Drawing on the results of the parliamentary elections and the first round of the presidential elections (14th May), Roy Karadag (University of Bremen) and Hakkı Taş (GIGA Hamburg) present their ideas on specificities of Turkey’s competitive authoritarianism.
After Istanbul: Women’s Rights and Human Rights in Turkey
This GIGA Talk will investigate the conditions on the ground, especially for women, following Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
The New Turkey in Arms – Discerning Patterns in Civil-Military Relations
Amidst sensational moves like the reconversion of the Hagia Sophia to a mosque, a more profound dimension of Turkey’s transformation is obscured. New Turkey rests on a wide network of diverse military and paramilitary organisations.
A New Wave of Militarisation?
Are we witnessing a new wave of militarisation? This forum will shed light on the extent of this trend, its causes, and its potential consequences in Africa, Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Dislocation as the Constitutive Element of AKP Populism: Multiple Faces of Turkish Foreign Policy
Hakkı Taş (2019) "Dislocation as the Constitutive Element of AKP Populism: Multiple Faces of Turkish Foreign Policy," Kolloquium Türkeistudien, Universtät Duisburg Essen, 22 January.
Coup Narratives in Turkey
First providing some background on the triangle of Islam, politics, and the military in Turkey, this lecture outlines divergent narratives which highlight some facets of the abortive coup and connect them so as to promote a particular interpretation.
Street Arts of Resistance: Reflection on Tahrir and Gezi
Hakkı Taş (2016) "Street Arts of Resistance: Reflection on Tahrir and Gezi," Department of Politics and International Relations Seminar Series, Aberdeen University, Scotland, November 2.