WiP: Melik Alkan: “Turkey and Georgia Diplomatic Dialogue: A Corpus Analysis”

CRRC, ARISC and American Councils are pleased to announce the 2nd talk of the Spring 2024 Tbilisi Works-in-Progress series!
The talk will take place in hybrid format in-person at CRRC Georgia and online through Zoom: 


Turkey and Georgia Diplomatic Dialogue: A Corpus Analysis

Abdulmelik AlkanUniversity of Georgia
Wednesday, January 17, 2024, at 18:30 Tbilisi time

1 Liziko Kavtaradze Str. (Former 5 Ilia Chavchavadze Ave.) Entrance III-IV, First Floor, 0179 Tbilisi, Georgia
Turkey and Georgia are two neighboring countries in a volatile region. Both enjoy long-enduring partnerships and diplomatic relationships. Both have been describing one another with different names and terms according to their foreign policy preferences. This research focuses on the content analysis of diplomatic vocabulary over the past 20 years. In order to understand the discursive intentions of both countries toward each other, 150 news are filtered from civil ge, as the only primary source and applied to corpus analysis. 
Melik Alkan is from Turkey, in the city of Van. He graduated from Lindenwood University in Saint Louis. Mr. Alkan completed his MA in international relations with honors from International Black Sea University, Tbilisi. He is currently working on his PhD at the University of Georgia, Tbilisi. He is currently teaching at the Webster University, Georgia Campus.

Works-in-Progress is an ongoing academic discussion series based in Tbilisi, Georgia, that takes place office of CRRC at Liziko Kavtaradze St. 1 and online. It is co-organized by the Caucasus Research Resource Centers (CRRC), the American Councils for International Education: ACTR/ACCELS, and the American Research Institute of the South Caucasus (ARISC). All of the talks are free and open to the public.

In observation of the spirit of the Chatham House Rule, the talks will not be recorded, and we courteously request that the other participants refrain from recording and/or distributing recordings as well. The opinions expressed in WiP talks are those of the speakers alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views of CRRC, ARISC or of American Councils.