Turkey Book Talk
Taner Doğan on ideology and charisma in Erdoğan’s communication strategy

Taner Doğan on ideology and charisma in Erdoğan’s communication strategy

March 2, 2021

Taner Doğan on “Communication Strategies in Turkey: Erdogan, the AKP and Political Messaging” (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury).

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Murat Erdoğan on Syrian migrants’ future in Turkey

Murat Erdoğan on Syrian migrants’ future in Turkey

February 16, 2021

Murat Erdoğan, director of the Turkish German University's Migration and Integration Research Centre, on the future of Syrians in Turkey. Erdoğan oversees “Syrians Barometer”, an annual UNHCR-supported research project tracking the views of Syrians in Turkey and Turkish citizens' views of Syrians.

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Chiara Maritato on women in Turkey’s state religious agency

Chiara Maritato on women in Turkey’s state religious agency

February 2, 2021

Chiara Maritato on "Women, Religion and the State in Contemporary Turkey" (Cambridge University Press), examining the causes and effects of women's expanded role in Turkey's state religious agency over the past 20 years.

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Mostafa Minawi on the Ottoman Empire’s scramble for Africa

Mostafa Minawi on the Ottoman Empire’s scramble for Africa

January 19, 2021

Mostafa Minawi on "The Ottoman Scramble for Africa: Empire and Diplomacy in the Sahara and the Hijaz" (Stanford University Press), examining the Ottoman Empire's bid to expand its footprint in Africa and Arabia in the late-19th century age of imperialism.

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Ömer Taşpınar on what the West gets wrong about the Middle East and Turkey

Ömer Taşpınar on what the West gets wrong about the Middle East and Turkey

January 5, 2021

Omer Taşpınar, professor at the US National War College and senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, on “What the West is Getting Wrong about the Middle East: Why Islam is Not the Problem” (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury).

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Gülay Türkmen on Turks, Kurds and the limits of religious unity

Gülay Türkmen on Turks, Kurds and the limits of religious unity

December 22, 2020

Gülay Türkmen on "Under the Banner of Islam: Turks, Kurds and the Limits of Religious Unity" (Oxford University Press). The book addresses how Islam has been used as a tool of both unity and resistance by various sides in Turkey's Kurdish question.

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Mustafa Menshawy on the Muslim Brotherhood in exile in Turkey

Mustafa Menshawy on the Muslim Brotherhood in exile in Turkey

December 8, 2020

Mustafa Menshawy, author of “Leaving the Muslim Brotherhood: Self, Society and the State” (Palgrave), on how the migration of thousands of Muslim Brotherhood leaders and members from Egypt to Turkey in recent years has changed the group.

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Elizabeth Rodini on the lives of Bellini’s portrait of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II

Elizabeth Rodini on the lives of Bellini’s portrait of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II

November 24, 2020

Elizabeth Rodini on "Gentile Bellini's Portrait of Sultan Mehmed II: Lives and Afterlives of an Iconic Image" (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury). The book explores how the Venetian painter came to the Ottoman court in 1479, as well as his portrait's many intriguing afterlives.

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Jan-Markus Vomel on the past and future of political Islam in Turkey

Jan-Markus Vomel on the past and future of political Islam in Turkey

November 10, 2020

Jan-Markus Vömel, doctoral candidate at the University of Konstanz, on the origins and development of political Islam in Turkey from the 1950s to 2000, as well as its role today.

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Louis Fishman on Jews and Palestinians in the late Ottoman era

Louis Fishman on Jews and Palestinians in the late Ottoman era

October 27, 2020

Louis Fishman, associate professor at Brooklyn College at the City University of New York, on “Jews and Palestinians in the Late Ottoman Era, 1908-1914: Claiming the Homeland” (Edinburgh University Press).

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Umut Azak on Hagia Sophia and the future of Turkey’s religious nationalist status quo

Umut Azak on Hagia Sophia and the future of Turkey’s religious nationalist status quo

October 13, 2020

Umut Azak of Istanbul's Okan University on Hagia Sophia's conversion from museum to mosque, the history of calls on Turkey's religious right to take the step, and the future of the country's religious nationalist status quo under President Erdoğan.

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Ahmet Kuru on Islam, authoritarianism and underdevelopment

Ahmet Kuru on Islam, authoritarianism and underdevelopment

September 29, 2020

Ahmet Kuru on "Islam, Authoritarianism and Underdevelopment: A Global and Historical Comparison" (Cambridge University Press). 

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Zeynep Çelik on archaeology and heritage in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

Zeynep Çelik on archaeology and heritage in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey

September 15, 2020

Zeynep Çelik, professor of architecture at the New Jersey Institute of Technology, on the origins of archaeology in the Ottoman Empire, the response to the European pursuit of antiquities, and questions of heritage in contemporary Turkey.

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Alan Mikhail on Selim I, the Ottoman Empire and the making of the modern world

Alan Mikhail on Selim I, the Ottoman Empire and the making of the modern world

September 1, 2020

Alan Mikhail, professor of history at Yale University, on "God's Shadow: Sultan Selim, His Ottoman Empire and the Making of the Modern World" (WW Norton). The book is a continent-spanning account of the life and times of Selim I, who ruled from 1512 to 1520 and whose reign saw seismic changes in Ottoman and world history.

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Sinem Adar on the militarisation of Turkey’s foreign policy

Sinem Adar on the militarisation of Turkey’s foreign policy

August 18, 2020

Sinem Adar, associate in the Centre for Applied Turkey Studies at the SWP think tank in Berlin, on the hardening of Turkey's foreign policy in the Middle East, the East Mediterranean and Europe, as well as the Turkish government's soft power investments.

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Richard Antaramian on Ottoman modernisation and the Armenian community

Richard Antaramian on Ottoman modernisation and the Armenian community

August 4, 2020

Richard Antaramian, assistant professor of history at the University of Southern California, on “Brokers of Faith, Brokers of Empire: Armenians and the Politics of Reform in the Ottoman Empire” (Stanford University Press), examining the Armenian community's experiences with the "Tanzimat" reforms of the mid-19th century.

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Berk Esen on the political economy behind Turkey’s democratic distress

Berk Esen on the political economy behind Turkey’s democratic distress

July 21, 2020

Berk Esen, assistant professor of international relations at Bilkent University, on his paper “Why did Turkish democracy collapse? A political economy account of the AKP's authoritarianism”, co-authored with Şebnem Gümüşçü for the Party Politics journal.

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Magdalena Zaborowska on James Baldwin’s Turkish decade

Magdalena Zaborowska on James Baldwin’s Turkish decade

July 7, 2020

Magdalena Zaborowska, professor of literature at the University of Michigan, on "James Baldwin's Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile" (Duke University Press). The book looks at the great African American author's extensive periods living and working in Istanbul from 1961 to 1971.

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Serhun Al on the historical origins of Turkey’s Kurdish question

Serhun Al on the historical origins of Turkey’s Kurdish question

June 23, 2020

Serhun Al, co-editor of “Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East” (Palgrave Macmillan) and author of “Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey” (Routledge), on the historical origins of Turkey's Kurdish issue and the latest crackdown on the Kurdish movement.

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Oya Dursun-Özkanca on Turkey’s foreign policy after Covid-19

Oya Dursun-Özkanca on Turkey’s foreign policy after Covid-19

June 9, 2020

Oya Dursun-Özkanca, professor of political science at Elizabethtown College, on her book “Turkey-West Relations: The Politics of Intra-Alliance Opposition” (Cambridge University Press) and Ankara's grand ambitions for the post-coronavirus world.

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