Dear Journal of Gazi Academic View Readers,
We are happy to welcome you with the 27th issue of our Journal. We are
proud to have delivered you hundreds of original and qualified works for the
last 14 years. We would like to thank everyone who contributed to the creation
of this issue of the journal which is prepared by adhering the social distance
rules under the ‘new normal’ of the pandemic. In recent years, the issues of our
journal are concentrated merely on articles written in the fields of history and
international relations. This issue contains 15 articles and 1 book review. 7 of
these articles are in the field of international relations and 8 are in the field
of history. The articles are scrupulously reviewed by our precious referees and
approved by the final decision of our editorial board after the completion of
the blind review processes.
In his research article Koray Toptaş (PhD) discussed the Cimmerians,
a nomadic people, based on the Assyrian resources. In their article Prof. Dr.
Tayyar Arı and Omar Munassar sought to contribute to regional power literature by integrating role theory with status-seeking theory and examining
the interactions between them. To this extend Arı and Munassar argued that
Turkey has actively been seeking a regional power status in the Middle East
through the articulation of regional roles based on historical legacy and liberal experience. In their foreign policy analysis article Rıdvan Kalaycı (PhD)
and Ünal Tüysüz argued that Justice and Development Party of Turkey reinterpreted the basic paradigms of the Kemalist political culture prior to the
Arab Spring and shaped its foreign policy on these dynamics but experienced
a shift towards the traditional line with the Arab Spring. Associate Prof. Dr.
Ali Servet Öncü in his article discussed the observations of Ali Rıza Türel, a
parliament member of the Republican Peoples Party, on the Conference on
European Economic Cooperation which took place in Paris in 1947. In their
paper, Prof. Dr. Nejla Günay and Güzin Çaykıran (PhD) discussed the reasons
and the results of the forced migration of Armenians during World War I by the
Russians from the occupied territories of Malazgirt, Adilcevaz and Karaköse
to the Caucasus. Vasilieos Migkos and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Murat Önsoy in their
reseach article argued that the Macro Regional Strategy called the EU Strategy for Adriatic and Ionian Region, could serve as a more realistic integration
tool in the Western Balkans and an alternative for EU membership. Prof. Dr.
Haluk Selvi and Uğur Topçu in their study discussed the opinions of the Protestant Missionaries on the Islamic Reform Movements in India at the BeginEditorial
ning of the 20th Century. Halim Kılıç in his work discussed how the Council of
State(Şura-yı Devlet) served as a regulatory organ of the Ottoman state that
supervised the implementation of the Tanzimat Reforms. Ümran Karadeniz
(PhD) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alpay Bizbirlik discussed the Don Cossacks’ capture
of Azov and the struggles between the Ottoman soldiers and the Don Cossacks
during the the Don Cossacks’ domination. Osman Şen (PhD) and Mehmet
Şahin (PhD) in their article discussed why and how the leading military power
of the world, the United States, pushed back from the table in the Syrian Civil
War, conversely, how and why the declining power of the World Russia became the sole actor in Syria. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Barış Metin and Nimet Sert in
their study investigated the town of Salihli and its struggle against occupation
forces during the Turkish War of Liberation. Prof. Dr. Hikmet Öksüz and Assoc.
Prof. Dr. Badegül Can Emir in their study examined the causes and aims of the
“Great Purge” during the Soviet Era, as well as the driving forces that triggered
this event, and considers how the “Great Purge”, carried out deliberately and
decisively by the government as a planned act, extended to Kyrgyzstan and
fostered the political massacre in Chong-Tash. Meral Kuzgun (PhD) in her article discussed the accession of the Democrat Party to power by looking at the
economic, political and religious. Kuzgun also discussed the improvement of
the Turkish – American relations due to the Soviet threat and reflections of
this developments in the United States media. In his International Relations
article, Neşe Kemiksiz (PhD) discussed the Red Sea from the perspectives of
regional problems, power struggle and terrorism. Finally, Burak Güneş (PhD)
reviewed Brian Z. Tamanaha’s book for this volume of our journal.
Dear Journal of Gazi Academic View readers, we hope that you will read
the articles in our 27th issue with great interest. We would like to thank the
authors, the reviewers, the editorial board and the for their contribution to this
issue. We hope to meet you in our next issue (June 2021)…


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