Political science publications about Turkey
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In this study, we conducted a bibliometric analysis of Thomson Reuters' Web of Knowledge (WoK): Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Arts & Humanities Citation Index (A&HCI), and Journal Citation Reports (JCR) focusing on political science publications about Turkey from 1900 to 2016. We found a total of 1280 publications: articles (65.20%) and book reviews (26.33%). Most of the publications were single-authored, were written in English (88.2%) followed by German (9.61%), were cited four times, and gave references to 27 publications on average. The words that frequently appeared in the 2000-2010 period (e.g., Cypriot, Greek, consolidation, military, armed, Islam) were related to important aspects of Turkish politics, particularly to Turkey-EU relations. Moreover, the words that frequently appeared in the 2011-2016 period (e.g., shift, Islamic, religious, party, hegemonic, AKP, CHP) were mostly related to Turkey's domestic politics and the rule of the governing party, AKP. Based on these findings, we predict that the number of political science publications about Turkey and their impact will continue increasing in the next decade.