Omer Tekdemir is a research associate and associate lecturer at the School of History, Politics and International Relations, University of Leicester. He taught at the Department of Politics and International Relations, University of Westminster and has been visiting scholar at the Coventry and Durham University. He is also one of the editors of the New Middle Eastern Studies.
Turkey: the organic crisis of a post-populist moment
How can we make better sense of debates about populism. Can there be a progressive populism? Is populism really a...
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Turkey’s three-dimensional populism, three leaders and three blocs
The election is therefore offered a choice between three blocs, each of which mobilises people in terms of a...
The Ala-Turca presidency: old wine in new bottles in the Kurdish case
Erdogan may require a more pragmatic approach to the US and Russia, hence indirectly with the PYD and Assad, to open...
Turkey's year of violence and elections
If a diverse - but united - Turkey is to survive in its current borders, a constitution based on consensus is...
Published in: North Africa, West AsiaA turbulent Turkey in a region in turmoil
It is clear that the PKK-focused, national security oriented ‘new politics’ is the main factor that consumes Turkey’s energy.
Published in: Can Europe Make It?Is a socialist EU possible via left-wing populist parties such as Syriza, Podemos and the HDP?
Syriza still needs to build a strong hegemonic culture to include the non-leftist progressive movement and to expand...