This forum is devoted to discussion and research of topics to be summarized under the broader label “Politics and Law in Turkey”.
The publication is established through the research cooperation of an interdisciplinary group of researchers from Germany and Turkey, who have been working in the past three years on constitutional politics in Turkey, and here especially on the constitutional court and its jurisdiction and political role.
The department for Comparative Studies of Democracy (Prof. Dr. Silvia von Steinsdorff) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin in cooperation with the Faculty of Law (Prof. Dr. Ece Göztepe Celebi) at Bilkent Üniversitesi in Ankara, has established a research lab for scholars working on constitutional politics in Turkey in 2014. This project “Research Lab: Constitutional Politics in Turkey” is part of the programme “Blickwechsel: Contemporary Turkey Studies”, funded by Stiftung Mercator.
The research cooperation aims for interdisciplinary analysis, and seeks to integrate and merge debates, discussion, and research perspectives from both social science/politial science and legal scholarship.
The Publication “Politics and Law in Turkey” follows this spirit and also seeks to provide an interdisciplinary perspective.