Berkeley Forum debate on Politics and Piety in Turkey

Prof Ihsan Yilmaz joined Georgetown University’s Berkeley Forum debate on Politics and Piety in Turkey alongside Dr Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, A/Prof Yusuf Sarfati, Prof Ahmet Kuru and Dr Gökhan Bacık. Read it here.

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The Kurds in Iran: balancing national and ethnic identity in a securitised environment

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh, Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed, Dr Costas Laoutides and Dr William Gourlay published a new paper in Third World Quarterly. Read it here.

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The AKP’s de-securitization and re-securitization of a minority community: the Alevi opening and closing

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz and Dr James Barry published a new paper in Turkish Studies. Read it here.

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Fethi Mansouri interviewed on the ABC Religion and Ethics report

Professor Fethi Mansouri participated in a discussion on the ABC’s ‘Religion and Ethics Report’ on the Racialisation of Religion. Listed to the podcast here.

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MESF PhD candidate Abbas Farasoo has his PhD candidature confirmed!

Many congratulations to Abbas Farasoo, who has passed his PhD colloquium with flying colours!

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Routledge Handbook of International Relations in the Middle East

Professor Shahram Akbarzadeh has released a new edited volume with Routledge. It is available for purchase here.

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Erdogan tried to make local Turkish elections about national security, but it didn’t work

Professor Ihsan Yilmaz published a new piece on The Conversation on the local elections in Turkey. Read the article here.

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Dr Zahid Ahmed discusses China-Pakistan ties in new podcast

Dr Zahid Shahab Ahmed discussed the deepening China-Pakistan alliance with Dr Pradeep Taneja in a new Asia Institute podcast. Listen to the podcast here.

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