Venezuela is a country located in the north of South America and has a population of 28 million people. Unfortunately, the economic and political crisis in the country, especially since 2015, makes Venezuela one of the most sending countries after Syria, which has been destroyed by the civil war. For the last few years, one of every 5 people has been leaving the country, and the rest of the population is struggling with the country’s problems. Immigration from the country is mostly concentrated in other South American countries, but Venezuelans are actually located all over the world. Colombia, which has a common border with Venezuela, hosts almost 2 million Venezuelan immigrants.
AN ATTEMPT TO DEMOCRATIZATION: THE PRAGUE SPRING
The year 1968 is one of the important years that have left their mark on history. Student movements that took place almost all over the world at that time were only one of the reasons that made this period important. For example, ‘The 68 Generation’ in Turkey and ‘May 68 Events’ in France are some of them. The important event which will be discussed in this research article is the “Prague Spring”, which took place in 1968, in Czechoslovakia, where the understanding of “friendly socialism” was tried to be adopted.
THE PLACE OF THE END OF THE ONE-PARTY PERIOD IN TURKISH DEMOCRACY
The DP could not confront the anti-democracy that it promised to be against during its rule, and experienced the gravity of holding power. For example, DP criticized the wrong and unfair proportional electoral system in Turkish democracy, but they did not change it. Because they could not afford not to use the advantage, when the majority was with themselves and they preferred the electoral system, which was on behalf of them, against democracy. In other words, while the DP had a great chance to change and democratize Turkey, they could not take advantage of it. The Turkish soldiers who took part in the Korean War, and the implementation of a policy that sided with the United States, and even in the coup d’etat, the emphasis on allegiance to NATO, has pushed Turkish politics to a great fear and reaction against the left. There was almost an allergy against communism and socialism in the society, and it was tried to be brought into the subconscious of the whole nation that these thoughts could not be accepted. This great reaction against the left caused both the left and the right to become more polarized and radicalized; therefore, Turkish politics has turned into a system which is coming close to fascism.
COLONIZATION EFFORTS OF GREAT POWERS IN AFRICA
The colonization efforts of great powers generally aimed at economic gains, benefiting from the resources and the labor force of Africa. European powers embarked on this mission as if they were going to provide Africans with education and contribute to civilization, rather than colonizing the land. The reality was far more different than what they […]
STAGGERING DECLINE IN THE VALUE OF THE TURKISH LIRA
Ever can’t help thinking about why the Turkish Lira doesn’t appear to stretch as far as it is used to? The explanation is quite simple: It’s less valuable. In summing up the situation, Mahfi Eğilmez’s, a well-known Turkish economist who graduated from Ankara University, tweet is striking. He states that the Turkish lira has depreciated […]
THE COUNTRY RISK ANALYSIS
Country risk analysis is not a novel phenomenon in the finance literature, instead, it has a deep-rooted historical background. Owing to the fact that it facilitates multinational firms, seeking new opportunities abroad, to identify and assess the business environment in which they are to perform, the significance of the country risk analysis ought to be […]
A BRIEF INTRODUCTION TO THE HISTORY OF ECONOMIC POLICY
Economics as a science dates back to the 1700s, and the market economy as we know it today also came into existence after the Industrial Revolution as well. Of course, there has been economic activity prior to that date and it is possible to explain the nature of it by using the current tools of […]
ROLE OF TECHNOLOGY IN POLITICS
Introduction It is clear that our advancement in technology brings something new and unprecedented. Every new invention means a new choice that is offered to us and every new choice brings politics with it. So, politics is in every decision we make and every bit of our lives, starting from your birth certificate to your […]
GLOBAL EFFECTS OF COVID-19
COVID-19 has started to spread all over the world when it existed in China at the beginning of 2020. Therefore, there are economic and educational effects of the spread of COVID-19 in terms of countries.
RACISM AS A DISEASE
Racism has been implemented by people since work systems occurred. Basically, it can be defined as the hatred of one person by another. So, it has been a problem for long decades. Especially in the area of sport, racism is existing for more than the other alternatives. In football, basketball, the Olympics etc. players are exposing lots of bad words from their opposite supporters and also they are exposing favoritism. Racism can be done by considering age, gender, and race. Examples for people who suffered from racism are black people in sports activities, women in work life, poor people in society, and people who come from a low-statue culture in society.