AFRICA: THE AFFLUENT CONTINENT SOME WANT TO PORTRAY AS POOR11 Mayıs 2017 - Articles
Even though most African countries gained "political independence" after the Second World War, the actual situation and their tarnished image that had persisted for so long did not change at all. Africa, to which the West was supposed to bring "civilization", is depicted as a picture of utter misery, afflicted with civil wars, terrorism, political instability, poverty and all sorts of crises.
AWAKENING 'DARK CONTINENT'24 Ocak 2017 - Articles
In recent years, Turkey has made great strides in developing multidimensional and multilateral relations with African countries. In 1998, the "Action Plan for Africa" prepared the base for Turkey's relations with Africa. Nonetheless, this plan was effectively put into action when the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government came to power in 2002. When the African Union declared Turkey a "strategic partner" in 2008, it was no longer an opening but the beginning of a strategic partnership period. Therefore, it has been a great success for Turkey to reach this point in relations in a very short period of time, as it never happened before during the Republican erA.
FUTURE HAS ARRIVED31 Aralık 2016 - Articles
“The world is not just about statistical graphs and everyday economic interpretation on screens and it does not just revolve around interest, stock market, exchange rates or the euro-dollar reserves of some. Therefore, ‘The World is bigger than five' is a strong message not only to the political world but also to the world of economy.
TURKEY POST-COUP: STRONGER THAN EVER18 Ağustos 2016 - Articles
It was the iron will of the citizens of Turkey and their uncompromising belief in the deeply rooted democratic traditions and institutions of the country which proved to be critical in defeating the July coup attempt. Turkey will continue the reforms which have made it a shining light in the region
WORLD HUMANITARIAN SUMMIT – AN END TO ENDLESS MEETINGS21 Mayıs 2016 - Articles
The World Humanitarian Summit to be held in Istanbul on 23-24 May 2016 will be one of the most inclusive and high level platforms ever, dedicated to revolutionizing the global humanitarian system in a way to better serve humanity and to better keep up with challenges of our changing world.
EU AND TURKEY: AN EMERGING CLIMATE OF CONSENSUS28 Aralık 2015 - Articles
The agreement reached at the EU-Turkey Summit represented a historic step forward in relations between Turkey and the EU. The scope of the agreement is unprecedented, encompassing not only the resumption of accession talks, but the progression of a co-ordinated response to the migration crisis. However, it is important to view this development within the context of a wider advancement of bilateral relations between Turkey and the EU.
TURKEY’S ROLE IN THE REFUGEE CRISIS02 Kasım 2015 - Articles
An image of a drowned Syrian boy washed up on the beach clearly signifies a failure on the part of the global humanitarian system. A Syrian father attempted to save his family via a boat trip organized by human smugglers, but the journey ended tragically. While such incidents should serve as a wake-up call for countries around the world, the plight of Syrian refugees is getting worse and nothing close to a concrete solution has surfaced thus far.
PUT ‘HUMAN’ BACK IN HUMANITARIAN AID14 Ekim 2015 - Articles
Traditional donors in the Western/Northern hemisphere, emerging donors in the Global South, andnewcomers from the periphery have, separately, defined humanitarian spaces of their own with differing priorities. However, these various attempts do not constitute a meaningful operational space. This is evident in light of the failing humanitarian response to tragic situations such as the Syrian refugee crisis. The reasons for this failure center around two issues in mainstream thought: First, lack of cooperation and coordination, and second, lack of official and civilian capacity for a functional humanitarian system. In other words, the actors of the humanitarian system have failed to coordinate amongst each other and cannot raise enough interest to generate help for their interventions.
Dr. Serdar Çam
Orta Doğu Teknik Üniversitesi Kimya Mühendisliği Bölümü’nden mezun olan Serdar Çam, Almanya ve Belçika’da Yüksek Lisans çalışmalarını yürüttü. Boston Üniversitesi’nden İşletme dalında Master derecesi aldı. Marmara Üniversitesi’nde Uluslararası Pazarlama dalında Doktorasını tamamladı. Babasının Dışişleri Bakanlığı’ndaki görevi nedeniyle ilköğrenimini Libya ve Fransa’da, ortaöğrenimini >>