The Role of Historians of Turkey in the Study of Armenian Genocide

The Role of Historians of Turkey in the Study of Armenian Genocide

The Role of Historians of Turkey in the Study of Armenian Genocide On the occasion of the centenary of the Armenian genocide someone like me,...

Turkey’s Internet Bans and the Vicious Circle of Techno-Optimism

Turkey’s Internet Bans and the Vicious Circle of Techno-Optimism

Turkey’s Internet Bans and the Vicious Circle of Techno-Optimism Turkish scholars’ addiction to techno-optimism stems from Turkish modernists’ habit of considering every innovation to be...

Obituary – Farewell to Andrew Mango with a Heavy Heart: A True Friend and a Distinguished Scholar

Obituary – Farewell to Andrew Mango with a Heavy Heart: A True Friend and a Distinguished Scholar

Obituary – Farewell to Andrew Mango with a Heavy Heart: A True Friend and a Distinguished Scholar How did the renowned academic and writer Dr....

Unprecedented Success of the HDP and the Failure of Erdoğan’s Super-Presidency

Unprecedented Success of the HDP and the Failure of Erdoğan’s Super-Presidency

Unprecedented Success of the HDP and the Failure of Erdoğan’s Super-Presidency Abstract General elections in Turkey were held on 7th June, the results suspended President...

Can Dündar in a Wider Context

Can Dündar in a Wider Context

Can Dündar in a Wider Context On 29th May of this year, Cumhuriyet daily newspaper released video footage purportedly showing the Milli İstihbarat Teşkilatı (National...

Looking At London: The World’s Capital City

Looking At London: The World’s Capital City

Looking At London: The World’s Capital City When you take off from İstanbul to London, if the melody of a unique composition “I looked at...

LGBTI in Turkey: In the Aftermath of Gezi and the 2015 Elections

LGBTI in Turkey: In the Aftermath of Gezi and the 2015 Elections

LGBTI in Turkey: In the Aftermath of Gezi and the 2015 Elections Abstract This article is a review of the last thirteen years of the...

The Battle for Kobani: What Is at Stake?

The Battle for Kobani: What Is at Stake?

The Battle for Kobani: What Is at Stake? “What does Kobani have to do with Turkey?” This question by President Erdoğan of Turkey neatly sums...

The Heaven is Here: What 1st November Elections Should Remind Us

The Heaven is Here: What 1st November Elections Should Remind Us

*Cinematographer Lisa Çalan, who lost both her legs in the bombing of the June 5th HDP rally in Diyarbakır, casting her vote (photo source: unknown)...

I too have Kurdish Friends!

I too have Kurdish Friends!

 Source: AFP I too have Kurdish Friends!  I have been considered as a “white Turk” throughout my life. I have grown up in an Aegean...