New Call for Applications for Research Lab Fellowships

Call for Applications

Research Lab: Constitutional Politics in Turkey

Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ece Göztepe-Çelebi, Bilkent Üniversitesi, Ankara

The Research Lab now invites applications for short-term funding from researchers who want to receive financial support for their MA thesis or partial support for their PhD project or post-doctoral research.

See our Call for Applications.

Three-part-series on the constitutional reform in Turkey on Verfassungsblog

Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff, Felix Petersen, Dr. Zeynep Yanasmayan and Maria Haimerl have written a 3-part series on the constitutional reform in Turkey on Verfassungsblog. Fascinating read!

Steinsdorff, Silvia von (2017): Presidentialism á la Turca or what? The (missing) logic behind the constitutional amendments, VerfBlog, 2017/2/13.

Petersen, Felix/Yanasmayan, Zeynep (2017): The Final Trick? Separation of Powers, Checks and Balances, and the Recomposition of the Turkish state, VerfBlog, 2017/1/28.

Haimerl, Maria (2017): The Turkish Constiutional Court under the Amended Constitution, VerfBlog, 2017/1/27.



2017 Amendment Proposal to the Turkish Constitution

On 21st of January, the Turkish parliament approved a constitutional amendment that will, pending the public referendum to be held in spring of this year, introduce major changes to the current parliamentary system and empower the President of the Republic as head of the executive. In order to provide the full extent of these changes to the international followers of current affairs in Turkey, we prepared a comparative table of all of the amendments in English. This translation is based on the amendment proposals as published by the Turkish Bar Association.

Continue Reading

Conference Constitutional Politics in Turkey

Spring 2016 Constitutional Politics – A Conference at the New School

  • Panel 1: Constitution Making in Turkey: Past, Present and Future
  • Panel 2: ‘Abusive’ Constitutionalism: Perspectives from Turkey
  • Panel 3: Hegemonic Preserver or Guardian of the Constitution: The Constitutional Court of Turkey
  • Closing Roundtable: A Way out of the Authoritarian Trap: Constitutional Prospects of Turkey

Date and Time: Friday March 4, 2016, 10.00 a.m.- 6.00 p.m.
6E 16th St 10th Fl Room: D1009 NEW YORK, NY

more information here