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About Buket Türkmen

Buket Türkmen is associate professor of Sociology at Galatasaray University in Istanbul. Her articles on Gezi resistance and women, secularism, the public sphere, youth, Islamic and secularist foundations in Turkey have been published in French, English and Turkish. She is the editor of Laicités et religiosités : Intégration ou exclusion ? (Harmattan: 2010, France).

Articles by Buket Türkmen

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

A tale of two parks: a conversation between activists in Armenia and Turkey

... Nor Zartonk [New Awakening] the recently emerged leftwing Armenian youth association was there in Gezi Park. And they were one of the main actors in Gezi. They had a tent and when you entered the commune the first thing you saw was Nor Zartonk... From the Squares and Beyond partnership.

From Gezi Park to Turkey’s transformed political landscape

The sociological transformation made manifest in these election results will continue to profoundly affect the political sphere in Turkey for the foreseeable future. 

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