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CPD Contributing Scholar Senem Cevik notes how period dramas on Turkish television have been used as tools of both diplomacy and domestic communication. 

Senem Cevik looks at the possibility of collaboration between the emerging powers Turkey and Mexico.

Blue Mosque

Senem Cevik offers Turkey a little PR advice.

U.S. Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment talk after a routine inspection of a Patriot missile battery at a Turkish military base in Gaziantep, Turkey. U.S. and NATO Patriot missile batteries and personnel deployed to Turkey in support of NATO's commitment to defending Turkey's security during a period of regional instability.

Senem Cevik offers PD advice for a troubled relationship.

Sulaymaniyah Mosque, Istanbul Turkey

Senem Cevik offers suggestions on how Turkey can seize the PD moment.

Protests in Turkey after the murder of Özgecan Aslan, February 2015

The conclusion of Senem Cevik's thoughts on Turkish nation branding.

Hassan Saad, 13, who fled Idlib in Syria, flashes a victory sign while walking outside the refugees camp near the Turkish-Syrian border in the southeastern city of Yayladagi

Turkey wants to be known as a humanitarian nation, but do its actions match up?


On the implications of the Turkish Prime Minister's recent statement.