Oğuz Alyanak, a cultural anthropologist and holds a PhD from Washington University in St. Louis. He is currently located in Berlin for his postdoctoral studies.
Published in: North Africa, West Asia: OpinionThe sultan and his sycophants: Erdoğan is leading Turkey towards a bleak future
The appointment of a controversial new rector to Boğaziçi University is typical of the president’s poor leadership
Ruminations on the political in post-referendum Turkey
Despite the state’s attempts to know and manage, there remain illegible elements, as exemplified by the people who...
The Turkish stadium scandal: why we should be concerned about the decision to not grieve for Paris
That the AKP election victory comes in the aftermath of a tumultuous summer is disconcerting, for it makes fear and...
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaTurkey in limbo
Will the new election help take Turkey out of its impasse? Is there any hope that the results will be any different...
Erdoğan’s “New Turkey”: end of pragmatism?
President Erdoğan’s ego might not only harm the AKP in the long run, but also squander the Islamo-pragmatic...
The morphology of a peaceful Turkish protest
They demanded greater rights and fair treatment from Oyak-Renault and Türk Metal, but they argued that their...