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  • Mulla Bakhtiar: “The Reasons behind ISIS Was Socio-Economic Issues and Lack of Democracy”
    We, as Ortadoğu Analiz, talked to Sayyid, on the “Regional Order and Possibility of New Politics in the Middle East” during the II. Middle Eastern Congress on Politics and Society which was organized by the Centre for Middle Eastern Studies at Sakarya University on 14-17 October 2014.
    We talked to Kirkuk Governor Najmaldin Karim about Turkey-Iraq relations, the situation of new Iraqi government, Kurdish Regional Government dealing problem with ISIL and Kirkuk.
    We talked to co-founder of the Arab Reform Initiative Bassma Kodmani about international society’s approach to Syrian civil war, current situation of Syrian opposition and expectations from international actors.
    We talked to Ambassador Mohamed El Fatah NACIRI, who served as the Head of Mission of the League of Arab States to Ankara since February, 2010, about the Middle East before and after Arab Spring; and the League of Arab States which is a international and regional actor.
    ORSAM has launched the new issue of the ORSAM Inteviews on Regional Affairs. This edition features an interview with Rifat Hisarcıklıoğlu, the President of the Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB).
    ORSAM has launched An in-depth interview series, entitled ORSAM Interviews on Regional Affairs. The first edition features an interview with the Predident of Prime Ministry’s Disaster and Emergency Management Agency Dr. Fuat Oktay.
    A delegation from the Center for Strategic Studies of the Qatar Armed Forces paid a visit to ORSAM on 17 February 2015.
    ORSAM organized an international workshop entitled “The State of Affairs in Foreign Terrorist Fighters Research Workshop” on 23 January 2015 in Ankara.
    Ege University International Relations Community (ULİT) visited ORSAM
    Within the context of “Ankara Familiarisation Trip”, a delegation of Canakkale Onsekiz Mart University International Relations Community composed of 45 students paid a visit to ORSAM on 11 December 2014.
    Journalist Delegation of Russian Federation paid a visit to ORSAM on 9 December 2014 in order to discuss relations between the Middle East and Turkey relations.
    ORSAM-NESA-Yıldız Technical University Joint Meeting Entitled “The Middle East in Flux: Iraq, Syria and Turkish-American Relations”
    Joint Symposium: “Beyond Chapters – The Future of Turkey in Europe”
    ORSAM in coordination with Department of International Relations in TOBB ETU, and Austrian Embassy held conference entitled “Which Effects Will The New Government in Iraq Have on The Future of The ISIS in Iraq and Beyond?”.
    ORSAM, SAM and TOBB Economy and Technology University have organized a conference on 30 October 2014 entitled “Regional Security and Cooperation Perspectives in the Black Sea in the aftermath of Recent Developments in Ukraine”.
    On the occasion of the 90th Anniversary of the Diplomatic Relations Between Japan and Turkey, ORSAM in cooperation with Japanese Embassy and SAM organized a joint symposium entitled “Japan and Turkey: Where Did We Come From? Where Are We Going?"
    A delegation from The Japan Institute of International Affairs (JIIA) visited Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) on 19 August 2014.
    On 30 April 2014, national elections took place in Iraq. Not only Iraqi people followed these elections but also countries in the region and international actors watched them closely.
    The Center for Middle Eastern Strategic Studies (ORSAM) in coordination with the Italian research institute of Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI) organized a meeting in Rome entitled “Turkish Policy toward the Syrian Crisis and the Impact of Refugees” on June 6th 2014.
    ORSAM, in collaboration with the Middle East Institute and the Migration Policy Institute organized a meeting entitled “Syrians on the Edge: The Status of Refugees in Neighboring Countries” in Washington D.C.
    ORSAM and Center for Strategic Studies-University of Jordan (CSS) organized a workshop entitled “Exchanges on the Middle East: Turkey-Jordan Relations within the Changing Regional Environment” in Amman on 26 May 2014.
    ORSAM will held a conference entitled “Syrians on the Edge: The Status of Refugees in Neighboring Countries”, in partnership with Middle East Institute and Migration Policy Institute in Washington, DC.
    ORSAM, in cooperation with TOBB ETU and the United Nations held a panel entitled “Forum for the Support of the Palestinian People “on May 14, 2014.
    On 6-7 May 2014, ORSAM, in cooperation with Türkmeneli Cooperation and Cultural Foundation, Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TİKA) and Turkish Historical Society organized a symposium entitled “Middle Eastern Turkmen”.
    A mission which is composed of Lebanon Turkmens and chaired by Hussein Mohamad- Secretary General of the Tripoli and Dinniye Lebanon Türkoman League has visited Turkey in order to contact with some institutes.
    A delegation of Turkish academicians led by ORSAM President Assoc. Prof. Şaban Kardaş paid a visit to Iranian universities and research institutions on 19-20 April 2014.
    A group of students from SDE Academy, established within the Institute of Strategic Thinking on April 27th, 2014, paid a visit to ORSAM within the scope of their “Weekly Event Schedule”.
    ORSAM, in partnership with SAM ve TOBB ETU, held a lecture entitled “How will the International Order Accommodate Rising Powers? A Liberal Perspective" by G. John Ikenberry in 16 April 2014 in Ankara.
    On 24 March 2014, ORSAM, in partnership with the SAM and the Mosul University Department of Turkish Language and Literature organized a panel entitled “Changing Equilibrium in the Middle East and Turkey-Iraq Relations” in Mosul.
    Jordanian journalists visited the ORSAM on March 12, 2014 as part of a program organized by the Office of Public Diplomacy under the Prime Ministry of the Republic of Turkey.
    ORSAM and TESEV, with support from the Stabilization Unit of the UK Foreign and Commonwealth Office, held a joint workshop entitled “Regional Impact Analysis: Syrian Conflict” in Istanbul on 6 March 2014.
    ORSAM Books No: 5
    ORSAM Middle East Books No: 3
    Mosul in The Ottoman Vilâyet Salnâmes
    ORSAM Books No: 4
    Central Asia Books No. 1
    Energy Security,
    Shanghai Cooperation Organisation and Central Asia
    EGYPT IN TRANSITION
    AND
    TURKEY-EGYPT RELATIONS IN NEW ERA
    TUNISIA AND TURKEY-TUNISIA
    RELATIONS IN THE ANNIVERSARY
    OF THE REVOLUTION
     
    Meaning and Possible Consequences of Shah Euphrates Operation
    As a result of the operation launched by Turkish Armed Forces, Turkish soldiers deployed in Tomb of Suleyman Shah, the only land belongs to Turkey outside its boundaries, were evacuated and relics in the Tomb were brought to Turkey.
    Three Decades after Three-Stage Plan: Time for a Reappraisal
    In 1984, after several years of tri-partite negotiations among riparians of the Euphrates-Tigris watercourse system namely Iraq, Syria and Turkey within the context of Joint Technical Committee; Turkish authorities came with a proposal of a comprehensive plan (indeed, the most comprehensive plan hitherto proposed in the context of transboundary water allocation in the Euphrates-Tigris river basin), which was called “Three Stages Plan for Optimum, Equitable an
    International Cooperation Against Foreign Terrorist Fighters: The Experience of Turkey
    ORSAM has released the new issue of ORSAM Review of Regional Affairs. This brief by Dr. Haldun Yalçınkaya, coordinator for ORSAM Security Studies program and head of International Relations Department at TOBB-ETÜ, the foreign terrorist fighter phenomenon from Turkey’s angle.
    The New Government in Tunisia: Nidaa-Nahda Alliance
    The government formation process in Tunisia, which had been carried out in quiet since October 2014, was ended with a vote of confidence by Tunisian parliament. The government formed by Prime Minister Habib Essid was approved by 166 out of 217 on 5 February 2014.
    Adding “Integration” to “Three I’s” and a Maslowian Dilemma: Water Problem in the Middle-East
    On October 24, 2014, Jim W. Hall and his colleagues published a briefing on the well-known journal, Science, with the title “Coping with the curse of freshwater variability: Institutions, infrastructure, and information for adaptation”. They argued “adapting to hydrologic variability”, and “building resilience to risk” involves “the three ‘I’s”, namely institutions, infrastructure, and information. 
    Charlie Hebdo Attack: An Outcome of ISIS-AQ Rivalry?
    On January 7, twelve people including a police officer were killed in a shooting in Charlie Hebdo’s office, in Paris. The attack was committed by two French citizens of Algerian origin (Said Kouachi and Chérif Kouachi) and targeted Charlie Hebdo magazine, which is known for its Islamophobic cartoons.
    ISIS in Syria
    ORSAM has published the new edition of the ORSAM Review of Regional Affairs No.20. This work, written by Dr. Sinan Hatahet, the strategy communication director of Omran for Strategic Studies, aims to examine the dynamics behind the rise of ISIS and identify the general plan to face the ISIS threat to the stability of the region.
    The Strategy for Ousting the ISIS from Mosul
    A new period in Iraq has started with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) launching an operation in Mosul on 6 June 2014. New debates sparked on politics, security and administration of the country. While it is still active in Iraq, the shape of politics and allegiances will shift in the post-ISIS period.
    Water under Fire: Water Calamity in Gaza and Prospects for Solution
    Water problem is a grave concern in Gaza Strip. In addition to long-lasting difficulties associated with various aspects of water, including limited resources, demographic pressures, pollution, and wasteful use; the region is now increasingly threatened by water infrastructure damage caused by continued series of armed conflicts and bombings.
    The Implications of the ISIS’s Kirkuk Offensive
    The Kirkuk offensive of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), which started on 29 January 2015 and continued on 30 January, has been a clear indication that the ISIS is able to carry out surprise attacks even though it retreats with a defensive posture in the vicinity of Mosul, Tiqrit, Diyala and al-Anbar.
    The Economic Effeects of Syrian Refugees on Turkey: A Synthetic Modelling
    This report analyzes the economic effects of Syrian refugees in two dimensions. First of all, on the basis of the synthetic modelling method, it estimates the time paths of economic variables such as net migration rate, foreign trade, employment, education services, health services, and housing in immensely refuge receiving provinces,
    Effects of the Syrian Refugees on Turkey
    This joint research prepared by ORSAM and TESEV investigates the effects of Syrian refugees on the country’s social structure, economy, politics and security. Findings on these topics can be found in the study. Besides general classifications, each city hosting Syrian refugees have a unique condition according to its demography, economy and political atmosphere.
    04 March 2015
    Report No: 196
    January 2015
    The Economic Effeects of Syrian Refugees on Turkey:
    A Synthetic Modelling
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    Report No: 195
    January 2015
    Effects of the Syrian Refugees on Turkey
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    ORSAM Report No: 194
    December 2014
    Effects of Oil Price Plunge on the Mena Economies
    (Tr-Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 193
    November 2014
    Japan and Turkey in the International Community: Cooperation and Potential
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 192
    October 2014
    Turkey-Tunisia Relations on the Eve of Elections in Tunisia
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 191
    September 2014
    US Strategy against ISIS and its Potential Implications for Iraq & Syria
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 190
    June 2014
    The 2014 Elections, ISIS Operations and the Future of Iraq
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 189
    April 2014
    The Situation Of Syrian Refugees in the Neighboring Countries:
    Findings, Conclusions and Recommendations
    (Tr - Eng - Ar)
    ORSAM Report No: 179
    November 2013
    İnterviews With Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı - VI
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 178
    November 2013
    İnterviews With Syrian Women in Reyhanlı - V
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 164
    August 2013
    The Clashes in Northern Syria and the Possible Effects
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 160
    May 2013
    Interviews With Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı
    (After Reyhanlı Bombings) - IV

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    ORSAM Report No: 159
    May 2013
    Interviews With Syrian Women in Reyhanlı - III
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 158
    May 2013
    Interviews With Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı - II
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 157
    May 2013
    Interviews With Syrian Refugees in Reyhanlı - I
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 156
    May 2013
    ORSAM Report on Reyhanlı
    “11 May”
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 155
    BLACK SEA INTERNATIONAL Report No: 32
    May 2013
    Historical Notes from the Minutes of the Montreux Straits
    Conference and Kanal İstanbul
    (Tr)
    ORSAM Report No: 154
    ORSAM Water Research Programme Report No: 19
    May2013
    Transboundary Waters Within the Scope of EU Water Framework Directive
    (Tr)
    ORSAM Report No: 153
    April 2013
    Electoral Laws in Iraq
    (Tr)
     
    ORSAM Report No: 152
    April 2013
    Basic Data on 2013 Local Elections in Iraq
    (Tr)
    ORSAM Report No: 151
    April 2013
    Democracy Process and Problems in Iraqi Kurdistan
    (Tr - Eng)
     
    ORSAM Report No: 150
    March 2013
    Syrian Turkmens: Political Movements and Military Structure
    (Tr - Eng)
    ORSAM Report No: 149
    February 2013
    David Cameron and the EU: Crossing the Rubicon
    (Eng)
     
    ORSAM Report No: 148
    January 2013
    Internatonal Politics and Civilizations
    (Clash of Civilizations and Dialogue)

    (Tr - Eng)
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