Raja Shehadeh on ‘travels with his Ottoman uncle,’ Palestine and the First World War

December 8, 2017

Palestinian author and lawyer Raja Shehadeh on "A Rift in Time: Travels with my Ottoman Uncle" (OR/Basic Books), retracing the journey of his great uncle Najib Nassar, on the run for three years in Greater Syria from 1915.

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Lora Sarı on the Istanbul-based Armenian publisher Aras

November 24, 2017

Editor Lora Sarı on Aras, a publishing house set up in 1993 in Istanbul as a "window onto Armenian literature." We also discuss Migirdic Margosyan's classic "Infidel Quarter," published this year as Aras' first English-language title.

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Özlem Madi-Şişman on Muslims, money and democracy in Turkey

November 10, 2017

Özlem Madi-Şişman on her book "Muslims, Money and Democracy in Turkey: Reluctant Capitalists" (Palgrave Macmillan).

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Fikret Adaman on Erdoğan, the environment and economic policy in Turkey

October 27, 2017

Fikret Adaman of Istanbul's Boğaziçi University on "Neoliberal Turkey and its Discontents: Economic Policy and the Environment under Erdoğan" (IB Tauris).

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Alexander Clarkson on Turks and Kurds in Germany

October 13, 2017

Alexander Clarkson of Kings College London discusses his research on the Turkish and Kurdish diaspora in Germany, the long shadow of Turkey's 1980 military coup, and the bitter state of ties between Turkey and Germany today.

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Ekin Oklap on the pleasures and pitfalls of translating Orhan Pamuk

September 29, 2017

Ekin Oklap on translating Orhan Pamuk into English and the release of "The Red-Haired Woman" (Faber), the second novel she has worked on with Pamuk. 

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Cenk Özbay on male prostitution in Istanbul and LGBT rights in Turkey

September 15, 2017

Cenk Özbay, associate professor at Sabancı University, on his book “Queering Sexualities in Turkey: Gay Men, Male Prostitutes and the City” (IB Tauris) and the troubled state of LGBT rights activism in the country today.

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Suzy Hansen on viewing America from Turkey

September 1, 2017

Journalist Suzy Hansen on "Notes on a Foreign Country: An American Abroad in a Post-American World" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), on the delusions of US exceptionalism and reporting from Turkey for 10 years.

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Douglas Howard on a new history of the Ottoman Empire

August 18, 2017

Professor Douglas Howard on "A History of the Ottoman Empire” (Cambridge University Press), his new single-volume history covering the empire from its 13th century origins to its protracted, violent dissolution.

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Max Hoffman on Turkish civil society under siege

August 4, 2017

Max Hoffman discusses the report "Trends in Turkish Civil Society," a joint publication by the Center for American Progress, the Istanbul Policy Center, and the Italian think tank IAI.

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Soner Çağaptay on Erdoğan and the crisis of modern Turkey

July 21, 2017

Soner Çağaptay of the Washington Institute discusses his book "The New Sultan: Erdoğan and the Crisis of Modern Turkey" (IB Tauris).

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Esra Gürakar on crony capitalism in Turkey

July 7, 2017

Esra Gürakar on "Politics of Favoritism in Public Procurement in Turkey" (Palgrave Macmillan), her book about how the AKP government abandoned early economic reforms in favor of cronyism and favoritism.

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Birol Başkan on Turkey, Qatar and the geopolitics of the Middle East

June 23, 2017

Birol Başkan, an Assistant Professor at the Georgetown University School of Foreign Service in Qatar, joins to discuss "Turkey and Qatar in the Tangled Geopolitics of the Middle East" (Palgrave Macmillan).

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Nigar Göksel on Turkey’s PKK conflict through the case of Nusaybin

June 2, 2017

International Crisis Group's Turkey director, Nigar Göksel, discusses their recent report “Managing Turkey’s PKK Conflict: The Case of Nusaybin.”

The report examines the 33-year conflict through ground-level research in Nusaybin, a small Kurdish-majority town particularly badly hit by violence since the collapse of the peace process in summer 2015.

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Ryan Gingeras on Turkey’s ‘deep state of crisis’

May 19, 2017

Ryan Gingeras returns to discuss his report "Deep State of Crisis: Re-Assessing Risks to the Turkish State," written for the Bipartisan Policy Center.

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Cemil Aydin on the illusion of the Muslim world

May 5, 2017

Cemil Aydin, associate professor of history at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, on "The Idea of the Muslim World: A Global Intellectual History" (Harvard University Press).

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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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