Book Review

Comparing the 1760’s Ottoman Empire to today’s Turkey

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The Turks, who first formed a community in Central Asia and then spread to wide geography from Eastern Europe to China, naturally interacted with many nations and civilizations.

Especially after it settled in lands such as Anatolia where many nations and religions coexist, it became a neighbor with Western civilization…

Nosce te Ipsum, written at the entrance of the temple of Apollo in Delphi may be one of them.

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The process of getting to know thyself is a laborious, long and continuous process. You believe that you see the light at the end of the tunnel, but you also enjoy the journey in the tunnel.

When Arthur Ashe said: Success is a journey, not a destination. The doing is…

Elisabeth Noelle-Neumann’s spiral of silence theory explains a lot.

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When was the last time you expressed your thoughts with the comfort of knowing that you would not be judged?

Let’s go further… Have you ever been able to express your opinions in a social environment without worrying about being judged while someone is constantly talking without hesitation?

Or have…

The deadly political struggle of Queen Victoria’s troublemakers William Gladstone and Benjamin Disraeli

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“They really really detested each other, they totally disapproved of each other’s way of thinking about politics and they were intense rivals in every way!”

“They hated each other, it was a brown rare relationship, Gladstone thought Disraeli was a charlatan and Disraeli thought Gladstone was mad.”

BBritish historians had…

Considering that there was hemophilia in the royal family, the Sultan must have made a very good decision.

Queen Victoria investing the Ottoman Sultan Abdulaziz with the Order of the Garter in 1867 (Source: Wikimedia Commons)

RRoyal marriages were very common among dynasties throughout the history of the monarchy. The fact that the Habsburg Dynasty ruled over wide geographies through marriages for a long time in Europe attracted the attention of all history lovers. Although not as frequent as in the Christian world, there were marriages…

Cynicism: The first anarchic theory of history and the story of Diogenes, whom Plato called “the Socrates gone mad”

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A person’s thoughts are determined by the conditions of his/her life. According to this, real freedom becomes possible only when the conditions of life have changed”.

This is how Antisthenes, a student of Socrates and the founder of the Cynic school, gave the perfect and true formula of freedom some…

Immanuel Kant’s correspondence with the woman who wanted to commit suicide out of her love

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When Sophocles defined love, he said: “One word frees us of all the weight and pain of life: That word is love." Undoubtedly, love is such a magical word that the most virtuous feeling or is the most sinful for some, that connects us to life and allows us to…

Emre Gürbüz

Political Science | International Studies | History

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