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CAPTURING LEBANON WHILE “SAVING” ASSAD: HEZBOLLAH AND THE CIVIL WAR IN SYRIA, 2010-2020
Elhan, Nail; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of International Relations (2022-1)
This thesis aims to analyze Hezbollah’s motivations in intervening in Syria, how Hezbollah as a Lebanese actor justified its intervention in the civil war in Syria, and its extended role in the war and presence in Syria in...
THE IMPLICATIONS OF BIG DATA ON SUBJECTIVITY: A CASE STUDY OF CAMBRIDGE ANALYTICA
Şinşek, Muhammed Yasin; Bahçecik, Şerif Onur; Department of International Relations (2022-1)
This thesis analyzes the implications of big data on subjectivity with a genealogical approach through the case of Cambridge Analytica. The changes in the epistemology, episteme, rationalities and the regimes of truth as a...
A Neofunctionalist Approach to the EU's External Border Management: The Case of Frontex
Ozan, Zeynep; Torun, Zerrin; Department of International Relations (2021-12-3)
This thesis examines the integration of the external border management in the European Union (EU) through the theoretical lens of neofunctionalism with the case study of Frontex. Although the external border management are...
THE EFFECT OF THE 2015 REFUGEE CRISIS ON THE POLITICAL ATMOSPHERE- PARTY AND PUBLIC LEVEL ANALYSIS OF THE EUROPEAN UNION AND IMMIGRATION ISSUES: THE CASE OF GERMANY
YİĞİT, GÖKÇE; Şenyuva, Özgehan; Department of International Relations (2021-11-11)
Over the last few years, the European Union has been experiencing a period of never-ending crises. The responses given by the EU and member states to these crises have shaped the EU and the political atmosphere in the memb...
CITIZENSHIP BY INVITATION: THE CASE OF NATURALIZED SYRIANS IN TURKEY’S TERTIARY EDUCATION
Kadkoy, Omar; Kale Lack, Başak; Department of International Relations (2021-11)
The government in Turkey announced in 2016 the start of a naturalization process targeting Syrians of an added value, including students in higher education. The goal of this research is to understand what drives a Syrian ...
THE REGIONALIZATION DILEMMA OF TURKISH FOREIGN POLICY IN THE 1990s: THE SYSTEMIC IMPACT APPROACH IN MIDDLE POWER THEORY
Topal, Merve; Tür Küçükkaya, Özlem; Department of International Relations (2021-10-26)
This dissertation aims to explain the compelling impact of the rising regional issues in the post-1990s on Turkey's middle power status through the lenses of the systemic impact approach in middle power theory and the regi...
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT INITIATIVES IN THE CONTEXT OF EUROPEAN NEIGHBOURHOOD POLICY AND EASTERN PARTNERSHIP: THE CASE STUDY “COMMUNITY-LED LOCAL DEVELOPMENT IN GEORGIA”
Önder, Neslihan; Kuşçu Bonnenfant, Işık; Department of International Relations (2021-10)
This thesis examines the European Union’s (EU) sustainable development initiatives in the context of European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) and Eastern Partnership (EaP) from the soft power perspective. ENP and EaP are EU’s m...
The international and the Indonesian nationalist movement
Kizir, Didem Gül; Çıtak Aytürk, Zana Ayşe; Department of International Relations (2021-9-7)
This study is an attempt to understand the impact of “the international” on the emergence and development of Indonesian nationalism. It argues that both nationalism studies and IR discipline have remained insufficient in u...
Analysis of the EU-Turkey Statement within the scope of externalization of migration policy of the EU
Fal, Bengüsu; Kale Lack, Başak; Department of International Relations (2021-9)
This thesis analyzes the EU-Turkey Statement in relation to the externalization of migration policy of the EU. The main aim of this study is to evaluate the tools of externalization of migration policy of the EU within the...
The Making, Working and Ending of the INF Treaty
Yılmaz, Buse; Türkeş, Mustafa; Department of International Relations (2021-9)
On 2 February 2019, the USA announced the suspension of its participation in the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty, which is the 1987 nuclear disarmament and arms control agreement signed by the USA and the US...
AN ANALYSIS OF THE LIBYAN CEASEFIRES AS PART OF A PEACE PROCESS
Gündüz, Yeliz; Dağı, İhsan D.; Department of International Relations (2021-8-16)
This thesis is revolved around three main inquiries. Firstly, the types of the three Libyan ceasefires, the Libyan Political Agreement (LPA), the Palermo Conference Conclusions and the Permanent Ceasefire of Libya, are exa...
A FOUCAULDIAN ANALYSIS OF BARACK OBAMA’S NATIONAL SECURITY AND COUNTER-TERRORISM DISCOURSE
Ileri, Kasim; Bahçecik, Şerif Onur; Department of International Relations (2021-8-13)
This study is on a qualitative analysis of Barack Obama’s discourse of counterterrorism strategy. With a theoretical subscription to Michel Foucault’s approach to discourse it tries to make an understanding of how Barack O...
THE CONCEPT OF THE INTERNATIONAL SOCIETY IN THE TRADITIONAL IR THEORY
Gürsoy, Mustafa Bozkurt; Yurdusev, Ahmet Nuri; Department of International Relations (2021-7-28)
This study focuses on the concept of international society within the IR theories of Realism, Liberalism and the English School. In regards to Realism, it conceptually explores how international society is considered to be...
Internatıonal polıtıcal economy of neolıberal structuratıon of turkısh electrıcıty market
Ünal, Serhan; Tayfur, Mehmet Fatih; Department of International Relations (2021-7)
This thesis focuses on neoliberal structuration of the Turkish electricity sector from the combined perspective of international political economy and structural power; analyses the relationship between external and intern...
Turkey’s fluctuating relations with iran, 2002-2019: the regionalist perspective
Savaş Yalçınkaya, Zehra Funda; Altunışık, Meliha; Department of International Relations (2021-4-8)
This thesis examines Turkey’s fluctuatingforeign policy attitudes toward Iran between 2002-2019based on the regionalist perspective. While there was a significant improvement in Turkey’s relations with Iran ...
Generative mechanisms of Turkish - American defense relations: 1973-1980 a critical realist analysis
Taner, Mustafa; Ünlü Bilgiç, Tuba; Department of International Relations (2021-2-24)
The Turkish-American relations hit a hard bottom in 1974 and then enjoyed a high level of cooperation with the DECA of 1980. This thesis explores how bilateral relations evolved from a conflictual level to a high level of ...
Hamas and the United States: conflicting visions and policies in Palestine from 1987 to 2020
Karakaya, Mustafa; Dağı, İhsan Duran; Department of International Relations (2021-2-17)
As the First Intifada broke out in 1987, Hamas and the US appeared as two powerful actors in the Palestinian politics, while the former emerged domestically in opposition to the PLO the latter reasserted itself forcefully ...
Global defense industrialization and cooperative behaviors of major powers
Akbay, Özde Aslı; Tayfur, Mehmet Fatih; Department of International Relations (2021-2-12)
This thesis analyzes global defense industrialization and the cooperative behaviors of major powers in this process. In order to explain the patterns of cooperation in the globalization period, a comparative historical ana...
The formation and transformation of trade relationsin the European Union (1958-2018)
Akoğlu Şişman, Melda; Türkeş, Mustafa; Department of International Relations (2021-2-5)
This thesis explores the formation and transformation of the European Union’s (EU) trade relations in its integration process, mainly considering the enlargements it has completed so far. Therefore, it seeks to answer how ...
An application of exclusion theory to world politics: core-periphery relations in Middle East history
Oğultarhan, Adem; Yalvaç, Faruk; Department of International Relations (2021-1-4)
The central claim of the thesis is that when world political relations are assessed from a systems perspective, the main template of relations can be established along core-periphery dichotomy, instead of a state-centric a...
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