This GIGA Talk will investigate the conditions on the ground, especially for women, following Turkey’s withdrawal from the Istanbul Convention.
Intimate politics: strategies and practices of female Mukhtars in Turkey
Female mukhtars seem to be the true survivors who skilfully employ de- and regendering in local politics.
Politics of Nationhood and the Displacement of Founding Moment: Contending Histories of the Turkish Nation
We focus on ways in which the Ulusalcı movement makes use of nation-building techniques to establish and propagate its own version of Turkish nationhood as one that is primordially secular and patriotic.
Street arts of resistance in Tahrir and Gezi
As re-appropriation of the urban landscape and modes of self-expression, street art and graffiti lie at the intersection of politics, space, and identity.
Can the Alevis Speak? The Politics of Representation in Early Writings on Alevism
The Alevis are silenced not simply because they are ignored, but because they are spoken for.
What does the ‘New Turkey’ stand for?
Although the discourse of 'New Turkey' has gained more currency under the Justice and Development Party (or AK Party) that has ruled since 2002, this motto has become the hope and dream of Turkish society for more than a century. In this regard, one may ask: How new is New Turkey?
Melodies of resistance: Islamist music in secular Turkey
It is the social and political power of music that drives various governments to censor anti-establishment music, arrest its performers and use music for the propaganda of their own official worldview.