Changing Nature of International Terrorism and the Use of Social Media by Terrorist Organizations: The Cases of DAESH and YPG in Syria Cover Image

Uluslararası Terörizmin Değişen Yapısı ve Terör Örgütlerinin Sosyal Medyayı Kullanması: Suriye’de DAEŞ ve YPG Örneği
Changing Nature of International Terrorism and the Use of Social Media by Terrorist Organizations: The Cases of DAESH and YPG in Syria

Author(s): Atahan Birol KARTAL
Subject(s): Politics / Political Sciences, Security and defense, Globalization
Published by: Atatürk Stratejik Araştırmalar Enstitüsü
Keywords: International Terrorism; Social Media; Globalization; Terror Organization; Security;

Summary/Abstract: Security and terrorism are very old concepts. People take precautions against terrorism, which aims to draw attention through spreading fear and disturbance among large masses. Therefore, military precautions have been taken against terrorist activities. Nations have adopted cooperative ways to eliminate terrorism and secure minimum damage for societies. It is observed that governments have also used terrorist elements, which were under control during Cold War. When Cold War was over, they became uncontrollable and stronger. In addition to conventional methods, terrorist groups began to benefit from technology, which made their actions more visible, tangible, and notable. They also began to use media more. Naturally, authorities have also begun to employ advanced technology actively during the war against terrorism. Security authorities also use media actively. It has been acknowledged that effective use of technology during the war against terrorism, without limiting civil rights and liberties, would be effective against terrorism. This article analyses the changing face of terrorism and its internationalization. The article also discusses increasing effects of terrorism as terrorist organizations actively use social media.

  • Issue Year: 14/2018
  • Issue No: 27
  • Page Range: 39-77
  • Page Count: 39
  • Language: Turkish