Latest Publications

The network of alliances that the America has built over the last 70 years is slowly being unstitched by Trump.

Women have not caused anywhere near as much destruction and chaos as men in power have. Many women have, though, often defied the stereotypes associated with women leaders.

The Saudi-UAE cold war with Iran has been a hot war for most of the Middle East. Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen bare the brutal scars of outside powers competing for influence.

Perspectives

The network of alliances that the America has built over the last 70 years is slowly being unstitched by Trump.

Women have not caused anywhere near as much destruction and chaos as men in power have. Many women have, though, often defied the stereotypes associated with women leaders.

The Saudi-UAE cold war with Iran has been a hot war for most of the Middle East. Lebanon, Syria, Iraq and Yemen bare the brutal scars of outside powers competing for influence.

Discussion Papers

Recently, there has been an acknowledgement that the economic primacy of manufacturing has been shrinking in line with the emergence of the so-called ‘knowledge economy.'

Israel gave migrants the following ultimatum: to leave Israel voluntarily by April 1, 2018 or face indefinite imprisonment with eventual forced expulsion. Although the April 1 deadline - which Israel’s Supreme Court suspended on March 15 - has passed and other efforts to resolve the issue yielded no results, the controversial plan continues to be examined, leaving many African refugees in fear of imminent deportation or imprisonment.

The effects of China’s continuous economic growth and its integration to the global economy has been felt at the global, regional, and state level. This discussion paper analyses some of the positive and negative impacts that China’s economic growth and global economic integration has had in Latin America in terms of trade, foreign direct investment, and in third markets.

Info Packs

This info-pack provides information on the significance of Turkey's upcoming election, the electoral process for electing the president and members of parliament, and the presidential candidates.

The disqualification and 10 year imprisonment of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif just three weeks before the elections has raised doubts and questions whether an efficient level of governance can be achieved. Uncertainties and military interventions in civilian government have resulted in no prime minister being able to serve his full term in office.

On July 1st Mexicans will have the opportunity to renew their government at the municipal, state and federal level. More than 3,400 elected offices are up for grabs, which makes it the biggest election in Mexico’s history.

Reports

This study explores the connection between relevant media variables and Turkish citizens’ negative perception of Syrian refugees’ economic impact. It concludes that media is an important consideration for protecting social harmony and can be used as an instrument to promote integration efforts between the two communities.

This article analyses the Gulf crisis and explores the historical, strategic, and geopolitical dynamics that led to the crisis and looks closely at the rivalries taking place in the region. Against a backdrop of geopolitical tensions and cyber threats, the paper also reviews some of the most notorious cyber-attacks that occurred in the Gulf region, while shedding the light on recent manifestations of the blockade imposed on Qatar and the ensuing political and media warfare.

This report explores the historical background of the disunity of the Korean peninsula, proposes alternatives to the failing policies of the US and its allies, as well as discussing the advantages and disadvantages of a possible Korean unification.

Policy Briefs

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

What is the impact of pre-election violence on voter turnout? Ahead of the Pakistan Elections 2018, we speak to Imtiaz Gul, Executive Director of Center for Research and Security.

What do you think needs to be done with regards to gender imbalance when it comes to voter registration in Pakistan? We speak to Sarwar Bari, Secretary General of the the Free and Fair Election Network.

Professor at Istanbul University, Dr. Sadik Unay, speaks to TRT World Research Centre about the relationship betweens the economy and coups, and in particular the attempted coup in Turkey of July 15, 2016.

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

Dr. Tarek Cherkaoui research shows the Western press misconstrued Turkey's political system and the leadership of the country by denigrating Turkish democracy and painting an image of an authoritarian state, ahead of June 24 elections.

Refugee children are victims of war and trauma. What is Turkey doing to help them? Ravale Mohydin, Researcher at TRT World Research Centre looks at the Turkish Government's efforts to ensure their future in Turkey.

Ravale Mohydin, Researcher at TRT World Research Centre, breaks down the impact of Syrian refugees on the Turkish economy.

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, seven public and seven closed sessions of the TRT World Forum 2017.

Book Reviews