Academic Assessments

A Year in the Shadow of Crises

Mehmet Emin Birpınar
Prof. Dr., Environment, Urbanism, and Climate Change Deputy Minister Chief Climate Change Negotiator

As humanity, we have left another challenging year behind us. The COVID-19 pandemic, which started at the end of 2019 and is still ongoing, along with the tension between Russia and Ukraine, has resulted in our world facing disruptions in the food and energy supply chain while also experiencing economic stagnation that has affected many…

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Disasters in the World and Türkiye in 2022

Aslı Akay
Prof. Dr. Ankara Social Sciences University, Department of Political Science and Public Administration

In 2022, the war in Russia and Ukraine, which is becoming increasingly destructive and the COVID-19 pandemic, which has affected almost every country globally, have left a significant mark in history. Today, the increasing meteorological disasters due to climate change and the systemic effects of the COVID-19 pandemic indicate a new reality. The COVID-19 pandemic…

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Current Developments and Future Outlook in the Field of Climate Change in Türkiye

Çiğdem Tuğaç
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Department of Political Science and Public Administration, Ankara Hacı Bayram Veli University

Climate change has various effects in different regions of the world. The Mediterranean Basin, including Türkiye, is one of the regions where the negative impacts of climate change are most pronounced. It is projected that the average temperature in the basin will increase by 2.5 degrees celcius-4 degrees celcius by the year 2100, and the…

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Welfare and Social Services in Türkiye at the End of 2022

Tarık Tuncay
Prof. Dr., Hacettepe University Department of Social Work

The three main components of the welfare state architecture are: (i) a comprehensive social insurance system, (ii) social services targeting individuals and families in vulnerable conditions, and (iii) an accessible and diverse social assistance system for those in need. In societies where these components are effectively and balanced structure, both the social welfare level and…

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International Humanitarian Aid in 2022: Deepening Crisis, New Roles, and ‘Localization’

Şerif Onur Bahçecik
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Middle East Technical University, Political Science and International Relations Department

In 2022, the world and our region faced new crisis while hoping to heal their wounds from the COVID-19 pandemic by reducing its speed and severity and trying to compensate for the losses incurred in the past period through the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals. Droughts, floods, ongoing or emerging conflicts, and hunger affected many countries…

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Türkiye’s Humanitarian Diplomacy Activities in 2022

Orhan Battır
Karamanoğlu Mehmetbey University, Political Science and International Relations Department

When viewed from the broadest perspective, humanitarian diplomacy correspondents to the efforts made at the international level to produce solutions that prioritize human beings and address issues related to human security. In other words, all processes aimed at persuading decision-makers and actors in the field to use tools that focus on humans and towards finding…

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International Migration in 2022 and its Reflection on Türkiye

Şebnem Köşer Akçapar
Prof. Dr., Social Sciences University of Ankara, Department of Sociology Center for Global Migration Studies and Applications

As of 2022, Türkiye is the country that hosts the largest number of refugees worldwide, including nearly 3.5 million Syrians under temporary protection and over 400,000 refugees of various nationalities under international protection. By the end of 2022, the top three nationalities granted international protection in our country are Afghanistan with 19,400, Ukraine with 7,131,…

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Grain Corridor and its Importance

İlkay Dellal
Professor, Ankara University, Faculty of Agriculture, Department of Agricultural Economics

The Russia-Ukraine War, which began with Russia’s invasion of Ukraine in February 2022, has created significant impacts in many areas, especially in food and energy. It has resulted in unprecedented economic, social, and political changes worldwide. Particularly, the grain crisis and the ‘Blacck Sea Grain Initiative Agreement,’ also known as the ‘Grain Corridor Agreement,’ have…

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Türkiye in 2022 from the Perspective of Public Health

Feyza Kutay Yılmaz
Research Assistant, Dr., Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health
Esmehan Ayşit
Research Assistant, Dr., Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health
Mustafa Çakır
Dr., Faculty Member, Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health
Hatice İkiışık
Assoc. Prof. Dr., Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health
Işıl Maral
Prof. Dr., Istanbul Medeniyet University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Public Health

2022, like in the rest of the world, has been a year that contained many significant events affecting public health in our country as well. The COVID-19 pandemic, which started in 2019, is still ongoing worldwide and in our country. The measures taken during the pandemic, efforts in testing and vaccination, have yielded results, and…

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Emerging New Forms: Realities Recognized with the Pandemic

Necdet Subaşı
Ministry of National Education, Advisor to Minister

The global COVID-19 outbreak has rapidly started to change the familiar rhythm of everyday life. We are not struggling to adapt to new ways of living, patterns, and forms. Severe pressures are constantly shaping the normal flow of human relationships. The announcement made by the World Health Organization on March 11, 2020, signaled the collective…

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