Karabekir Akkoyunlu is a visiting scholar at the International Relations Institute, University of São Paulo, and a research associate of the Centre for Southeast European Studies, University of Graz.
The defeat of the 'real' neo-Ottomanists
It was difficult to miss the irony of commentaries on the “triumph of neo-Ottomanism” on 24 July, when Erdoğan was...
Contending with authoritarian Turkey: a measured realist perspective
This obsession with personalities can fuel the very passions and tensions that such individuals feed on, and obscure...
Carnage in Istanbul and the point of no return
Once the external anchor of Turkey’s democracy, the EU‘s normative influence has sunk as low as its reputation among...
Old Turkish demons in new faces?
The ‘deep state’ meets Erdoğan’s ‘New Turkey’. The country’s resulting predicament is much more dangerous than two...
From Athens to Kobane, winds fill Kurdish sails
Could Greece, through democratic elections, become for Turkey what Tunisia became for Egypt in 2011 through mass protests?
Turkey at a suffocating intersection
The Violence Law can be seen as a site-specific implementation of intensifying methods to oversee the entire...