    This commentary proposes a historical examination of the debates and also aims to present a clear perspective on the nature of the present ground of debate over the presidential system.

  • The Constitutional Amendment Draft: The End of Debates on Change in the Turkish Political System?

    In this article, the basic features of the proposed government system are addressed in comparison with various examples from around the world.

  • CALL FOR PAPERS: 15 YEARS OF THE AK PARTY

    Insight Turkey invites articles and commentaries for its Summer 2017 issue that will discuss fifteen years of the AK Party rule. Potential contributors should submit an initial abstract of 500 words and paper outline to the editor@insightturkey.com.


Commentary
The Odyssey of the Turkish Constitutional Court into the World of Individual Application

ENGİN YILDIRIM

Since the introduction of the individual application as a constitutional remedy the Turkish Constitutional...

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Commentary
The Internationalization of Higher Education in Turkey: Realities, Motivations and Opportunities

MAHMUT ÖZER

The internationalization of higher education constitutes one of the essential components that countries pursue for their higher education...

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Commentary
Cornerstones of July 15: Women Who Are More Powerful than Tanks

SARE AYDIN YILMAZ

Public reaction to the coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, 2016, organized by members of a terrorist organization in the Turkish Army received...

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Article
Government Systems, Party Politics, and Institutional Engineering in the Round

ROBERT ELGIE

Over the years, many countries have debated switching from one system to another and some have actually decided to make the change...

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Article
Political Parties, the Political System and Turkey

ALİ YAŞAR SARIBAY

Even though they are not the sole forms of organization in a democratic system, as the late French jurist Georges Bourdeau put long ago, political parties constitute the most effective bodies of people’s will...

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Article
Kazakh and Russian History and Its Geopolitical Implications

DMITRY SHLAPENTOKH

In the fall of 2015, Kazakhstan officials celebrated the 550th anniversary of what they consider the beginning of their statehood....

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EVENT
Germany and Turkey: Relationship at a Crossroads

thursday, April, 28, 2016

After the publication of its latest issue, “Interdependence between Germany and Turkey,” Insight Turkey organized the panel entitled "Germany and Turkey: Relationship at a Crossroads" where speakers from Germany and Turkey shared their perspectives.

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EVENT
Insight Turkey 5th Annual Conference: Turkish Foreign Policy

WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 06, 2016

Insight Turkey’s 5th Annual Conference Concentrates on U.S.-Turkey Relations, Turkey’s Economic Development, Syrian Conflict, and the Kurdish Question Post-November 2015 Elections.

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EVENT
The AK Party’s Last Decade in the Areas of Economy, Society and Politics

THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19, 2013

Organized by the Insight Turkey, a peer-reviewed quarterly in English published by the Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA), the panel entitled “The AK Party’s Last Decade in the Areas of Economy, Society and Politics” was held in SETA, Ankara...

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