100 episodes

Conversations with journalists, academics and writers on Turkey and its region. New episode every two weeks.

Turkey Book Talk William Armstrong

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Conversations with journalists, academics and writers on Turkey and its region. New episode every two weeks.

    İlkay Yılmaz on the origins of the Ottoman Turkish security state

    İlkay Yılmaz on the origins of the Ottoman Turkish security state

    İlkay Yılmaz, research associate in the Friedrich-Meinecke-Institute at the Free University of Berlin, on “Ottoman Passports: Security and Geographic Mobility, 1876-1908” (Syracuse University Press).

    The book examines how paranoia about nationalist, anarchist and revolutionary movements spread during the era of Abdulhamid II, prompting the introduction of various new methods to control and restrict subjects of the Ottoman state.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk on Patreon. Members get a 35% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and links to articles related to each episode.

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    • 32 min
    Alexander Christie-Miller on Turkey and the people of Istanbul’s historic walls

    Alexander Christie-Miller on Turkey and the people of Istanbul’s historic walls

    Alexander Christie-Miller on “To The City: Life and Death Along the Ancient Walls of Istanbul” (William Collins).

    Alexander worked for many years as the Times of London’s Turkey correspondent. His book is a sophisticated meditation on contemporary life and politics in the country. It combines historical, political and environmental ruminations with vivid portraits of people living in the neighbourhoods around Istanbul’s historic city walls.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk on Patreon. Members get a 35% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and links to articles related to each episode. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 44 min
    Tuğba Tekerek on the crisis in Turkish academia

    Tuğba Tekerek on the crisis in Turkish academia

    Tuğba Tekerek, journalist and author, on “Taşra Üniversiteleri - AK Parti’nin Arka Kampüsü” (Provincial Universities: The AK Party’s Backyard Campus), published by İletişim.

    The book examines the impact of the government’s push to open over 100 universities across Turkey over the past two decades. It paints a picture of falling academic standards but increased outlets for the ruling party’s religious nationalist ideology.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk on Patreon. Members get a 35% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and links to articles related to each episode. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 38 min
    Timur Hammond on religion and change in Istanbul

    Timur Hammond on religion and change in Istanbul

    Timur Hammond, Assistant Professor of Geography and the Environment at Syracuse University, on “Placing Islam: Geographies of Connection in Twentieth-Century Istanbul” (University of California Press).

    The book is a sociological and historical study tracing the changing character of Istanbul’s Eyüpsultan district, its industrial and commercial history, and its role in the emergence of political Islam in Turkey.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk on Patreon. Members get a 35% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and links to related content with each episode. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 36 min
    İlkim Büke Okyar on Arabs in Turkish popular culture

    İlkim Büke Okyar on Arabs in Turkish popular culture

    İlkim Büke Okyar, associate professor in political science and international relations at Yeditepe University, on “Arabs in Turkish Political Cartoons, 1876-1950: National Self and Non-National Other” (Syracuse University Press).

    The conversation addresses how Arabs are typically viewed in Turkish popular culture, as well as examining the impact of the influx of millions of Syrian migrants since 2011 and the Israel-Gaza war.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 35% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history and politics. https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 32 min
    Berk Esen on the future of Turkey’s opposition and the fate of its democracy

    Berk Esen on the future of Turkey’s opposition and the fate of its democracy

    Berk Esen, associate professor of political science and international relations at Istanbul’s Sabanci University, on the troubled future of Turkey’s democracy and the challenges facing its opposition parties heading into 2024.

    Berk is a prolific commentator and sophisticated scholar of Turkish politics, recently co-authoring “Turkey’s New Regime: Competitive Authoritarianism” (Iletisim) along with Hakan Yavuzyilmaz and Sebnem Gumuscu.

    Become a member to support Turkey Book Talk. Members get a 35% discount on all Turkey/Ottoman History books published by IB Tauris/Bloomsbury, transcripts of every interview, transcripts of the whole archive, and over 200 reviews covering Turkish and international fiction, history and politics.https://www.patreon.com/user?u=2998854&fan_landing=true

    • 49 min

Customer Reviews

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27 Ratings

AntoineFF Human Tank ,

Thank You

Just finished my first ep and it definitely was worth the time. Some of the things I had known already but it was great to get a bit more detail the Africans here and their journey. Well done William.

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Harika

Türkiye çalışanlar için çok faydalı bir kaynak. Her bölüm ilginç tartışmalar içeriyor, yeni ve önemli okumaları keşfediyorsunuz. Özellikle literatürü çok yakından takip etmiyorsanız baya kullanışlı.

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