Latest Publications

Arab governments criticising Turkey's operation in northeastern Syria don't have a leg to stand on.

Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions.

While power is the capacity to direct the behaviour of others through any means necessary, ‘soft power’, a term first coined by Joseph Nye in 1990, is essentially power without the use of coercion or force.

Perspectives

Arab governments criticising Turkey's operation in northeastern Syria don't have a leg to stand on.

Central Asia could become a spoiler for all of Beijing’s big Belt and Road ambitions.

While power is the capacity to direct the behaviour of others through any means necessary, ‘soft power’, a term first coined by Joseph Nye in 1990, is essentially power without the use of coercion or force.

Discussion Papers

This paper focuses on how middle-income countries can successfully transform their economies to developed status, and includes opposing views about the role of government in overcoming the middle-income trap and some of the notable success stories from East Asia.

Marking the 74th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, this discussion paper explores whether the strategy of naval blockade and conventional bombing of Japanese cities could have been used by the US as an alternative way to force Japan to surrender. It analyses Japan’s economy in the pre-War period, the role of the zaibatsu during the war, and the appearance of atomic bombs on the stage of history.

This paper aims to analyse the national armies' interventions in the Arab World's political arena with particular emphasis on the cases of Algeria and Sudan.

Info Packs

This info pack sheds light on the current election climate in Tunisia, how Tunisia has developed in the last 8 years since the overthrow of longtime president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, who the main candidates running are and why the political system remains polarised.

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 pursuit of air defence systems, followed by a detailed look at the technical and operational specifications of the S-400 system. Finally, the US position towards Turkey’s purchase of S-400s and potential US sanctions against Turkey will be evaluated.

This info pack will focus on Turkey’s perspective regarding developments related in energy and security in the East Mediterranean and will discuss the two contesting interpretations/approaches regarding the continental shelf in the Eastern Mediterranean, which form the core of the debate and the basis of the current tensions in the region.

Reports

TRT World Research Centre's investigation (in collaboration with the Newsmakers) presents credible evidence that some 21 civilians were killed in the Lower Shebelle region in Somalia by manned and unmanned weapon systems in three different case incidences that occurred between January 2019 and March 2019.

In the last 15 years, Turkish engagements in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) have increased, attracted wider international attention and become a phenomenon worthy of discussion.

Since 2013, France has enhanced its security cooperation with Egypt to unprecedented levels, including the sale of a wide range of military technologies, creating a financial windfall for French defence contractors while simultaneously serving the policy objectives of France’s strategic agenda.

Policy Briefs

This report examines gender-based violence against women in war, followed by discussions regarding the wider role they have played in combating this very issue in societies ravaged by war. In addition, the report explores policymaking that involved women, leading to their successful reintegration into society.

There has been a surge in Islamophobia, xenophobia, and hate speech in Germany, the largest economy in the European Union (EU). Muslims, who comprise an important part of the workforce in Germany, are being used as political tools by populist right-wing parties.

In light of one of the greatest humanitatian crisis the world has ever seen, TRT World Research Centre has published a report on the vital information and statistics about unaccompanied minors who have fled to the European Union as refugees.

World Talks

François Burgat on political Islam and the failures of the Arab Spring

David Patrikarakos is a British journalist and the author of War in 140 characters. In this episode of World Talks he will discuss the concept of 21st Century wars through the spread of propaganda, fake news and disinformation.

Bendetta Berti is an Eisenhower Global Fellow and a TED Senior Fellow. She spoke to TRT World Research Centre about achieving change through parliamentary democracy in post-revolutionary societies.

Conference Reports

His Excellency President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan participated as the guest of honour in the TRT World Forum 2017 to give the keynote speech at the Forum under the moderation of Fatih Er, Director of News and Programmes at TRT World. President Erdoğan’s remarks spanned from the failure of the current global order in sustaining the international peace to the humanitarian crisis around the world.

The TRT World Forum opened with a welcoming speech delivered by the Director General of TRT İbrahim Eren and followed by Opening Speeches by Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ and Turkey’s Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım. Throughout the speeches, speakers mostly emphasised the urgent need for objective and focused media, particularly in the current discourse.

The second day of the TRT World Forum 2017 opened with a joint keynote speech by José Luis Rodríguez Zapatero, the former Prime Minister of Spain, and Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Turkey. The main theme of their speech was the lack of international cooperation in addressing pressing global issues.

Videos

Books

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 from gathering evidence linking the coup to the organization behind it, the book tells the story of the raid on the TRT World headquarters through the accounts of employees.

This book includes summaries and highlights of keynote speeches, eight public and eleven closed sessions of the TRT World Forum 2018.

TRT World Research Centre is pleased to present its first book publication “The Refugee’s Messenger: Lost Stories Retold”. The book includes 10 chapters each written by TRT World’s current and former journalists, putting forth their individual experiences while covering migrants’ journeys.