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Issue 8

Issue 8

  • Period: 2011 - December
  • Volume: 3


  Mesut Mezkit


Orientalism and Our Orientalists

In this article, the purpose of Orientalism, its emergence and development will be discussed.It will be stressed the effects of it, Turkey specifically, the East in general.Furthermore, the connection between Orientalism and Globalism will be emphasised.It will also be explained how oriential authors, such as Bernard Lewis, distorted historical facts and dangers that are inherent when read carefully.Particularly, how the information with oriental origin directed Turkish intellectuals and how oriental mind formed the base will be exemplified.It will also be discussed how the mentality of ‘Orhan Pamuk’, the author with Nobel Prize in Literature and Orientalism overlap in terms of concrete.

  Orientalism, Globalism, Turkish Intelluctuals, the East, Orientalist, Western Civilisation


  Abdullah GUL, Turkiye Cumhuriyeti Cumhurbaskani


Turkey’s Vision of 2023

Turkey has to prepare for the year 2023 with a realistic, strong and grounded vision…Under the leadership of the USA, which is currently the largest power, the EU ( and members larger than it), is a formation based on the hormony of great powers like Russia, China, India and Brazil.Turkey, which has the heritage of state tradition for thousands of years and the experience, memory and reflex of a great empire, will take the place that it deserved in this new international formation.The history has taught us that the strongest armies on earth could not even resist in view of an accurate idea and request based on robust and equitable basis.Turkey will continue to say its desire to live sincerely in a world of new and normal where a strong balance is formed between justice and power.

  Turkey, the USA, the EU, Russia, China, India, Brazil, Justice and Power


  TASAM, Basim Tarihi: 21.06.2011


The Future of Þanghay Cooperative Organization

In this article, it will be emphasized on the The Future of Þanghay Cooperative Organization in the cadre of Global Polarization, the effects of tis situation on thr safety of Turkey.

  Þanghay Cooperative Organization, Federation of russia, People’s Republic of China, Kirghizistan, Kazakhistan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan, Turkey


   El Hayat gazetesi, 9 Subat 2008


The conflict between USA and China in the field of Africa Petrol

After determination of 60 billion barrels of oil reserves in West Afrika, the crisis in Somalia, çad, Kenya, Sudan Nigeria and the determinations related to the appearence of rivalry having a goal for obtaining the privileges of Africa’ Petrol among China-America-France.

  Somali, Çad, Kenya, Sudan, Nigeria, West African


  James Curran, Opendemocracy.net


Why Did the Internet Generate Very Little Change?

The Internet Age was meant to change everything - internationalism, commerce, journalism, government - all would be transformed, made equal and boundless by the click. It's time to admit this has simply failed to happen, and what is more interesting than the bad forecasting is the reason that they seemed so tempting in the first place. (This is the text of a lecture delivered in Sydney in December 2011)In the 1990s, leading experts, politicians, public officials, business leaders and journalists predicted that the internet would transform the world. The internet would revolutionise the organisation of business, and lead to a surge of prosperity. It would inaugurate a new era of cultural democracy in which sovereign users – later dubbed 'prosumers' – would call the shots, and the old media leviathans would decay and die. It would rejuvenate democracy - in some versions by enabling direct e-government through popular referendums. All over the world, the weak and marginal would be empowered, leading to the fall of autocrats and the reordering of power relations. More generally, the global medium of the internet would shrink the universe, promote dialogue between nations, and foster global understanding. In brief, the internet would be an unstoppable force: like the invention of print and gunpowder, it would change society permanently and irrevocably. These arguments were mostly inferences derived from the internet’s technology. It was assumed that the distinctive technological attributes of the internet – its interactivity, global reach, cheapness, speed, networking facility, storage capacity, and alleged uncontrollability – would change the world beyond all recognition. Underlying these predictions was the assumption that the internet’s technology would reconfigure all environments. Internet-centrism, a belief that the internet is the alpha and omega of technologies, an agency that overrides all obstacles, and has the power to determine outcomes, lies at the heart of most of these prophecies.

  Internet Area, Experts, Trade, Journalism, Management


  Samir Amin, Mrzine/ 03 Temmuz 2012


The Electoral Victory of Political Islam in Egypt

The electoral victory of the Muslim Brotherhood and of the Salafists in Egypt (January 2012) is hardly surprising. The decline brought about by the current globalization of capitalism has produced an extraordinary increase in the so-called "informal" activities that provide the livelihoods of more than half of the Egyptian population (statistics give a figure of 60%).

  Egypt, Salafists, Muslim Brotherhood, Arab Countries, Gulf Countries


  Alain Badiou, Le Monde, 5 Mayis 2012


The Racism of Intellectuals

The extent of the vote for Marianne Le Pen is surprising and overwhelming; we search for an explanation–The political class comes out with a handy sociology: the France of the lower classes, the misled provincials, the workers, the under-educated, frightened by globalization, the decline in purchasing power, the disintegration of their districts, and foreign strangers present at their doors, wants to retreat into nationalism and xenophobia.

  Marianne Le Pen, Nationalism, France, Xenophobia, Fascism


  Arminius Vambery


How did Turkestan fall Russian captivity?

Because of knowing Turkish dialects well in Turkestan , in 1863 it will be mentioned the travel from Iran to Tukestanof the Muslim from Ýstanbul, having Ottoman passport with the dervish clothes.it will be mentioned his opinions about Hivye, where was a khanate center to where he visited during his trip and about Buhara and Semerkant. During his trip, it will be emphasized geographical,social and cultural specialities of all cities and villages which he has seen and especially how Turkestan fell Russian captivity.

  Arminius Vambery, Hivye, Buhara, Semerkant, turkhýstan, Magyar