Media & Public Diplomacy

Murder in the Consulate: The Khashoggi Affair and the Turkish-Saudi War of Narratives

This paper will thoroughly evaluate the framing, rhetoric and discursive structures used by Turkey and Saudi Arabia while covering the Khashoggi affair. The research purpose...

Democracy Between Social Media, Political Polarisation, and Disinformation

This policy outlook revisits the nature of the relationship between social media, political polarisation, and disinformation, in the context of this nexus for public...

The Lasting Appeal of Turkish Entertainment

Outlining regional challenges to Turkish entertainment as a modality of Turkish soft power, this policy outlook examines how and why Turkish soft power is...

The Global Appeal of Turkish Drama Series: A Case Study in Pakistan

This study attempts to establish a relationship between Turkish soap operas that have proven to be very popular internationally and foreign audiences’ intent to...

The ‘Organized Hypocrisy’ of French Foreign Policy: The Military-Media Nexus

Since 2013, France has enhanced its security cooperation with Egypt to unprecedented levels, including the sale of a wide range of military technologies, creating...

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...

Media Coverage, Perception and Evidence: The Economic Impact of Syrian Refugees in Turkey

This study explores the connection between relevant media variables and Turkish citizens’ negative perception of Syrian refugees’ economic impact. It concludes that media is...

Representation of Politics or Politics of Representation?Patterns of Western Mainstream Media Coverage during Turkey’s 2018 Elections

The purpose of this study is to investigate whether there was media bias in the reporting and treatment of the related information, and determine...

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