Ümit Kurt is Polonsky Fellow at the Van Leer Jerusalem Institute and an Australian Research Council Fellow. He is the author of The Armenians of Aintab: The Economics of Genocide in an Ottoman Province.
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The appointment of a controversial new rector to Boğaziçi University is typical of the president’s poor leadership
Published in: HomeErdoğan’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 Armenian Genocide and the law
The law, in particular the Law of Abandoned Properties, became the Ottoman Empire's most important tool during the...
The reproduction of authoritarian politics in the AKP era
Turkey has passed the blurred threshold that demarcates democratic politics from an authoritarian system.
Turkey's presidential election candidates
An overview of the strengths and weaknesses of Turkey's presidential candidates, and of the electorate's views,...
Published in: HomeRecep Tayyip Erdogan, the Almighty
This may be sheer populism. However, it is also the kind of populism that brings millions to the election rallies...