Ozden Oktav

Ozden Oktav
Istanbul Medeniyet Universitesi · Department of International Relations

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Visiting scholar at St. Andrews University , Scotland 2013-2014 Specialized on Syria and Iran, Middle East

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With the growing need for more cooperative relations in the face of Iran’s assertive foreign policy following Saddam’s fall, Turkey’s importance as a counterbalancing country in the region increased in the eyes of the GCC states. In a similar vein, Gulf markets, and energy resources offered great opportunities for Turkey’s expanding economy. Both s...
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The Syrian civil war gave birth to a wide range of new generation VNSAs, among which ISIS as a global revolutionary nonethnic VNSA and the YPG as an ethnic and nationalist VNSA are the most visible. This article first intends to offer a comprehensive portrait of ISIS and the YPG as the new generation of VNSAs. Second, it employs a three-layered fra...
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This chapter deals with Iran’s increasing relations with the violent non-state actors (VNSAs) in the Middle East in general and during the Syrian civil war in particular. In doing so, it tries to look at the interplay between the isolation imposed by the international order to Iran and its attitude toward VNSAs. To empirically analyze that, this ch...
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This book sheds new light on the security challenges for failed states posed by violent non-state armed actors (VNSAs). By focusing on the Syrian Civil War, it explores the characteristics, ideologies and strategies of the Islamic State (ISIS) and the People’s Protection Units (YPG), as well as the regional and geopolitical impacts of these VNSAs....
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When looking generally, fresh water resource issue has been defined from geopolitical point of view which mostly disregards human factors. However, since the 1990s, water scarcity issue has been evaluated in terms of human security which reconceptualizes security so as to integrate non-military threats like factors of human development. The increas...
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This article examines the Syrian refugee challenge as a case study in order to understand the inherent contradictions evident in Turkey’s efforts to exert normative power in the Middle East. The article is divided into two sections. The first part examines how Turkey has attempted to transform itself from a country that has in the past been accused...
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This article examines the Syrian refugee challenge as a case study in order to understand the inherent contradictions evident in Turkey’s efforts to exert normative power in the Middle East. The article is divided into two sections. The first part examines how Turkey has attempted to transform itself from a country that has in the past been accused...
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Minority protection is a sensitive issue not only for EU itself but also for the candidate states because minority protection condition for EU membership expresses a norm that has no solid foundation within the Union. While some member countries have ratified constitutionally guaranteed protection for minority cultures and languages, others, like F...
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This article aims to understand to what extent the water sharing factor was a decisive or the majör one hindering an intact peaceful coexistence of upstream country, Turkey, and its dovvnstream neighbour, Syria, by taking the current relations into consideration. Throughout the 1990s, Turkey tried to solve the security issue with Syria by making so...

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Syrian Civil War and Turkey başlığı altında, sistemik değişim ve değişen aktörleri incelemek