Mehmet Kurt on Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, violence and the state

April 21, 2017

Queen Mary University fellow Mehmet Kurt on "Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism, Violence and the State" (Pluto Press).

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Kapka Kassabova on the borderlands of Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria

April 7, 2017

Kapka Kassabova discusses "Border: A Journey to the Edge of Europe" (Granta), on the troubled past and present of the border between Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria.

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Basharat Peer on Turkey, India and the rise of populism

March 24, 2017

New York Times journalist Basharat Peer on “A Question of Order: India, Turkey, and the Return of Strongmen,” exploring the parallels between Erdoğan’s Turkey and Modi’s India.

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Cuma Çiçek on the Kurds of Turkey: National, religious and economic identities

March 10, 2017

Cuma Çiçek joins to discuss his book "The Kurds of Turkey: National, Religious and Economic Identities” (IB Tauris).

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Ulaş Tol on Turkey’s Alevis

February 24, 2017

Ulaş Tol joins to discuss his report "Urban Alevism and Young Alevis’ Search for Identity," written for the PODEM think tank.

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Benjamin Fortna on Eşref Kuşçubaşı, late Ottoman insurgent and special agent

February 10, 2017

Benjamin Fortna discusses "The Circassian: A Life of Eşref Bey, Late Ottoman Insurgent and Special Agent" (Hurst) on the life of an Ottoman secret service operative who rebelled against the resistance forces during the war of independence.

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Hale Yılmaz on social transformation in republican Turkey

January 27, 2017

Hale Yılmaz discusses her book “Becoming Turkish: Nationalist Reforms and Cultural Negotiations in Early Republican Turkey, 1923-1945” (Syracuse) and social engineering in Turkey past and present.

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Simon Waldman and Emre Çalışkan on the ‘New Turkey’ and its discontents

January 13, 2017

Simon Waldman and Emre Çalışkan chat about their book "The New Turkey and its Discontents" (Hurst), a good primer on how Turkey got to where it is today.

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Cenk Özbay and Ayşecan Terzioğlu on the making of neoliberal Turkey

December 21, 2016

Editors Cenk Özbay and Ayşecan Terzioğlu join to discuss "The Making of Neoliberal Turkey," a collection of essays exploring the political, cultural, and social effects of economic policies implemented in Turkey since 1980.

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Roger Hardy on empire and its legacy in the Middle East

December 9, 2016

Roger Hardy’s joins to talk about “The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East” (Hurst).

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Kaya Genç on rage and revolution in modern Turkey

November 25, 2016

Kaya Genç returns to the podcast. This time he joins to discuss his new book "Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey," which profiles young Turks from across the political spectrum.

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Burcu Şentürk on the politics of urban poverty and migration in Turkey

November 11, 2016

Burcu Şentürk chats about her book “Urban Poverty in Turkey: Development and Modernisation in Low-Income Communities” (IB Tauris).

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George Junne on black eunuchs and slavery in the Ottoman Empire

October 28, 2016

George Junne discusses “The Black Eunuchs of the Ottoman Empire: Networks of Power in the Court of the Sultan" (IB Tauris), exploring the key role that eunuchs played in the Ottoman state and the broader question of slavery in the empire.

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Özge Samancı on ‘Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey’

October 12, 2016

Özge Samancı talks about her bestselling graphic memoir “Dare to Disappoint: Growing up in Turkey” (Farrar Straux Giroux).

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Ali Yaycıoğlu on the Ottoman Empire in the ‘age of revolutions’

September 30, 2016

Ali Yaycıoğlu joins to discuss "Partners of the Empire: The Crisis of the Ottoman Order in the Age of Revolutions" (Stanford University Press), examining the extraordinary upheavals in the Ottoman Empire at the turn of the 18th and 19th centuries. In the conversation he talks about the long-term effects of the upheavals and what the period can tell us about contemporary Turkey’s turbulent political landscape

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Michael Wuthrich on the history of elections in Turkey and the future of Turkish democracy

September 17, 2016

Michael Wuthrich chats about "National Elections in Turkey: People, Politics and the Party System" (Syracuse University Press), a rich and provocative book that overhauls much conventional wisdom about Turkish politics shared by right and left.

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Ece Temelkuran on ‘Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy’

September 2, 2016

Ece Temelkuran joins the pod to discuss her new book “Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy” (Zed Books), a vivid and personal account of the current state of the country. 

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Bilge Yeşil on the Turkish media past and present

August 19, 2016

Bilge Yeşil speaks about her book “Media in New Turkey: The Origins of an Authoritarian Neoliberal State” (University of Illinois Press), tracing problems in the Turkish media back to the 1980s. 

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Cem Emrence on ‘remapping the Ottoman Middle East’

July 15, 2016

Cem Emrence on his book “Remapping the Ottoman Middle East: Modernity, Imperial Bureaucracy and Islam” (IB Tauris). The book looks at Ottoman modernization through the 19th and early 20th centuries using an original “three-trajectory” model: The coast, the interior, and the frontier.

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Maureen Freely on Sabahattin Ali and translating ‘Madonna in a Fur Coat’

July 1, 2016

Maureen Freely joins to discuss the tragic life of author Sabahattin Ali and her translation of his classic 1943 novel “Madonna in a Fur Coat,” just published in a first ever English edition by Penguin.

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