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Rethinking Global Cooperation in the Fight against the COVID-19 Pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic, which still raises many questions regarding its origin and date of spread, has continued to be a global crisis for the past year with the risks, dangers and devas-tating consequences in all areas. Although panic and fear prevalent at the beginning of the pandemic has decreased with […]


Impact of the Pandemic on democracy in the Central Asia Region

The pandemic has disrupted the usual course of life in many ways – some had to adapt to the new online lifestyle, others lost their jobs, some – even their lives. Most of the countries worldwide finished the year in a much worse socio-economic state than they had begun with […]


China’s post-pandemic Digital Silk Road

At the time when the pandemic has become an essential reminder of the undeniable role of digital technologies, China has shown itself as a leading technological power, which has been promoting its digital capabilities globally through a wide range of technological instruments, including using the pandemic for its own advantage. […]


Turkey’s Place in Mongolia’s “Third Neighbor” Policy

From Turkey’s perspective Mongolia is a very distant and little-known country with a small population. There is neither maritime connection between the two, because Mongolia is a landlocked country, nor direct active land transport route. In the pre-pandemic 2019 the bilateral trade between Turkey and Mongolia barely reached $43 million, […]


Severe droughts in Turkey: Causes and Solutions

Recently, news agencies around the globe disseminated news regarding an issue of intense droughts in Turkey, saying that the water levels in water reservoirs in and near the largest city in Turkey, Istanbul, had reached the lowest levels in the past 15 years. As of January 13, 2021, water levels […]


Global Environmental Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic

COVID-19 pandemic and resulted lock-downs and border closures have significantly affected livelihoods of all people around the globe, resulting in a number of negative effects, such as COVID-19 related death and infection rates, economic crises due to closures of businesses and travel bans, school and university closures and as a […]


Turkey’s Asia a New Initiative

When we look at the trade balances and trends around the world, we see that the center of the global economy is shifting towards the Asian countries as a result of the steady growth of the economies in the Asian continent. These developments show the necessity of many countries to […]


How Will the US-China Relations Develop In The Biden Era?

The Democrat candidate Joseph Biden officially took office as the 46th President of the United States of America (USA) on January 20th, 2021. Thus, 78-year-old Joe Biden be-came the oldest president of the United States. Kamala Harris made history as the first female Vice President in the US history. In […]


The Turkic Side of Ukraine’s Political Identity: The Role of Crimean Conflict in Ukraine’s Nation-Building

Since the outbreak of the Russo-Ukrainian war in February 2014, the two countries have lived in a constant confrontation mode. It can be said that the active phase of the conflict was a continuation of the previous long-lasting controversies regarding the underlying principles of the development models of the two […]


Elections in Kyrgyzstan: More Surprises, Less Hopes

On January 10, 2021, the people of the Kyrgyz Republic selected their sixth president at early presidential elections, which was urgently scheduled after the collapse of the previous government in October last year. According to the Central Election Commission, out of 16 candidates, Sadyr Japarov had won the elections with […]