I will be launching my new book The New Turkey and its Discontents (written with Emre Caliskan) on
Thursday 17 November, 6-8pm in K2.29 (Council Room), Strand Campus, King’s College London.
Everyone is welcome to attend
The book has received the following praise:
"This is a wonderful portrayal of the Turkey that has emerged under Erdogan and his party. It is an elaborate account of the weakening prospects for democracy and can be read as an illuminating prelude to the possibility of total regime change, which may yet be upon us."
- Nuray Mert, columnist for Hurriyet Daily News and lecturer in Economics at Istanbul University
"This highly topical book provides an important guide to understanding Turkey’s democratic challenges today — the media, the role of the military, civil society, human rights, domestic and class politics, and more. In a very accessible manner it highlights the major issues, relationships, and events key to understanding this complex state."
- Lenore Martin, Professor of Political Science at Emmanuel College and Associate of the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, Harvard University
My latest article on Antisemitism in Turkey has been published by ISGAP:
"Turkey’s 15-20,000 Jewish community is on high alert. Just a few months ago Sky News broke a story that Islamic State, otherwise known as ISIS or ISIL, was planning attacks specifically against Turkey’s Jews. Inevitably, security was heightened, schools were closed and community events were postponed. The alert points to the precarious situation of Turkey’s declining Jewish population. It also begs the question of the position of Turkey’s domineering President Recip Tayyip Erdogan and the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), the party which he co-founded, led and still wields incontestable influence..."
You can find the full article here: