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Fethi Kurtiy Şahin is a research assistant at Middle East Technical University (METU) Graduate School of Social Sciences and a PhD Candidate in Area Studies in the same university. His recent research focuses on post-Soviet space, nationalisms, ethnicity, social movements, Ukraine and Crimean Tatars. He was awarded by the Mustafa N. Parlar Foundation in 2016 for his Master thesis entitled “Crimean Tatar Factor and Euromaidan in Ukraine’s Nation Building Efforts: Novelties and Changes after 2014.”
Sovyetler Birliği’nin dağılmasından sonra eski Sovyet devletleri üzerindeki hegemonyasını sürdürme siyaseti güden Rusya Şubat 2022’ye gelindiğinde *kardeş ülke* olarak adlandırdığı Ukrayna’ya yönelik işgal girişiminde bulunmuştur. Rusya’nın kısa sürede Ukrayna yönetimini devirerek kendine bağlı bir hükümeti göreve taşıma hedefiyle kalkıştığı bu har...
This paper examines the process of how Crimean Tatars strived to attain group-differentiated rights since they have returned to their homeland in the early 1990s. Whereas the politics of minority rights were viewed through security lens in earlier literature, we emphasize the significance of cultural constructs in influencing the minority policies,...
Abstract: This article analyses the relations between Crimean Tatars and Ukraine after the occupation and the illegal annexation of the Russian Federation in the Crimean Peninsula. Euromaidan protests, which took place between November 2013 and February 2014, started a revolutionary process in Ukraine and gave way the changes in the domestic and fo...
Today, Euromaidan and the following ‘Revolution of Dignity’ are considered to be the most important incidents in the history of post-Soviet Ukraine. In addition, the more recent occupation of the Crimean Peninsula and the war in the Donbas Region have compelled Ukraine to re-shape its relationship with its citizens. Indeed, not only Ukrainian polit...
This thesis analyses the impact of the pro-Ukrainian resistance of the Crimean Tatars to the Russian occupation and annexation of the Crimean Peninsula, which started on 26 February, 2014, on the relationship between Ukraine and Crimean Tatars. Additionally, the impacts of the Euromaidan that lasted from October 2013 until February 2014, prior to t...