40 episodes

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

Turkey Book Talk William Armstrong

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

    Magdalena Zaborowska on James Baldwin's Turkish decade

    Magdalena Zaborowska on James Baldwin's Turkish decade

    Magdalena Zaborowska, professor of literature at the University of Michigan, on "James Baldwin's Turkish Decade: Erotics of Exile" (Duke University Press). The book looks at the great African American author's extensive periods living and working in Istanbul from 1961 to 1971.

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

    • 44 min
    Serhun Al on the historical origins of Turkey's Kurdish question

    Serhun Al on the historical origins of Turkey's Kurdish question

    Serhun Al on the historical origins of Turkey's Kurdish issue and the latest crackdown on the Kurdish movement.

    Al is assistant professor at Izmir Economics University, co-editor of “Comparative Kurdish Politics in the Middle East” (Palgrave Macmillan), and author of “Patterns of Nationhood and Saving the State in Turkey” (Routledge) as well as a number of academic articles on the Kurdish issue.

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    • 46 min
    Oya Dursun-Özkanca on Turkey's foreign policy after Covid-19

    Oya Dursun-Özkanca on Turkey's foreign policy after Covid-19

    Oya Dursun-Özkanca, professor of political science at Elizabethtown College, on her book “Turkey-West Relations: The Politics of Intra-Alliance Opposition” (Cambridge University Press) and Ankara's grand ambitions for the post-coronavirus world.

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

    • 37 min
    Ünver Rüstem on the Baroque in Istanbul and Ottoman rise and decline

    Ünver Rüstem on the Baroque in Istanbul and Ottoman rise and decline

    Ünver Rüstem, assistant professor at Johns Hopkins University, on "Ottoman Baroque: The Architectural Refashioning of Eighteenth-Century Istanbul" (Princeton University Press).

    The book examines the adoption of Baroque and rococo styles in Istanbul mosques between 1740 and 1800, looking at how this fits into - or perhaps questions - popular ideas of Ottoman decline and Western influence.

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

    • 45 min
    Michael Wuthrich on main opposition mayors and populism in Turkey

    Michael Wuthrich on main opposition mayors and populism in Turkey

    Michael Wuthrich, assistant professor of political science at the University of Kansas, on "The Pushback Against Populism: Running on 'Radical Love' in Turkey", co-authored with Melvyn Ingleby and published in the April 2020 edition of the Journal of Democracy.

    The article examines the main opposition Republican People's Party's (CHP) successful local election campaigns in major Turkish cities in 2019, when it applied sophisticated methods outlined by strategist Ateş İlyas Başsoy to counter the government's populism

    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. patreon.com/user?u=2998854

    • 41 min
    Şeyda Çetin and Ebru Esra Satıcı on Ukrainian artist Alexis Gritchenko's Istanbul years, 1919-21

    Şeyda Çetin and Ebru Esra Satıcı on Ukrainian artist Alexis Gritchenko's Istanbul years, 1919-21

    Curators Şeyda Çetin and Ebru Esra Satıcı discuss the Meşher gallery's exhibition on Ukrainian painter Alexis Gritchenko's years in Istanbul from 1919 to 1921.

    Gritchenko produced over 600 works while living in the occupied city, to which thousands of White Russians fled after the First World War and the Russian Revolution.

    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

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

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13 Ratings

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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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