The eruption of Gezi events was unexpected and shocking for all Turkey’s political actors. The AK Party government’s self-confidence had been at a peak after more than a decade’s unprecedented political power, and local resistance to its policy of neo-liberal urban transformation had remained near-invisible in the mainstream media. Nonetheless, it was this resistance that […]Read more "Killing the Lernaean Hydra: the core, crust and promise of Occupy Gezi"
The text below is the translation of my article on the Occupy Gezi, recently published in the Turkish Review, into Italian by Federica Remondino. L’esplosione dei fatti di Gezi è stato un trauma inatteso per tutti gli attori della politica turca. L’autostima del partito di governo AK era al massimo dopo oltre un decennio di […]Read more "Uccidere l’Idra di Lerna: il nocciolo, la superficie e la promessa di Occupy Gezi"
The text below is the translation of my article on the Occupy Gezi, recently published in the Turkish Review, into Spanish by German Leyens. La erupción de los acontecimiento de Gezi fue inesperada e impactante para todos los actores políticos de Turquía. La autoconfianza del gobierno del Partido de la Justicia y el Desarrollo (AKP) […]Read more "Matando a la Hidra de Lerna: el núcleo, la corteza y la promesa de “Ocupa Gezi”"
We are living at a time when the distinction between the domestic and foreign realms of politics has not merely blurred, but has abolished altogether. While Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s harsh critique of Israel on its existential Palestinian issue on a global platform led to an immediate rise in the domestic support base […]Read more "“Turkey as a Rising Power” Put to the Test"
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 as the Tuaregs. Although they are the ancient and principal inhabitants of the […]Read more "Uncharted Territory: Understanding the Tuaregs"