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Conversations with journalists, academics and writers on Turkey and its region. A new episode is posted every two weeks.

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Conversations with journalists, academics and writers on Turkey and its region. A new episode is posted every two weeks.

    Ayse Zarakol on stigma and status anxiety in Turkey’s ties to the West

    Ayse Zarakol on stigma and status anxiety in Turkey’s ties to the West

    Ayşe Zarakol, reader in International Relations at Emmanuel College, University of Cambridge, on “After Defeat: How the East Learned to Live with the West” (Cambridge University Press).

    The book was published in English in 2011, and its second Turkish edition has just come out. It examines how a sense of “stigma” has dogged the way modern Turkey engages with the Western-led international order, as well as comparable cases of Japan and Russia.

    Become a Turkey Book Talk member to support the podcast and get English and Turkish transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the entire archive, a 35% discount on over 100 Turkey/Ottoman history books published by IB Tauris, and an archive of over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history, journalism and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854

    • 28 min
    Erkan Saka on social media, trolling and fake news in Turkey

    Erkan Saka on social media, trolling and fake news in Turkey

    Erkan Saka, associate professor at Istanbul Bilgi University, on “Social Media and Politics in Turkey: A Journey Through Citizen Journalism, Political Trolling and Fake News” (Lexington).

    The book looks at the transformation of social media use in Turkey over the years, as well as the government crackdown on social media platforms and users.

    Become a Turkey Book Talk member to support the podcast and get English and Turkish transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the archive, a 35% discount on over 100 Turkey/Ottoman history books published by IB Tauris, and an archive of over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history, journalism and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854

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    • 29 min
    Ayhan Kaya on migration from Turkey to Europe, past and present

    Ayhan Kaya on migration from Turkey to Europe, past and present

    Ayhan Kaya, Professor of Politics and Jean Monnet Chair at the Department of International Relations at Istanbul Bilgi University, on “Turkish Origin Migrants and Their Descendants: Hyphenated Identities in Transnational Space” (Palgrave Macmillan).

    Particularly looking at migration from Turkey to Europe since the 1960s, Kaya argues that home and host countries have increasingly defined migrants within rigid, religiously-defined boundaries, with ambivalent results.

    Become a Turkey Book Talk member to support the podcast and get English and Turkish transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the archive, access to a 35% discount on over 100 Turkey/Ottoman history books published by IB Tauris, and an archive of over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history, journalism and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854

    • 29 min
    Mike Giglio on reporting the rise and fall of ISIS from Turkey, Syria and Iraq

    Mike Giglio on reporting the rise and fall of ISIS from Turkey, Syria and Iraq

    Mike Giglio, staff writer at The Atlantic, on "Shatter the Nations: ISIS and the War for the Caliphate" (Public Affairs). The book describes Giglio's years reporting on the rise and fall of ISIS from Turkey, Syria and Iraq, including time embedded on the front line with Iraqi special forces and the Syrian Kurdish YPG.

    Become a Turkey Book Talk member to support the podcast and get English and Turkish transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the archive, access to a 35% discount on over 400 Turkey/Ottoman history books published by IB Tauris, and an archive of over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history, journalism and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854

    • 35 min
    Bilge Yabancı on youth groups cultivating Turkey's religious nationalism

    Bilge Yabancı on youth groups cultivating Turkey's religious nationalism

    Bilge Yabancı, Marie Curie Fellow at the University of Graz's Centre of Southeast European Studies, on her paper “Work for the Nation, Obey the State, Praise the Ummah: Turkey’s Government-oriented Youth Organizations in Cultivating a New Nation”, which appeared in the journal Ethnopolitics.

    Based on original fieldwork conducted over almost two years, the article explores the often umbilical relationship between the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) and over a dozen youth organisations that share its goal of shepherding Turkey down a religious, nationalist, conservative course.

    Become a Turkey Book Talk member to support the podcast and get English and Turkish transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the archive, access to a 35% discount on over 400 Turkey/Ottoman history books published by IB Tauris, and an archive of over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history, journalism and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854

    • 35 min
    Caner Yelbaşı on the Circassians in Turkey and the Ottoman Empire

    Caner Yelbaşı on the Circassians in Turkey and the Ottoman Empire

    Caner Yelbaşı, researcher in history at Mardin Artuklu University, on “The Circassians in Turkey: War, Violence and Nationalism from the Ottomans to Atatürk” (IB Tauris/Bloomsbury). The book describes the course of Circassians in the Ottoman Empire and Turkey after they were driven from their north Caucasus homeland by the Russian Empire in the 19th century.

    Become a Turkey Book Talk member to support the podcast and get English and Turkish transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the archive, access to a 35% discount on over 400 Turkey/Ottoman history books published by IB Tauris, and an archive of over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history, journalism and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854

    • 24 min

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