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Bilkent IR Talks, Spring 2021-11

On May 11, 2021, Dr. Murat Ye┼čilta┼č, Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Social Sciences University of Ankara, delivered a lecture titled: "Turkish foreign policy under regional geopolitical anxiety" for Bilkent's IR Talks. Building upon his latest research, Prof. Ye┼čilta┼č explained the US government's role in the liberal international order and the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global order. The talk focused on geopolitical anxieties and various crises to explore the effects of these events on the emergence of a possible new international structure. Prof. Ye┼čilta┼č's lecture also dealt with Turkey's geopolitical anxieties, offering three approaches that can be observed in Turkish foreign policy and the drivers of Turkish foreign policy. Prof. Ye┼čilta┼č concluded the talk with objectives and the future of Turkish foreign policy. During the Q&A session, Dr. Ye┼čilta┼č answered questions regarding the effects of economic crises on the liberal global order, Turkish foreign policy, and military activity related to Israeli's Syria policy, and Israeli-Turkish relations.

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On May 11, 2021, Dr. Murat Ye┼čilta┼č, Associate Professor in the Department of International Relations at Social Sciences University of Ankara, delivered a lecture titled: "Turkish foreign policy under regional geopolitical anxiety" for Bilkent's IR Talks. Building upon his latest research, Prof. Ye┼čilta┼č explained the US government's role in the liberal international order and the effects of the Coronavirus pandemic on the global order. The talk focused on geopolitical anxieties and various crises to explore the effects of these events on the emergence of a possible new international structure. Prof. Ye┼čilta┼č's lecture also dealt with Turkey's geopolitical anxieties, offering three approaches that can be observed in Turkish foreign policy and the drivers of Turkish foreign policy. Prof. Ye┼čilta┼č concluded the talk with objectives and the future of Turkish foreign policy. During the Q&A session, Dr. Ye┼čilta┼č answered questions regarding the effects of economic crises on the liberal global order, Turkish foreign policy, and military activity related to Israeli's Syria policy, and Israeli-Turkish relations. Dr. Murat Ye┼čilta┼č is Associate Professor at the Social Sciences University of Ankara in the International Relations Department. He has completed his BA and MA at the Department of International Relations of Sakarya University. He earned his Ph.D. at the Department of Political Science and International Relations at Marmara University in 2012 with the thesis titled ÔÇťLocating Turkey: Geopolitical Mentality and the Army in Turkey.ÔÇŁ Ye┼čilta┼č was a visiting researcher at the Department of European Studies and International Politics of Lancaster University between 2008 and 2009. He was a visiting researcher at Virginia TechÔÇÖs Institute of Government and International Relations in 2010-2011. His current researches are on international security, terrorism, military studies, ethnic and religious radicalization, non-state conflicts, and Kurdish affairs. He is currently working on the following research projects: The Rise of Kurdish Geopolitical Space, Border Security in the Middle East, and The New Regional Security Project in the Middle East (NRSP). His recent books include ÔÇťT├╝rkiye D├╝nyan─▒n Neresinde? Hayali Co─črafyalar, ├çarp─▒┼čan Anlat─▒lar (Ko├ž ├ťnivesitesi Yay─▒nlar─▒, 2015), Jeopolitik Zihniyet ve T├╝rkiyeÔÇÖde Ordu (Kadim, 2016), Non-State Military Actors in the Middle East: Geopolitics, Strategy, and Ideology (Palgrave McMillan, 2017)

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