Course Name Code Semester T+U Hours Credit ECTS
Political Development In Turkish World ULI 363 5 3 + 0 3 5
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Recommended Optional Courses
Course Language Turkish
Course Level Bachelor's Degree
Course Type Optional
Course Coordinator Arş.Gör. AYLA AKDOĞAN
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Course Objective This course seeks to analyze political deveolopments in Central Asia starting from the foundation of the Soviet Union. The course will explore political relations between Russia and the Central Asian states, the policies of the Russian Federation, the USA, the EU, Turkey and China toward the region.
Course Content This course will study the ethnic, demographic and political features of the Caucasus and Central Asia. A particular attention will be paid to disputed issues that stem from historical, cultural and ethnic reasons, as well as the interventions of the global powers. Within this context, Turkey´s policies toward the region are closely analyzed.
# Course Learning Outcomes Teaching Methods Assessment Methods
1 To acquaint students with the political structures of Kazakstan, Kyrgyz Republic, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uiguristan, Azerbaijan and Bashkortostan. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
2 To facilitate students´ understanding of contemporary developments, and introduce them to the developments in the Soviet era. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
3 To deepen students´ comprehension of the relations between Turkey and the countries in the region, through an investigation of the success and failure of cooperation projects. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
4 To improve students´ understanding of the relations of the Central Asian states with regional and global powers. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
5 To help students analyze economical, technological, cultural and diplomatical developments in those countries. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Testing, Homework,
6 To help students critically evaluate the results of the past efforts for regional cooperation. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Homework, Performance Task,
7 To familiarize students with the geopolitical position of the Turkestan which is one of the most ethnically heterogeneous regions of the world. Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Homework,
8 To urge students to discuss alternative conflict resolution mechanism that may be applicable to ongoing disputes in the Turkestan, Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Oral Exam, Performance Task,
9 To develop students´ interest in initiatives for establishing international organizations to maintain political stability and security in the region which serves as the transit route for energy and raw materials from the Caspian basin and Central Asia. Lecture, Discussion, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
10 To alert students to the implications for Turkey of interest conflicts among the Russian Federation, Iran, China, the USA and the EU. Lecture, Performance Task,
11 To develop students interest in exploring Turkey´s potential for collaborating with regional countries and navigating through disputes among major powers. Lecture, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
12 To develop students´ skills for discussing the prospects of the institutionalization of the relations among regional countries. Lecture, Performance Task,
13 To acquaint students with the political structures of Turkestan Lecture, Question-Answer, Discussion, Oral Exam,
14 To facilitate students´ understanding of contemporary developments, and introduce them to the developments in the Soviet era. Discussion, Homework, Performance Task,
15 9) To deepen students´ comprehension of the relations between Turkey and the countries in the region, through an investigation of the success and failure of cooperation projects. Lecture, Question-Answer, Testing, Oral Exam, Homework, Performance Task,
Week Course Topics Preliminary Preparation
1 Historical and geographical characteristics of Turkestan (The process of independence) and Russian´s Policy in the region
2 The Geopolitical Prominence of Turkestan before the USSR and Russian´s Policy
3 The collapse of the Tsarist regime
4 Turkestan´s (Central Asian and Caucasian Countries) Foreign Policy
5 Energy Power Lines and Pipelines
6 Overview of Regional Ethnic Conflict
7 Azerbaijan ´s Foreign Policy and nationalization , Nationalism and Democratization Process
8 Kyrgyz Interior and Foreign Policy
9 Midterm exam
10 Political developments and the East Turkestan Question, China´s Central Asian policy and China - Russia relations in Uzbekistan East Turkestan
11 International expansion and political developments in Kazakhstan
12 Crimea problem of Ukraine, Russia and Turkey´s Policy
13 Central Asia and the Caucasus policy of Turkey
14 Balkan Turks ( Kosovo, Macedonia , Western Thrace Turks in Bulgaria ) and Relations with global and regional organizations
Resources
Course Notes Giray Saynur Derman, The Struggle for Power in Central Asia and the Caucasus: Geopolitics and the Great Game After the Cold War/International Library of Central Asian Studies,I. B. Tauris & Company, Limited, 2015,<br>Giray Saynur Derman,Blue Black Sea: New Dimensions of History, Security, Strategy, Energy and Economy,Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Jan 2013.<br><br>Giray Saynur Derman, Ukrainian Foreign Policy and the Internal Determinants, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing ( 05.03.2015 )<br>GÖMEÇ, Saadettin; Türk Cumhuriyetleri ve Toplulukları Tarihi, Akçağ Yayınları, 2. Baskı, Ankara, 2003.ÖZDAĞ, Muzaffer; Türk Dünyası ve Doğu Türkistan Jeopolitiği Üzerine, Doğu Türkistan Vakfı Yayınları, İstanbul, 2000.Aktaş H., "Dağlık Karabağ Sorunu", Türk Dünyası Araştırmaları Vakfı Yayınları, İSTANBUL, 2001<br>Aktaş H., "Sinkiang (Doğu Türkistan): Çin Orta Asya’Sında Etnik Ayrımcılık Ve Kontrol", Türk Dünyası Araştırmaları Vakfı Yayınları, İSTANBUL, 2001<br>ÖZDAĞ, Ümit; ;Türkiye;nin Türk Dünyası Politikasının Teorik Çerçevesi;, Asya Avrupa/Uluslararası İlişkiler ve Stratejik Araştırmalar Dergisi, S. 1, Ankara, Aralık 2004, ss. 22-30. SOMUNCUOĞLU, Anar; ;Yeni Gelişmeler Işığında Orta Asya Güvenliği;, Türk Yurdu, C. 25, S. 216, Ankara, Ağustos 2005, ss. 10-13.
Course Resources Emine Gürsoy Naskali, Stalin ve Türk Dünyası, Kaknüs Yayıncılık, 2003
Hayati Aktaş, "İnsan Hakları Açısından Çin’In Doğu Türkistan Politikası Ve Türkiye-Çin İlişkileri", Derya Yayınevi, TRABZON, 2001
DOÇ: DR: GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "AVRUPA BİRLİĞİ - ORTA ASYA ÜLKELERİ İLE İLİŞKİLER VE AVRUPA BİRLİĞİ’NİN BÖLGEYE YÖNELİK STRATEJİSİ RELATIONS OF EU - CENTRAL ASIAN COUNTRIES AND THE STRATEGY OF EU TOWARDS THE REGION " - Turan-SAM Center For Strategic Resources Uluslararası Bilimsel Hakemli Dergi - Vol.- pp. 3-19 - ISSN : 1308-8041, - DOI : - - 2014
GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "The Struggle For Power in the Changing Geopolitics of Central Asia" - Civil Academy Journal of Social Sciences - Vol.- pp. 71-84 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2014
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN –“-ŞANGHAY İŞBİRLİĞİ ÖRGÜTÜ’NÜN BÖLGESEL EKONOMİK BÜTÜNLEŞMEYİ GERÇEKLEŞTİREMEMESİNİN NEDENLERİ ve ÇÖZÜME YÖNELİK YÖNTEMLERİN ANALİZİ/THE CAUSES OF SHANGHAI COOPERATION ORGANIZATION’S INABILITY TO REALIZE REGIONAL ECONOMICAL INTEGRATION AND
ANALYSIS OF THE METHODS INTENDED FOR THE SOLUTION TURAN-SAM Uluslararası Bilimsel Hakemli Dergisi; ISSN: 1308-8041, e-ISSN: 1309-4033; Cilt: 6/YAZ, Sayı: 23 TURAN-CSR International Scientific Peer-Reviewed Journal; ISSN: 1308-8041, e-ISSN: 1309-4033; Volume: 6/SUMMER, Issue: 23 ,ss.1-12.
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - - "Gürcistan’daki Etnik Çatışmalar Karşısında Türkiye ve Rusya’nın Tutumu" - Karadeniz Araştırmaları /Journal of Black Sea Studies - Vol.19- pp. 1-30 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2014,
GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "Authoritarian Politics in Uzbekistan" - Turan-SAM Center For Strategic Resources Uluslararası Bilimsel Hakemli Dergi - Vol.1308-8041- pp. 3-24 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2014
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "Küresel ve Bölgesel Güçler Ekseninde Doğu Türkistan Sorunu" - Civil Academy Journal of Social Sciences - Vol.- pp. 39-90 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2011
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - "Security Policy of Turkey and Russia in the Black Sea Basin" - Karadeniz Araştırmaları /Journal of Black Sea Studies - Vol.- pp. 1-13 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2011
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - - "“Geçmişten Günümüze Romanya’da Türk Varlığı/ Turkish Presence in Rumania from Past up to Today“Geçmişten Günümüze Romanya’da Türk Varlığı/ Turkish Presence in Rumania from Past up to Today" - Hikmet, Journal of Scientific Research - Vol.11- pp. 7-41 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2008
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - - - - "“Gürcistan, Ukrayna ve Kırgızistan’da Kadife Devrimler”" - Karadeniz Araştırmaları /Journal of Black Sea Studies - Vol.9- pp. 151-167 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2006
GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "Enerji Nakil Hatları ve Türkiye-Rusya İlişkileri”," - Stratejik Araştırmalar Dergisi - Vol.7- pp. 21-45 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2006
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - ; - "Avrupa Birliği-Rusya Federasyonu Enerji İlişkileri ve Türkiye´ye Yansımaları (The European Union-The Russian Federation Energy Relations and Reflectionas on Turkey " - Civil Academy - Vol.11- pp. 43-68 - ISSN : 1304-9119 - DOI : - - 2013
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "“Turuncu Devrim Sonrası Ukrayna ve Kırım”," - Kırım - Vol.- pp. 15-27 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2006
GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "Gümrük Birliği Bağlamında Türkiye ve Avrupa Birliği İlişkisi" - Civil Academy - Vol.6- pp. 9-11 - ISSN : - DOI : - - 2006
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - - "“Tarihsel Süreçte Kosova Sorunu ve Türkiye’nin Yaklaşımı”" - 2. Uluslararası Balkanlarda Sosyal Bilimler Kongresi Bildiriler Kitabı, Balkanlardan 21. Yüzyılı Okumak: Geçmişin İzinden Geleceğe, Sakarya Üniv.-Priştine Üniv.-Bozok Üniv.-Türk Bilim Vakfı, - - 2010 – Kosova
GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "“Yugoslavya’nın Dağılmasından Sonra Eski Yugoslavya Coğrafyasında Yaşayan Türklerin Durumu"" - 5. Türk Dünyası Uluslararası Sosyal Bilimler Kongresi, Türk Dünyasının Geleceği, - - 2007 – Kırgızistan
GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "Kafkasya Bölgesi’nin Etnik Çatışmalar Açısından İncelenmesi "," - 10. Türk Dünyası Sosyal Bilimler Kongresi - - 2012 - Kırım
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - "”11 Eylül Sonrası Büyük Devletlerin Karadeniz’de Etkinlik Çabaları ve Yeni Güç Dengeleri”," - Siyaset Ekonomi ve Toplum Üzerine 3. Uluslararası Mavi Karadeniz Kongresi: Uyuşmazlık Çözümü, İşbirliği ve Demokratikleşme, Sakarya Üniv. - - 2012 – Sakarya
GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "“Rivaling Powers in the Changing Geopolitics of Central Asia.“" - The German Oriental Society (Deutsche Morgenländische Gesellschaft, DMG) Albert-Ludwigs -Universität Freiburg/ tarafından düzenlenen / 30th German Congress of Oriental Studies (Deutscher Orientalistentag) - - 2007 – Almanya
GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN; - "“Turkey’s Security Policy”," - , Ipra Global Conference ‘Towards Sustainable Peace And Development’ UNIVERSITY OF LEUVEN - - 2008 - Belçika
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - -- "“Turkey’s Role in The Foreign And Security Policy Of The EU”," - Sydney Üniversitesi, International Peace Research Association /IPRA, Internal Conflicts/ Conflict Resolution and Peace Building/ Eastern Europe/ Art and Peace/ Security and Disarmament, - - 2014 - Avustralya
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - - - - - - "“A New Chapter in Turkey”s Policies in the Middle East”" - Manchester University, BRISMES (Brismes Society for Middle Eastern Studies - - 2009 - İngiltere
Doç.Dr. GİRAY SAYNUR DERMAN - - - " “Turkey´s Political Relations with Turkic Republics (in Transcaucasia and Central Asia) in CIS countries”," - Warsaw East European Conference- International Conference, WARSAW UNIVERSITY, - - 2006 - Polonya
“Kırım Tatarları ve Jenosit”, Kırım Dergisi, Sayı:50, Ocak-Şubat-Mart 2005,s.4-9.
D2. –“Enerji Nakil Hatları ve Türkiye-Rusya İlişkileri”, Stratejik Araştırmalar Dergisi,
Sayı: 7, Şubat 2006, s.21-45. Giray Saynur Derman. –“Turuncu Devrim Sonrası Ukrayna ve Kırım”, Kırım Dergisi, Sayı;54, Ocak-Şubat Mart 2006, s.15-27.Giray Saynur Derman. “Gürcistan, Ukrayna ve Kırgızistan’da Kadife Devrimler”, Özel Dosya, Karadeniz Araştırmaları Balkan, Kafkas, Doğu Avrupa ve Anadolu İncelemeleri Dergisi/ Journal of Black Sea Studies,, Sayı:9, Güz 2006, s151-167. (MLA International tarafından indeklenmektedir)
Order Program Outcomes Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 To research the functions, basic concepts and features of the international system; to learn the basic knowledge about the sub-topics of the international relations discipline.
2 Analyzing the developments in the political history of the world within the context of the cause-effect relations.
3 To improve the foreign language skills.
4 To analyze the Turkey´s foreign policy comprehensively in the cause-effect relations.
5 To analyze the theoretical approaches to the foreign policy analysis and the functions of the decision-making process.
6 To learn theoretical and methodological thinking and to observe the events from this framework
7 To analyze the social developments and conditions comparatively
8 To learn the basic principles and the issues of international law
9 To examine the theories of International Relations and to learn looking at international developments within the theoretical framework
10 To analyze the Turkey´s political life historically and chronologically
11 To learn the functions and the basic principles of domestic law
12 To analyze the establishment, structure and functions of international and regional organizations and their impact on the World politics
13 To analyze the reasons and solution models of the intra-state conflicts through examples
14 To research the issues of international security and the theoretical approaches relating to this field
15 To examine the events, occurring in the international system, within the theoretical perspective comparatively
16 To improve the analytical thinking skills about the international events
17 To learn the basic concepts and theories of Economics, Sociology, Political Science and other disciplines
18 To research the ideas of philosophers/thinkers who built the philosophical foundations of political science and to examine the contribution of these philosophical ideas to the disciplines of Political Science and International Relations
19 To gain basic computer skills
20 To gain the ability of planning, performing and composing of the scientific study individually
Evaluation System
Semester Studies Contribution Rate
1. Ara Sınav 45
1. Kısa Sınav 10
2. Kısa Sınav 10
1. Performans Görevi (Seminer) 35
Total 100
1. Yıl İçinin Başarıya 60
1. Final 40
Total 100
ECTS - Workload Activity Quantity Time (Hours) Total Workload (Hours)
Course Duration (Including the exam week: 16x Total course hours) 16 3 48
Hours for off-the-classroom study (Pre-study, practice) 16 1 16
Mid-terms 1 12 12
Quiz 2 10 20
Assignment 1 8 8
Performance Task (Seminar) 1 8 8
Final examination 1 15 15
Total Workload 127
Total Workload / 25 (Hours) 5.08
dersAKTSKredisi 5