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About Mehmet Kurt

Mehmet Kurt is a British Academy Newton Advanced Fellow based at Queen Mary University of London and independent documentary filmmaker. He writes on political Islam, the Kurdish issue, civil society and human rights. He is the author of Kurdish Hizbullah in Turkey: Islamism Violence and the State (Pluto 2017).


Articles by Mehmet Kurt

This week’s front page editor

Clare Sambrook

Clare Sambrook, investigative journalist, co-edits Shine a Light.

Constitutional conventions: best practice

The 'success' of political Islam in the Kurdish context

We need to go beyond the dichotomy between radical and moderate Islam to see how Islamist movements impose hegemony at local, national and international levels.

Introducing this week's theme: New Turkey and Old Troubles

On April 16, 2017, Turkey endured one of its most problematic referendums in its history, not so much a new beginning as an important turning point in Turkish history. This week we explore its implications and effects.

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