Özgür Özvatan is a PhD candidate at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS) with a particular focus on the mainstreaming of radical right discourses. Özgür analyses claims of established and radical right actors on belonging and (anti-)diversity in western Europe vis-à-vis the internal and external ‘Turkish other’.
Published in: Countering the Radical RightIs Germany’s AfD using COVID-19 measures to its benefit?
The German party though internally divided about the measures, is united on anti-EU ideology to gain electoral support.
Published in: Countering the Radical RightMerkel’s dilemma: Germany’s polarising ‘Turkish issue’ returns
To prevent such developments, mainstream parties need to shape political discourse, instead of being shaped by it.
Radical-right backlash against Games of Belonging: the case of Mesut Özil
Özil, like many others, has repeatedly stated that he would prefer to play for both national football teams if...
Feminism gone bad? Women’s organisations and the hard right in Germany
What kind of campaigning could outweigh the increasing power of implicit and explicit alliances by far-right actors...
German-Turkish tensions in a collapsing Jamaica coalition
While the Turkish narrative in the close-alliance-cum-uneasy-stand-off between Germany and Turkey remained constant...