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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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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