Muhammed Lütfi Türkcan

Muhammed Lütfi Türkcan is a Deputy Researcher at TRT World Research Centre. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and International Relations from Boğaziçi University. He holds a Master of Arts in International Relations from Koc University and is currently a PhD candidate in that same department. His research interests include U.S foreign policy, international security, grand strategy and terrorism.
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Pandemics blind spots in national security paradigms

As coronavirus pandemic has demonstrated, traditional security paradigm has some serious blind spots, as it apparently does not incorporate all threats against human security.As...

Deepening the Divide: Global Politics and the Covid-19 Pandemic

This policy outlook explores the main dynamics of world politics by looking at the behaviour of states during the Covid-19 pandemic and aims at...

The Crises of the Liberal World Order: What Lies Ahead

This paper aims to discuss the roots of the crises of liberal order and its future. The paper will present an analysis of the...

The (In)Effectiveness of Coercive Diplomacy: The US Maximum Pressure Campaign on Iran

The US attempt to compel Iran, backed by both implicit and explicit threats of use of force, becomes ineffective because of three primary factors:...

History and Memory: TRT World in the Face of July 15 Coup

TRT World Research Centre has recently published a book on the phenomenon of the July 15 and TRT World’s specific memory of it. Apart...

How Turkey-US relations became strained after the July 15 coup attempt

Various factors have caused a breakdown in bilateral relations between the two NATO allies in recent years, from US support of the YPG in...

TRT World Forum 2018 Book

The TRT World Forum 2018, a two-day summit organised by the TRT World Research Centre, brought together a wide array of distinguished academics, journalists,...

Turkey’s Procurement of the S-400 System: An Explainer

This info-pack aims to provide the necessary background information on Turkey’s procurement of the S-400 air defence system. It outlines the history of Turkey’s...

Local Elections in Turkey 2019

This info pack delves into the question of why local elections are an important phenomena in Turkish political life.Local elections in Turkey have always...

Legitimising Terror: The PYD/YPG, Syrian Kurds and the Myth of Representation

This study points towards the assumption often repeated in media and policy circles in the West that the PYD/YPG is representative of Syrian-Kurds, which...

A Milestone on a Long Road: Turkey’s Objectives East of the Euphrates

This info-pack aims to provide the necessary background of recent developments in Syria with Turkey’s involvement in the northeast of the country.This info-pack aims...

G20 Argentina: Cooperation in an Era of Isolationism

This info pack details how the G20 was established and the mechanisms by which this global forum operates.This info pack gives a detailed account...

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