Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II – Turkey Transformed? Power, History and Culture Conference / October 18-19, Istanbul Bilgi University

The European Institute at Istanbul Bilgi University, Network Turkey, the Chair in Contemporary Turkish Studies at LSE, Istanbul Policy Center and the Centre for Southeast European Studies at University of Graz jointly organise the international conference entitled Contemporary Turkey at a Glance II – Turkey Transformed? Power, History and Culture. The conferencewhich will take place on October 18 & 19, 2014 at Istanbul Bilgi University. Research Turkey editor Assoc. Professor Senem Aydın Düzgit (Bilgi University) will also attend the conference as a speaker.

Speakers & Chairs
Kerem Altıparmak | Senem Aydın Düzgit | Ayfer Bartu Candan | Craig Calhoun | Suraiya Faroqhi | Nilüfer Göle | Ayhan Kaya | Çağlar Keyder | Fuat Keyman | Elise Massicard | Nils Muižnieks | Kerem Öktem | Esra Özyürek | Pınar Uyan Semerci | Cihan Ziya Tuğal

Birce Altıok | Şafak Baş | Kristen Biehl | Bülent Bilmez | Zerrin Özlem Biner | Christiane Czygan | Sara-Marie Demiriz | Tim Dorlach | Esin Düzel | Elif Gözler | Azat Zana Gündoğan | Umut Gündüz | Gerda Heck | Ebru İlhan | Ayşegül Kars | Kaynar Sinan Karşıyaka | Magdanela Kirchner | Hikmet Kocamaner | Jean-Baptiste Le Moulec | Ceren Lord | Chiara Maritato | John McManus | Nicolas Monceau | Gül Berna Özcan | Erol Ülker | Lisa Ahsen Sezer | Kerem Yıldırım | Mine Yıldırım | Aylin Yıldırım Tschoepe | Meltem Yılmaz | Şener Deniz Yonucu

Click here for the full programme.

About the Conference

Recent political developments in Turkey have raised the question to what extent the last decades have witnessed a real transformation of the power structures that shape society. Has the country’s political culture moved beyond modes of hierarchical engagement between the state and its citizens? Are we witnessing the rise of new forms of state action or a return to 20th century authoritarianism? In this context, the transformative impact and lasting power of the Gezi movement must be critically assessed. The international conference will provide a platform for a critical and interdisciplinary debate on a changing Turkey.

The event will bring together some of the most important institutions, organizations and scholars from Europe and Turkey committed to the study of modern Turkey.

Please click here to RSVP by October 14.

If you have further questions, please contact Ms. Meltem Ersoy, Conference Coordinator (Email:



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