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The unequal brothers – Turkey, Iran and the nuclear dispute

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Turkey and Iran have traditionally had a strained relationship. On the one hand, this can be clearly seen in their rivalry for predominance in the region, but on the other, it is shot through with the need for neighbourly cooperation. 

By Kristian Brakel

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Third Anniversary of EU-Turkey Statement: A Legal Analysis

The number of asylum applications in Lesvos has tripled over the last three years. Finally, international refugee rights advocates also point to poor reception and housing conditions in Turkey and claim that these conditions might trigger voluntary returns.

By Neva Övünç Öztürk, Cavidan Soykan

Nationalism in Turkey: Roots and Contemporary Answers

Nationalism has been the most influential trend in both current political discussions as well as the in emergence of more engrained political processes in Turkey. In all political strands from the far left to the far right, a ferment, or at least an influential force of nationalism exists in varying tones and different degrees. 

By Yahya Kemal Can

The IPCC Special Report on Land: We have to act now

Analysis

On August 8th 2019, the International Panel on Climate Change released its special report on climate change and land. Environmental expert Peg Putt provides an analysis of the report's findings.

By Peg Putt

Latest Publications

WHO’S WHO IN POLITICS IN TURKEY

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This book consists of 130 brief biographies about people who have shaped contemporary politics in Turkey and influenced how Turkish politics have unfolded in recent times.

The biographic portayals of each individual are based nut just on facts but analytical explorations of general context of the periods in questions as well as the relationships that existed between particular incidents and persons.

All publications

TURKEY UPDATE 65 / CHRISTIANS OF TURKEY

TURKEY UPDATE 64 / CLIMATE CHANGE & TURKEY AFTER COP24


To apply for project

Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Office cooperates with NGOs in Turkey as part of its efforts for strengthening civil society.

If you think we should support your projects which you believe will contribute to making Turkey and the world better places, please fill in the form below in English or Turkish to file your application.


Our Programs

Democratization

The Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Representation wants to intervene in the efforts to protect human rights and liberties, and to establish a democracy which defends social peace and equal rights against ethnic, religious and gender based discrimination in Turkey. Our primary goal is to support a conception of democracy which is libertarian, transparent, participatory and accountable. 

Smart cars, transparent citizens?

More safety, less congestion: Artificial intelligence could revolutionize our mobility. But networking vehicles and infrastructure poses new challenges for IT security and data protection.

By Sabine Muscat, Zora Siebert
All democratization

 

Ecology

The world is face to face with a great climate crisis: global climate change is threatening the lives of various spices. Careless consumption of natural resources and the unquestioned acknowledgement of economic growth causes tens of big and local environmental problems. Maintaining the existent economic system magnifies those problems even further. The Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Representation sees ecology as one of the essential areas of politics. It questions the necessary radical changes for a sustainable life both in theory and practice, and strives for developing policies in that regard.

A new Global Biodiversity Framework …for what and for whom?

Analysis

Nearly a decade after the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD) set the Aichi Biodiversity Targets, evidence shows that the actions undertaken to implement them have not been sufficient. What should a new Global Biodiversity Framework look like?

By Gadir Lavadenz
All Ecology

Foreign & Security Politics

The Heinrich Böll Foundation Turkey Representation carries out works for contributing to a transparent, democratic and peaceful understanding of foreign policy. It supports projects that aim at enhancing the relations of Turkey with the EU and other regional actors, and incentives that contribute to civil society dialogue. Through conferences, research activities and publications it intends to create the necessary fund of knowledge and discussion platform for making Turkey’s foreign policy more comprehensible, monitorable and moldable by the civil society. 

Russia and Iran: Foreign policy as a balancing act

Comment

Russia’s policy in the Middle East is geared strictly to the country’s interests: to fulfil its role as a major power, stabilise the region and minimise every risk as much as possible. This offers opportunities.

By Johannes Voswinkel

America’s Iran Policy: Between War-Weariness and Military Escalation

Comment

Donald Trump is caught in a deadlock of his own making. He does not want to find himself responsible for a new war in the Middle East right in the middle of an election campaign. At the same time, he wants to look like a tough guy who never backtracks. This is what is making the situation so unpredictable.

By Bastian Hermisson
All Foreign & Security Politics

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