by Gül Çorbacıoğlu and Irmak Evren, Middle East Technical University, Turkey We became the Turkish editorial team of Global Dialogue (GD) in January 2015. Our team comprises a core of two, Gül Çorbacıoğlu and Irmak Evren, both PhD candidates at Middle East Technical University in Ankara, Turkey. Our friend, Ahmet Seyhan Totan, has also been […]

by Cihan Tuğal, University of California, Berkeley, USA Turkey’s sharp authoritarian turn has surprised many observers: not so long ago, the country was celebrated as an exemplar of liberalism that stood out in a region marked by turbulence. Analysts now seek the causes of this transformation in President Erdoğan’s personality or exceptional characteristics of Turkish […]

by Aylin Topal, Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey Over the last two years, Turkey’s social and political developments have triggered new debates on the country’s political regime. What is the nature of the regime, what led to the uprisings in June 2013, and what is the aftermath? Neoliberalism in Turkey dates back to the […]

We started our journey of translation with GD 2.4. At the beginning it was difficult to find and organize people who would be willing to be part of this adventure. But now, the editorial team is more or less settled. We live and work in different cities of Turkey. Despite the considerable geographical distances that […]

by Polat Alpman, Ankara University, Turkey Islamic Conservatism has now come to power in Turkey, not once but three times, each time increasing its support. It has taken a political route that extends from political power to social and even cultural domination. It tries to remove the tutelage of the Turkish army, and, through economic […]

by Zeynep Baykal, Middle East Technical University,Turkey and ISA Member of Research Committee on Racism, Nationalism and Ethnic Relations (RC05) and Nezihe Başak Ergin, Middle East Technical University, Turkey and ISA Member of Research Committees on Regional and Urban Development (RC21) and Social Classes and Social Movements (RC47) “To live like a tree single and […]

by Ayse Idil Aybars, Middle East Technical University, Turkey The Third ISA Conference of the Council of National Associations was held at the Middle East Technical University (METU) in Ankara, Turkey on May 12-17, 2013. The conference was jointly organized by the ISA with the Department of Sociology of METU, the Turkish Social Sciences Association […]

by Günnur Ertong and Yonca Odabaş, Ankara University, Turkey We are a group of sociologists working with Professor Aytül Kasapoğlu in the Department of Sociology of Ankara University. Our group includes graduate students, young postgraduates and fully-fledged academicians. Our group is a dynamic one; people join us to study, they contribute to our publications and […]

by Vedat Milor, Istanbul, Turkey One may think that the fellow on the television screen in front of me is attending a spiritual meeting, and he is in deep prayer. He is holding his head with his two hands, and his half shut eyes are focused on a single point. Suddenly his cell phone falls […]

by Birsen Gökçe, President of the Turkish Sociological Association The Turkish Sociological Association was founded in 1990 in Ankara. When it was first founded, it had 40 members — today it has 600. In 1999 it was granted the status ‘Association for Public Interests’ by a Decree of the Council of the Ministers. It does […]