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 to January 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. It is planned to finish the thesis until the end of 2016.
During this time I reduce my journalistic and consultancy activities.
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. ...
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 ....