Turkey Book Talk
Buke Uras on the Balyan family and the Ottoman Armenian architectural legacy

Buke Uras on the Balyan family and the Ottoman Armenian architectural legacy

July 20, 2021

Büke Uras on “The Balyans: Ottoman Architecture and the Balyan Archive” (Korpus). The Balyan family served as Ottoman imperial architects for three generations in the 19th century and are responsible for some of Istanbul's most iconic monuments, including Dolmabahçe Palace and Ortaköy Mosque.

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Suna Çağaptay on the many lives of Bursa from antiquity to today

Suna Çağaptay on the many lives of Bursa from antiquity to today

July 6, 2021

Suna Çağaptay on “The First Capital of the Ottoman Empire: The Religious, Architectural and Social History of Bursa” (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury). The book examines Bursa's history from antiquity to today, particularly its hybrid and plural character after transitioning from Byzantine to Ottoman rule in the 14th century.

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Dimitris Kamouzis on the emergence of Greek nationalism in Ottoman Istanbul

Dimitris Kamouzis on the emergence of Greek nationalism in Ottoman Istanbul

June 22, 2021

Dimitris Kamouzis on “Greeks in Turkey: Elite Nationalism and Minority Politics in Late Ottoman and Early Republican Istanbul” (Routledge). The book explores the spread of nationalism and ideas of unity with Greece among Istanbul's Greek Orthodox community from the 19th century to 1923 and beyond.

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Christine Philliou on reimagining Turkish history and the roots of political dissent

Christine Philliou on reimagining Turkish history and the roots of political dissent

June 8, 2021

Christine Philliou, associate professor of history at UC Berkeley, on “Turkey: A Past Against History” (University of California Press). The book examines the life of the writer Refik Halid Karay (1888-1965), interrogating the shifting meaning of political dissent from Ottoman to republican eras.

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Malte Fuhrmann on cosmopolitan life in port cities of the late Ottoman era

Malte Fuhrmann on cosmopolitan life in port cities of the late Ottoman era

May 25, 2021

Malte Fuhrmann, research fellow at the Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient, on “Port Cities of the East Mediterranean: Urban Culture in the Late Ottoman Empire” (Cambridge University Press). The book paints a panorama of cultural and social life in the diverse cities of Salonica, Istanbul and Izmir in the late Ottoman era.

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Noel Malcolm on the Ottoman Empire and Islam in Western political thought

Noel Malcolm on the Ottoman Empire and Islam in Western political thought

May 11, 2021

Sir Noel Malcolm, senior research fellow at All Souls College, University of Oxford, on “Useful Enemies: Islam and the Ottoman Empire in Western Political Thought 1450-1750” (Oxford University Press).

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Evren Savcı on Turkey’s LGBT movement, from flourishing to crackdown

Evren Savcı on Turkey’s LGBT movement, from flourishing to crackdown

April 27, 2021

Evren Savcı, author of "Queer in Translation: Sexual Politics Under Neoliberal Islam" (Duke University Press), on shifting discourse around LGBT rights in Turkey and the government's mounting rhetoric against activists.

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Ahmet Erdi Öztürk on Turkey’s cultural, political and religious footprint in the Balkans

Ahmet Erdi Öztürk on Turkey’s cultural, political and religious footprint in the Balkans

April 13, 2021

Ahmet Erdi Öztürk on “Religion, Identity and Power: Turkey and the Balkans in the 21st Century" (Edinburgh University Press). Based on extensive fieldwork, the book examines how Turkey's religious nationalist transformation under Erdoğan is reflected in its expanding footprint in the Balkans.

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Jenny White on the deep scars of political violence in Turkey’s 1970s

Jenny White on the deep scars of political violence in Turkey’s 1970s

March 30, 2021

Jenny White, professor at Stockholm University's Institute for Turkish Studies, on "Turkish Kaleidoscope: Fractured Lives in a Time of Violence" (Princeton University Press). The graphic novel, illustrated by Ergün Gündüz, tells the story of young protagonists caught up in the social turbulence leading to Turkey's 1980 coup.

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Jeremy Seal on Adnan Menderes and the long shadow of Turkey’s 1960 coup

Jeremy Seal on Adnan Menderes and the long shadow of Turkey’s 1960 coup

March 16, 2021

Jeremy Seal on “A Coup in Turkey: A Tale of Democracy, Despotism and Vengeance in a Divided Land” (Penguin). The book explores the legacy of Adnan Menderes, who became the Republic of Turkey's first democratically elected prime minister in 1950 before being overthrown in a military coup in May 1960.

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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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