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.
The New Turkey and its Nascent Security Regime
By transforming Turkey’s security structure and diversifying his instruments, Erdoğan primarily aims to respond to possible elite and popular threats.
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.
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.