October 2015 - December 2016: Ph.D. on Turkey-Brazil relations
Since October 2015 I am a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Hamburg. My supervisor is Prof. Dr. Detlef Nolte (GIGA). The topic of my thesis is Turkey-Brazil relations, using role theory as the theoretic framework.
From November 2015 to January 2016 I attended seminars and conferences in Hamburg as part of the Ph.D. requirements (thanks to Bologna!).
The empiric research, interviews in particular on bilateral relations and the foreign policies of both countries, were conducted in February/March 2016 in Turkey and from April to June 2016 in Brazil.
Even earlier as foreseen, I finished the thesis in October 2016, now waiting for a response from Hamburg University concerning the defense.
I will move back to Istanbul in mid-January 2017 and besides writing PhD-related articles and applying to universities, I will restart working for international consultancies (from Austria and Macedonia) and international media outlets (e.g. FAZ, Radio Radicale).
28 August, Opening wounds, tgd
Article for "The Global Dispatches" about the works of the truth commission in the Brazilian state of Paraíba.
Brazil was ruled by the military for 21 years from 1964 to 1985. In 1979 the generals gave themselves an amnesty for crimes committed during the dictatorship. However, since 2012, a truth commission has been collecting information, data and names. For the time being the torturers can only be punished morally, but the hope is to overturn the amnesty law in the future. ...
Inamo, Fall 2011: “Die Aleviten“
Für das Inamo Heft 67: "9 Jahre AKP" ein Artikel zu den Aleviten und die alevitische Initiative der Regierung. Meine ursprüngliche Überschrift war "Die andere (Nicht-)Muslime". Artikel online bei...
Historical background, up-to-date information, travel logistics, arranging of meetings, translation, critical analysis, trends and future perspectives on political and social issues in and around Turkey ....