Kerem Oktem is professor of southeast Europe and modern Turkey at the Centre for Southeast European Studies (CSEES), the University of Graz, Austria. He was previously an Open Society Fellow of the European Studies Centre at Oxford University, a senior associate of St.Antony's College and Mercator IPC Fellow at Sabanci University Istanbul. He is co-author (with Timothy Garton Ash & Edward Mortimer) of Freedom in Diversity: Ten Lessons for Public Policy from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and the United States (Dahrendorf Programme for the Study of Freedom, University of Oxford, 2013), and an associate of the Signals from the Majority project. He is also the author of Angry Nation: Turkey since 1989 (Zed Books, 2011) and co-editor (with Ayse Kadioglu and Mehmet Karli) of Another Empire? A Decade of Turkey's Foreign Policy Under The Justice and Development Party (Bilgi University Press, 2012). His website is here
Kerem Oktem's earlier books include (co-edited with Kalypso Nicolaidis & Othon Anastasakis), In the long shadow of Europe: Greeks and Turks in the Era of Postnationalism (Brill, 2009); and (co-edited with Celia J Kerslake & Philip Robins) Turkey's Engagement with Modernity (Palgrave, 2010). He is the principal researcher of the British Academy-funded project on Contemporary Islam in the Balkans
What could and should the EU do with Turkey?
Is there a minimal sense of responsibility in European policies towards the people of Turkey, or do we have to...
Zombie politics: Europe, Turkey and the disposable human
Who will think of the EU as a global actor with normative power, now that it finds itself in the role of...
A new Turkey... but not one to Erdoğan's liking
A stunning election result against many odds is a resounding statement of Turkey's democratic credentials.
Turkey's Armenian opening: towards 2015
The approaching centenary of the genocide of Armenians in the Ottoman empire is a moment for Turkey's civil society...
Leviathan in the lure of Mammon: limits of political Islam in Turkey
Turkey's political leadership has created a distinctive form of rule. But growing strains now make it harder than...
The two ends of Cowley road: Diversity and its challenges
Kerem Öktem is one of the co-authors of the recently published booklet, Freedom in Diversity. Ten Lessons for Public...