Latest Publications

A critical evaluation of Nic Cheeseman’s book Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures, and the Struggle for Political Reform.

The EU along with Russia and China have opposed the Trump administration on trashing the Iran nuclear deal.

Macron bears a heavy responsibility in the current imbroglio.


The EU along with Russia and China have opposed the Trump administration on trashing the Iran nuclear deal.

Macron bears a heavy responsibility in the current imbroglio.

Representatives from the six Arab Gulf states are expected to attend the annual summit of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC), which will be held in Saudi Arabia on December 9.

Discussion Papers

The year 2013 was a significant date for Pakistan. The democratic transition, which took place then, led the country away from military rule.

This paper investigates what a potential BRICS membership might economically mean for Turkey in the light of the recent crisis in Turkey-USA relations. It concludes that even though Turkey may benefit a lot from substantial economic ties with the BRICS, it is an unlikely substitute for Turkey’s well-established relations with the West. Turkey’s link with the BRICS should not be about replacing its ties with the West but further strengthening them by improving Turkey’s power and importance in the global governance via alternative alliances.

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.'

Info Packs

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

This info pack analyses why the November 2018 mid-term elections in the United States have been the subject of global attention, and why many across the globe have been watching carefully to assess whether the Trump Administration’s policies will witness any significant changes moving forward.

Playing a pivotal role in preventing a crisis in Idlib, Turkey has been trying to preserve the cease-fire that was reached in an agreement with Russia.


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.

This report analyses the Jamal Khashoggi affair in light of Turkish-Saudi relations and the geopolitical dynamics of the Middle East.

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.

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

Diana Buttu is a Canadian- Palestinian human rights lawyer and a frequent commentator on Middle East politics. She spoke toTRT World Research Centre about the possibility for a two state solution between Israel and Palestine, the significance of the great march of return and the discourse of hardline politics in Israel.

The former Ecuadorian ambassador to the UK, Ana Alban speaks to TRT World Research Centre about the Venezuelan Refugee Crisis.

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.

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.


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.


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.

A critical evaluation of Nic Cheeseman’s book Democracy in Africa: Successes, Failures, and the Struggle for Political Reform.