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A Global Perspective on Turkish affairs

The core mission of the Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) is to contribute to a broad and well informed understanding of Turkey and Turkish affairs in academia, civil society, government, and the private sector in Europe as well as the rest of the world.


  • Paul Levin co-publishes chapter in Chinese mega-cities book 2014-11-20 The chapter, entitled (Failed) mega-events and city transformation: the green vision of the 2004 Olympic village in Stockholm, focuses on the unfolding of events surrounding the failed bid for Stockholm to host the 2004 Olympics, resulting in what is widely considered to be an internationally recognised model of sustainable urban planning.
  • SUITS event in Turkey explores Hi-tech Entrepreneurship 2014-11-20 Stockholm University Institute for Turkish Studies (SUITS) recently organised a public event on the theme of hi-tech entrepreneurship, together with the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV). The event, which took place in Istanbul attracted around 40 people engaged with innovation and entrepreneurship from within the business community and academia.
  • A Close Look to EU’s 2014 Progress Report for Turkey: Another Winter Coming for EU-Turkey Relations? Diğdem Soyaltın looks at the 2014 EU Progress Turkey Report 2014-10-22 The current President Erdoğan has previously declared 2014 to be the "Year of the European Union". However, according to SUITS post doctoral researcher Diğdem Soyaltın the 2014 EU report raises serious concerns with regard to fundamental freedoms and rule of law in Turkey.

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