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Turkish Brand and Soft Power

Guest Article by Efe Sevin As I portray several other personae in my daily life, I sometimes forget the fact that I am trained as an international relations scholar. The recent talks between Syria and Turkey reminded me that fact, … Continue reading

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Public Diplomacy, Soft Power, and Identity: Another Term for AKP in Turkey

Guest Article by Efe Sevin Last year, I wrote a short post about Turkish public diplomacy where I practically claimed AKP and Erdogan were the biggest obstacles to a robust PD strategy. Last Sunday, AKP won its third consecutive elections, … Continue reading

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‘Teaching’ Place Branding

I was invited to a graduate level Public Diplomacy class at American University, School of International Service, to give a short lecture on place branding. I am used to talking with policy-makers, other practitioners, and scholars but trying to explain the concept to students from scratch was definitely a different experience. Continue reading

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