Aruuke Uran Kyzy

Aruuke Uran Kyzy currently works at TRT World Research Centre as an Assistant Researcher. She worked at the British Muslim Heritage Center, non-political organization as event assistant in Manchester, UK. Aruuke is passionate about social projects; she previously worked as the Education Coordinator at the Sefire-i Alem International Student Association. She has a BA in International Relations and BA in English Language and Literature from Istanbul University. Her current areas of focus are Russian foreign policy, modern cultural colonization, Turkish-Iranian-Russian relations and political aspects of Russian colonialism in Central Asia and Caucasus.
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Understanding the Proposed Amendments to the Russian Constitution: Power Grab or Institutional Fortification?

The purpose of this info pack is to compile existing research on official Russian statements and aggregate relevant data on the proposed constitutional amendment.The...

Could COVID-19 spoil Putin’s constitutional amendments?

With tens of millions of Russians struggling financially, there is no enthusiasm right now for Putin’s constitutional amendments.Putin has maneuvered himself and the Russian...

Coronavirus Exposes Central Asian Migrants’ Vulnerability

Distinctive factors shape anti-migrant sentiments in Russia. COVID-19 exacerbates an already difficult situation.As the new coronavirus spreads and gives borders — of any kind...

The Coronavirus in Russia: What is the State of Preparedness?

The purpose of this Info Pack is to aggregate existing research on cases and compile relevant data on the spread of covid-19 Russia. It...

Russia and Turkey in Syria: The Geopolitical Nexus

This paper provides an overview of Russia’s broad strategy; its capabilities within the contours of Russian-Turkish relationship.Over the last decade, Russia has emerged as...

The Wagner Group: a private military company that’s not exactly ‘private’

The Wagner Group is Putin's most potent weapon in advancing Russian policy objectives while maintaining plausible deniability.The so-called Libyan National Army, warlord Khalifa Haftar's...

TurkStream and the Trajectory of Russia-Turkey Relations

The demand for natural gas has been rising much faster than the need for other primary energy sources. Turkey, in this context, should be...

Why Is Anti-Chinese Sentiment on the Rise in Central Asia?

Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions.On October 1, thousands of Chinese diaspora scattered across Central...

Can Uzbekistan’s new leader reform the country?

If the Uzbek president wants genuine reform of religious freedoms in the country, he faces a steep uphill battle.In recent years, Uzbek President Shevkat...

‘Liberalism is dead’: Putin’s drive to unite the world’s conservatives

The Russian president is presenting himself on the world stage as the father of conservative values, an ideal that doesn’t just appeal to his...

The return of Russia to Africa

As Moscow attempts to re-establish old Soviet ties and buy influence in the continent, it is presenting itself as the alternative to old self-interested...

The Russian government’s grip over the internet just got tighter

A new law in Russia can pave the way for the government to have greater control over what Russians can access on the internet.“It...

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