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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (2): 1–4.
Published: 01 June 2016
... are challenging to even the most seasoned of diplomats. The first essay in this issue is “The Ottoman Empire from 1923 to Today: In Search of a Usable Past” by Nick Danforth, highlighting how the current government is appropriating Ottoman history as a means to shape the Turkish Republic’s present...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (3): 51–62.
Published: 01 September 2009
... Cyprus: Economic Consequences of Reunification George C. Georgiou Ever since the Greek Junta instigated a coup against the government of the Republic of Cyprus under the presidency of Archbishop Makarios on 15 July 1974 — resulting in the Turkish invasion on 20 July 1971...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (2): 53–71.
Published: 01 June 2006
... of the empire’s power visvis the European nation-states.26 This process was intensified and put into a more systematic form after the War of Independence and the foundation of the new Turkish Republic in 1923, under the leadership of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Nation building and state building characterized...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (2): 125–145.
Published: 01 June 2017
...) civilization. Yet as far as the forging of nation was concerned, there was a conspicuous continuity between the Turkish Republic and the Ottomans. This continuity can be observed in the Republican bureaucracy’s use of categories it inherited from the imperial millet system (the Ottoman way of managing...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (2): 42–62.
Published: 01 June 2015
... always been a dedicated supporter of human rights, the sovereignty and territorial integrity of States, and a strong advocate of international peace and security.”8 (It should be noted that the 6. Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, “Relations with the Economic...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (1): 77–93.
Published: 01 March 2009
... At the Lausanne Conference in 1922 – 3, the Turks were determined to expel from Turkey the Ecumenical Patriarchate together with all the Greeks. They could not conceive of granting a place in the newly created Turkish republic to an institution that had openly supported Greek territorial aspira- tions...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2009) 20 (2): 60–76.
Published: 01 June 2009
...Despina Michael New hopes for a final settlement in Cyprus have recently been raised because of the high-powered talks between President Demetrios Christofias of the Republic of Cyprus and Turkish-Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat. This essay considers how a reunified Cyprus might deal...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2017) 28 (3): 1–4.
Published: 01 September 2017
... below the poverty line in Turkey dropped from 23 percent of the population to less than 2 percent in that time.1 It should also be noted that with the rise of Erdogan the influence of Islam has crept into Turkish political discourse and policy, and the republic now appears to be slowly turning...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2010) 21 (1): 76–100.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Ali Balci The history of the “deep state”—also known as Ergenekon —in Turkey starts with the foundation of the modern republic. Although references to the deep state date back to an earlier period, this essay examines coverage of it in the Turkish media during the late 1990s and the early-twenty...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2011) 22 (2): 20–30.
Published: 01 June 2011
... later. It was disappointing, but not surprising, that Turkish-­Cypriot “leaders” were absent from the independence celebrations in Nicosia. Their absence was one more indication of their contempt toward the Republic of Cyprus and of their plans to replace this internationally recognized state...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (1): 1–4.
Published: 01 March 2016
... president of Turkey, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. This plan met with significant criticism from opposition parties out of concern that Erdogan would be given unfettered powers to cement traditional Islam in modern Turkish society and push the Turkish Republic even further away from its secular roots. Many...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2015) 26 (3): 94–116.
Published: 01 September 2015
... and the European Union in order to effectively contend with rival Iranian and Saudi Arabian blocs. 96  Mediterranean Quarterly: September 2015 Individual Level of Analysis: From Kemalism to Erdoganism Kemalism is the founding ideology of the Turkish Republic, named after the first president, Mustafa...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2013) 24 (3): 56–73.
Published: 01 September 2013
... instigated an attempted secession through a declaration of unilateral independence, calling itself the “Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus” (TRNC), which has since been rec- ognized only by Turkey. The Greek-­dominated and internationally recognized Republic of Cyprus has since managed to restructure...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2006) 17 (1): 73–101.
Published: 01 March 2006
... for Greek-Turkish and Euro-Turkish Relations Costas Melakopides Convoluted and controversial developments preceded the accession of the Republic of Cyprus to the European Union on 1 May 2004. They demon- strated anew that important foreign power centers...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2016) 27 (2): 5–27.
Published: 01 June 2016
... as the empire itself disappeared. Arguing that the Ottoman state began to decline when it lost its Turkish and secular character, Turkey’s Kemalist founders used the empire’s rise and fall to justify the founding principles of their new republic. Moreover, they used the term Ottoman not to describe...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 135–154.
Published: 01 March 2007
... was attached to persons who had departed from Turkey fearing for their lives without either a valid Turkish or Greek passport. Though the Turkish republic was inaugurated on 23 September 1923, per- sons who had left Turkey prior to that date, either on an Ottoman Empire or a third-country passport...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 155–157.
Published: 01 March 2007
... forces in all facets of the republic’s life. The stalemate that followed was inevitable. Constitutional proposals put forward by the Greek Cypriots a few years after independence aimed to improve the situation but were met with opposition from the Turkish-Cypriot side. The ensuing communal vio...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2002) 13 (3): 58–93.
Published: 01 September 2002
... Russia won commercial access to the waterway—a right later extended to other powers. But the straits remained closed to non-Turkish warships according to the Yücel Güçlü is head of department, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Republic of Turkey. MQ 13.3-06...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2007) 18 (1): 157–160.
Published: 01 March 2007
... Makarios. The coup was used as a pretext by Turkey to invade and occupy nearly 40 percent of the island. The Turkish-Cypriot minority declared independence in 1983 under the name Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, which is recognized only by Turkey. The two communi- ties made some efforts...
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Mediterranean Quarterly (2000) 11 (4): 168–170.
Published: 01 December 2000
... of Markarios’s high-wire act in which he balanced the concept of independence for Cyprus with the idea of enosis. Makarios’s political and diplomatic dexterity comes through clearly. Not far behind is Rauf Denktash, president of the self-styled Turkish Republic of Northern...