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.
NATO Emphasizes Unity without Consensus but China May Change This

NATO Emphasizes Unity without Consensus but China May Change This

December 9, 2019
The London summit showed that NATO still suffers from trying to emphasize a common understanding of security for all member states.
Can NATO Still Fulfill Its Purpose After 70 Years

Can NATO Still Fulfill Its Purpose After 70 Years?

December 3, 2019
As NATO leaders gather in London, this Summit will raise difficult questions about the future of the organization and the capacity of members to cooperate on issues.
Growing Divisions within the CHP Breaking to the Surface

Growing Divisions within the CHP Breaking to the Surface

November 26, 2019
It is certain that this latest incident is related to the ongoing conflict between two splinter groups within the party: the Kemalist/nationalists and the leftists.
Washington Meeting Is a Promising Step to Repair Strained Relations

Washington Meeting Is a Promising Step to Repair Strained Relations

November 19, 2019
The meeting between President Erdogan and Trump did not solve all the intractable problems. But it was an important step to create a conciliatory environment in order to start further negotiations.
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.