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Issue 8

Issue 8

  • Period: 2011 - December
  • Volume: 3


  Rabia Caki



We havejust left behind the 7th issue o f our journal, and now this is the 8th issue.We presented our 7th issue as collected works.Making this a tradition, we will try to present collectively the articles o f our two year issues, especially academic ones.Our goalfrom the beginning is that our journal is to be regarded among the ones which are accepted nationally and internationally; furthermore, it should have a voice in literature.Receiving many valuable articles both home and abroad in our former issues, we tried to make a different image in the minds o f our readers. We got greatly positive reviews and congratulations.Taking into consider all o f these, we published the 8th issue. Our magazine, which completes a long and laborious process till it meets with the readers, from now on, will be with you twice a year. The summaries o f the articles are published in English and German now but will be in other languages, too, if it is required.

In this issue again, our valuable writers drew up the issues that will help to open new ideas. With the wishes o f meeting new ideas and new issues...


  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.

  6 - 11

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


  Abdullah Gul


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.

  12 - 14

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




Turkey's Approach To Some Regional Problems


In this article, it will be handled Turkey's approach to some regional problems.

Especially, it will be researched on the Balkans, the Problem of Kosovo, Caucasus, the Middle East, the Mediterranean and the Black Sea Regions .

  15 - 16

  Key Words : The Balkans, the Problem ofKosovo, Caucasus, the Middle East, the M editerrenean and the Black Sea




The Future of Şanghay Cooperative Organization


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

  17 - 21

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




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.

  22 - 23

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


  James Curran


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.

  24 - 28

  Internet Area, Experts, Trade, Journalism, Management


  Samir Amin


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%).

  29 - 29

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


  Alain Badiou


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.

  30 - 31

  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 İstanbul, 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.

  32 - 33

  Arminius Vambery, Hivye, Buhara, Semerkant, Turkhıstan, Magyar