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Burhanettin Duran

Burhanettin Duran received his B.A. in Political Science and International Relations from Bogazici University in 1993 and obtained his Ph.D in Political Science from Bilkent University in 2001. Currently, Dr. Duran is a Professor at Ibn Haldun University and the General Coordinator of SETA Foundation.

Fear and loathing in the Middle East

Two prominent regional powers in the Middle East have remained high on the international agenda recently: Iran, due to the sanctions going to be imposed, and Saudi Arabia, due to the Jamal Khashoggi murder.

Celebrating the Republic with concrete action

By completing megaprojects like Istanbul’s new airport, Turkey is setting an example for the entire region by promoting closer integration with the rest of the world, pursuing its national interest and promoting an inclusive national identity.

The alleged ‘ideological split’ in the People’s Alliance

It became clear on Tuesday that the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) and the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) won’t form an alliance ahead of the 2019 municipal elections. Now both sides have to compete against each other in a civilized manner and manage the risk of the former members of the Nation Alliance cooperating.

Whither the People’s Alliance?

The AK Party and the MHP finding themselves at odds over certain issues is only normal and does not mean that their alliance will be damaged or come to an end.