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Radical and destructive cult groups: concept and theoretical framework

Evaluation Note / Hilmi Demir, PhD 14/12/2021 -     On November 18th, 1978, in Jonestown, Guyana, 909 people committed the largest mass suicide recorded to date. Many of the dead were children. “Die with your honor. Don’t lie down with pain and tears like that. Death is nothing but a step to another lane.” Jim Jones said these lines in his sermon before the mass suicide took place. During one of his sermons, he turned to an old woman in a wheelchair and allegedly said, “Dear, today is your day. You will get healed today, we will heal you crippled legs and you’ll be able to walk again!” The whole audience took these words in great craze and zeal, and began carefully watching what would happen with excitement. Jones continued to call out to the old woman from his podium, “Now, siste [More]

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TEPAV and ECFR host discussion on “Developments in the Caucasus”

Richard Giragosian provides key insight on Armenia and its neighbors 08/12/2021 -     On December 7th, 2021, TEPAV in cooperation with the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) hosted Richard Giragosian for a discussion on “Developments in the Caucasus.” Giragosian, outside of numerous publications and holding public office in the United States, is the Founding Director of the Regional Studies Center (RSC) think tank based in Yerevan, Armenia. The RSC is a partner and has continued to work on Armenia-Turkey related issues with TEPAV since its founding. The event was attended by academics, private-public sector representatives, NGO and think tank members as well as representatives of foreign missions located in Ankara. Opening remarks, the introduction of the speaker and moderation of the discussion was made by [More]

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Gaziantep Discusses its Future: Vision Determination with Public-Private Sector Dialogue in Gaziantep

The first workshop of the project, in cooperation with GIZ, TEPAV, and the Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality was held virtually on November 9-10. 23/11/2021 -     Within the scope of the PEP - Promotion of Economic Prospects Programme financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the negotiated preference workshop, “Gaziantep Discusses its Future: Public-Private Sector Dialogue and Vision Determination in Gaziantep”, part of an overall project to determine where Gaziantep wants to be situated during and after the COVID-19 pandemic recovery period was carried out virtually on November 9-10, 2021, with the cooperation of Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, TEPAV, and Gaziantep Metropolitan Municipality. The workshop, which uses “Public-Private Sector Dialogue” as a tool, aims to discuss the necessary policies for the rap [More]

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Does the Taliban subscribe to the Hanafi School?

Evaluation Note / Hilmi Demir, PhD 03/11/2021 -   Almost all Pashtuns and other ethnic groups who joined the Taliban are Sunni, and Hanafi sects account for the majority. So, what does this mean? Firstly, it is necessary to define correctly what Hanafism is. Hanafism, one of the four Sunni schools of law, is widely followed by Muslims. Others are Shafi, Maliki, and Hanbali. From how Muslims pray to how they will take the taxes, the sects which tell what the Muslims should do or not to do are referred to as the Islamic Schools of Law. In Islam, the Islamic School of law has a wider meaning than law. It includes all aspects of life, such as worship and treatment. To put it another way, these sects determine religious practices such as prayer and fasting, family law such as marriage a [More]

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“Adana Brings its Projects to Life”

Stakeholders finally meet face-to-face for the first time during the “Adana Brings its Projects to Life” workshop 02/11/2021 -       Within the scope of the PEP - Promotion of Economic Prospects Programme financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the last of the three-stage workshop series carried out by the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, TEPAV and Adana Metropolitan Municipality, the “Adana Brings its Projects to Life” workshop was held on October 27th, 2021 at the Sheraton Grand Adana Hotel. Adana Governor Süleyman Elban, Adana Metropolitan Mayor Zeydan Karalar, TEPAV and GIZ officials and representatives of various institutions, organizations and NGOs participated in the workshop and evaluated project ideas alongside their roadmaps with regards sustainable agriculture, ma [More]

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Marmara’s Mucilage problem continues to be discussed in Parliament Commission of experts, including TEPAV’s Project Manager Yakup Peker, presented their findings
haber resmi 21/10/2021

    The Grand National Assembly of Turkey’s (TMBB) Commission for the Study of the Mucilage Problem met on Wednesday, October 13, 2021. Commission members Cengiz Günay, Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Turkey (TOBB) Board Member; Ahme [More]

TEPAV organized a Working Session in WTO Public Forum Director of TEPAV’s G20 Studies Center, Dr. Sait Akman, delivered speech at the event titled “COVID Crisis, Industrial Subsidies and the Way Forward”
haber resmi 12/10/2021

    TEPAV held a joint working session with Germany's Jena Friedrich Schiller University on Friday, October 1st, 2021, at a Public Forum meeting organized by the World Trade Organization (WTO). Of the current 21st Public Forum, this is the sec [More]
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T20 Policy Brief published, “A Regional Connectivity Partnership for the Mediterranean” TEPAV’s Policy Analyst Murat Kenanoğlu co-authors T20 policy brief on enhancing infrastructure and logistics across the Mediterranean.
haber resmi 08/10/2021

    The Think 20 (T20) is a grouping of leading Think Tanks of G20 member states that provide research-based policy advice. The T20 initiative began in 2012 under the Mexican Presidency of the G20 and has since contributed to essential policy dev [More]

T20 Italian Presidency Policy Briefs are Released In part of T20’s mission, trade policy proposals with contributions from TEPAV’s Sait Akman and Bozkurt Aran were published.
haber resmi 22/09/2021

    Under the current G20 Italy presidency, policy briefs prepared by experts from academia, think-tanks and policy centers around the world were published by the Secretariat of the Think20 (T20) Italy, to help leaders of G20 countries in poli [More]

The Istanbul stage of the Facilitating Public-Private Dialogue Mechanisms project has been launched Carried out in collaboration with the GIZ, TEPAV, and Istanbul Planning Agency, the project is to determine ways of improving the resilience of Istanbul’s food systems to shocks.
haber resmi 17/09/2021

    Within the scope of the PEP-Promotion of Economic Prospects Program financed by the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ), the project which began in Adana and is taking place in Gaziantep as well, “Facilitati [More]

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