Hazal Duran

Hazal Duran

Hazal Duran conducted her B.A in the fields of Turkish Language and Literature and International Relations at the TOBB University of Economics and Technology in 2012. She completed her M.A in Modern Turkish Studies at Istanbul Sehir University. While continuing her doctoral studies at Bilkent University, she is currently serving as a Researcher at the SETA Ankara Directorate of Political Studies.
Can Tense Relations between Turkey and the US be Improved

Can Tense Relations between Turkey and the US be Improved?

November 12, 2019
Even if the two leaders are eager to solve the existing problems between two countries, there is the obstacle of a resistant Washington bureaucracy.
After 17 Years of Rule How Can the AK Party

After 17 Years of Rule, How Can the AK Party Maintain Public Support?

November 6, 2019
After their surprise victory in 2002, the AK Party have maintained power for 17 years building a positive legacy of economic, social and democratic change. How the party manages key challenges will determine its future.
Why Did the CHP Change Its Position Over Syria Again

Why Did the CHP Change Its Position Over Syria Again?

October 24, 2019
The CHP’s flip-flopping position on the Syria issue shows a clash of opinions between two different blocs within the party.
The Propaganda War over Northern Syria Who Wins Who Loses

The Propaganda War over Northern Syria: Who Wins? Who Loses?

October 17, 2019
Why do European countries harshly criticize Turkey's Operation Peace Spring in Northern Syria? One of the answers lies in the imagined idea of Rojava.
How Will Turkey s Military Operation Affect Domestic Politics

How Will Turkey’s Military Operation Affect Domestic Politics?

October 8, 2019
There are two different approaches among political parties to Turkey's upcoming military operation. The AK Party, the MHP, and the Iyi Party support the military operation in Northern Syria but the CHP and the HDP are clearly against it.
Why did the CHP hold a Conference on Syria

Why did the CHP hold a Conference on Syria?

October 2, 2019
The CHP's controversial Syria conference report urges the Turkish government to work with the Syrian regime for a resolution and lacks serious attention to the YPG’s threat to Turkey’s security in the region.
Is the Nation Alliance Collapsing

Is the Nation Alliance Collapsing?

September 25, 2019
The Iyi Party’s Spokesperson Yavuz Agıralioglu announced that if the CHP keeps its relations with the HDP intact, the Iyi Party will no longer take part in the Nation Alliance. This statement shows that the ongoing disputes between two parties has deep-rooted causes.
New Political Parties May Create Uncertainty in Turkish Politics

New Political Parties May Create Uncertainty in Turkish Politics

September 18, 2019
The AK Party and the MHP maintain their cooperation without any significant problem. Nevertheless, the emergence of new parties founded by former AK Party members may create uncertainty in this two-block coalition.
Mothers Sit-In Protests in Diyarbakir A Catalyst for Resistance against

Mothers’ Sit-In Protests in Diyarbakir: A Catalyst for Resistance against the PKK?

September 10, 2019
The mass protest by the families, whose children were abducted and recruited by the PKK, may become a game changer in the fight against terrorism.
Şule Yüksel Şenler A Portrait of Turkey s First Muslim

Şule Yüksel Şenler: A Portrait of Turkey’s First Muslim Women’s Rights Activist

September 3, 2019
While prominent newspapers were calling the headscarf as “the pain in Turkey’s head”, Şenler was not only criticizing the headscarf ban in the public sphere, but also was trying to create more self-confident and conscious conservative/pious women in Turkey.