Who’s Turkey’s bad guy? (Duvar English)

Ahmet Özcan and Nazlan Ertan, “Who’s Turkey’s bad guy?”, Duvar English, June 25, 2021. To read the article at Duvar English click here. From the 16th-century mythical Köroğlu to mid-20th-century Kurdish hero Koçero, Turkey has a long list of beloved bandits fighting against injustice. Is Sedat Peker a throwback to this tradition of noble rebellion? … More Who’s Turkey’s bad guy? (Duvar English)

Killing the Lernaean Hydra: the core, crust and promise of Occupy Gezi (Turkish Review)

Ahmet Özcan, ‘Killing the Lernaean Hydra: the core, crust and promise of Occupy Gezi’, Turkish Review, Vol. 3, Issue 4, July-August 2013, pp. 396-400. Ahmet Özcan writes that the Gezi uprising is “more than an explosion of accumulated resentment against the present semi-democracy of Turkey” and adds that “it is a new collective and spontaneous … More Killing the Lernaean Hydra: the core, crust and promise of Occupy Gezi (Turkish Review)

Uccidere l’Idra di Lerna: il nocciolo, la superficie e la promessa di Occupy Gezi (trans. Federica Remondino)

Ahmet Özcan, ‘Killing the Lernaean Hydra: the core, crust and promise of Occupy Gezi’, Turkish Review, Vol. 3, Issue 4, July-August 2013, pp. 396-400. The text below is the translation of my article on the Occupy Gezi into Italian by Federica Remondino. L’esplosione dei fatti di Gezi è stato un trauma inatteso per tutti gli attori … More Uccidere l’Idra di Lerna: il nocciolo, la superficie e la promessa di Occupy Gezi (trans. Federica Remondino)

Matando a la Hidra de Lerna: el núcleo, la corteza y la promesa de “Ocupa Gezi” (trans. German Leyens)

Ahmet Özcan, ‘Killing the Lernaean Hydra: the core, crust and promise of Occupy Gezi’, Turkish Review, Vol. 3, Issue 4, July-August 2013, pp. 396-400. The text below is the translation of my article on the Occupy Gezi into Spanish by German Leyens. La erupción de los acontecimiento de Gezi fue inesperada e impactante para todos los … More Matando a la Hidra de Lerna: el núcleo, la corteza y la promesa de “Ocupa Gezi” (trans. German Leyens)

Before and After the Arab Spring (Turkish Review)

Ahmet Özcan, “Analysis vs. Prediction: Before and after the Arab Spring”, Turkish Review, Vol. 3/2, March-April 2013, pp. 214-215. When philosophy paints its grey in grey, a shape of life has grown old, and it cannot be rejuvenated, but only recognized, by the grey in grey of philosophy; the owl of Minevra begins its flight … More Before and After the Arab Spring (Turkish Review)

“Turkey as a Rising Power” Put to the Test (Turkish Review)

Ahmet Özcan, “Turkey as a Rising Power Put to the Test”, Turkish Review, Vol. 3/1, February 2013, pp. 97-100. We live in a time when the distinction between domestic and foreign realms of politics has not merely blurred, but abolished altogether. While Turkey’s Prime Minister’s harsh critique of Israel on her existential Palestinian issue in a … More “Turkey as a Rising Power” Put to the Test (Turkish Review)

Uncharted Territory: Understanding the Tuaregs (Turkish Review)

Ahmet Özcan, “Uncharted Territory: Understanding the Tuaregs”, Turkish Review, Vol. 2/5, September 2012, pp. 116-119. In association with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA), the Association of Researchers on the Middle East and Africa (ORDAF) organized an international conference in Istanbul on June 23, 2012 on the African Nomads known … More Uncharted Territory: Understanding the Tuaregs (Turkish Review)