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Pinar Tank

Pinar Tank is a senior researcher at the Peace Research Institute Oslo. Her recent research focuses on Turkish foreign policy within an emerging powers framework, examining the impact of middle powers on the humanitarian and peacebuilding agendas, as well as the construction of states’ identities as a result of this engagement. She received her MPhil from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland and her doctorate from the University of Oslo.

Research areas:  Emerging powers

Publications

Turkey as a humanitarian actor: the critical cases of Somalia and Syria
Bruno Geiger Airplane Pictures and Collection_Turlish_Airlines_Cargo_A310_TC_JCT_Turkish_Aid_for_Somalia_with CC licence from flickr http://www.flickr.com/photos/brunogeiger/15778565858/in/photolist-q3igUW-drEa65-87Lrqn-87Lrjr-5Xut5m-5fkBBc-mjKr4C-d4We3s-mjHmTD-87LrBk-87PELj-mjGXhZ-pbmF76-mjHfNw-5fkBBD-7m4WfK-87PCa9-7iM1qC-87PBZC-87Lrfk-jC9ekK-87LsdM-8xndQ7-mjGWUW-87YoBm-pQfayr-8Gk8sE-87PDHA-87Lsi8-pbmF1K-pbmF5n-pbmF5x-pbmF2M-2fcxtD-dgTpAp-d4vDzu-87Ls4c-87Lsa6-87Lqix-87PDTL-87PCxJ-86M4Fv-87PCRG-d3yktC-87PCG7-d7qkxE-dtDKPA-mjKo6J-mjEXKM-eaexcz Pinar Tank 17 March 2015
This report examines the dynamics behind the Turkey's commitments as a humanitarian actor and compares the two critical cases of Somalia and Syria, observing them as proactive versus reactive instances of humanitarian policy. more  
Turkey’s new humanitarian approach in Somalia
Turkish Prime Minister Makes Official Visit to Somalia by United Nations Photo with cc license from Flickr Pinar Tank 20 December 2013
Under the Justice and Development Party (AKP), Turkey has become a prominent humanitarian power, contributing more than $1 billion in aid in 2012. This makes it the fourth-largest government donor. more  
The concept of “rising powers”
Dilma reuniao brics by Blog de Panalto Pinar Tank 29 June 2012
Rising powers are changing the dynamics of power in the international system. But what are their common traits and how do their approaches to global governance differ? What challenges do they present for established powers? more  
Turkey as an international mediator: opportunities and pitfalls
Turkey flag by Opendemocracy in Flickr Pinar Tank 13 July 2011
Since the Helsinki Summit of the European Union (EU) Council granted Turkey ‘candidate country’ status in 1999 and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the elections in 2002, Turkey has undergone significant shifts in both its domestic and foreign policies. While in its first period in power the AKP’s focus was on drawing Turkey... more  

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