Category Archives: Publications

Book: Turkey’s Ever Present Past

For more than nine decades, citizens of Turkey have argued over what “Turkey” is and what it means to be Turkish. Rather than give a particular answer, this collection of essays looks at various figures from modern Turkish history who have sought to define Turkey or pushed back against the definitions that others sought to impose […]

Mediterranean Quarterly: Dogan versus Erdogan: Business and Politics in AKP-Era Turkey

Both media mogul Aydın Doğan and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdoğan agree that they met in late 2006 and discussed Doğan’s Hilton Hotel property, but that is where the agreement ends. Doğan had purchased the lot in 2005 when it was privatized. Though he hoped to build residential houses on it, he had been […]