Beril Dedeoğlu

Beril Dedeoğlu

Beril Dedeoğlu has been a Professor of International Relations at Galatasaray University since 1995. Apart from her academic career, Dedeoğlu served as the Minister of European Union Affairs in the interim election government between 22 September and 17 November 2015.
Do Separatist Movements gain Ground in World Politics

Do Separatist Movements gain Ground in World Politics?

November 14, 2017
Considering the US interventions in Afghanistan and Iraq along with Russia’s annexation of Crimea and half of Georgia, it is possible to foresee that the era of division is over and that actors will move towards expansion.
Germany's İncirlik Move is a Total Bluff

Germany's İncirlik Move is a Total Bluff

May 30, 2017
Relations have been quite tense between Turkey and Germany for some time now. Last year, the German parliament had recognized the incidents in the late Ottoman Empire in 1915 as "genocide.
Difficult Days Ahead Amid Rouhani's Success

Difficult Days Ahead Amid Rouhani's Success

May 25, 2017
The Iranian people have voted in favor of the current President Hassan Rouhani in the country's presidential elections. The turnout was relatively high, around 70 percent, and Rouhani has obtained 57 percent of the votes, winning the election in the first round.
Self-isolated EU Behind Turkey-UK Friendship

Self-isolated EU Behind Turkey-UK Friendship

March 29, 2017
Relations between Turkey and most European countries have seriously deteriorated as of late. The ambiance is so odd that even chiefs of intelligence agencies from Europe are criticizing Turkey in the press.
Sponsor States Behind Terrorism in Turkey

Sponsor States Behind Terrorism in Turkey

March 23, 2017
Turkey has been subjected to many violent and bloody terrorist attacks in recent months. It is noteworthy, though, that the attacks seem to have stopped since the decision to hold a constitutional referendum.
Germany is Disturbed with Constitutional Referendum

Germany is Disturbed with Constitutional Referendum

March 7, 2017
It appears those local and federal authorities have made their choice, and they just don't like Turkey's current governing party. It would be wise for these countries to keep in mind that who is and who will govern Turkey is determined solely by Turkish voters, not by them.
Clash of Civilizations in US

Clash of Civilizations in US

February 4, 2017
One wonders if Trump has read the "Clash of Civilizations" by Samuel Huntington, because it seems he is just implementing its theory. He seems to be provoking a clash of civilizations in his own country for a start.
Normalization Between Ankara and Baghdad

Normalization Between Ankara and Baghdad

January 10, 2017
All players in Iraq and Syria should take a step back to reach a solution to stop the bloodshed in the two war-torn countries. Relations between Turkey and the Iraqi government have been tense for some time.
Turkey is Not the Only Target

Turkey is Not the Only Target

January 3, 2017
Every single attack is a test for Turkey and its allies who have to demonstrate that their alliance still means something. In this sense, there is no difference between the Christmas Market attacks in Berlin or the Bataclan Concert Hall massacre in Paris and what has recently happened in Turkey.
Putin's Investment in Trump

Putin's Investment in Trump

December 29, 2016
One might say that Russia has no right to criticize anybody, as this is a country that occupied Crimea. However, Putin suggests that Russia was forced to act this way because of the U.