Contributions of Fellows

Here you find contributions of Fellows.

Is Europeanization in Turkey alive and kicking? The mobilization of European human rights discourse in the constitution-writing
by Zeynep Yanasmayan PhD (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

Constitution-Making in Turkey – the Presidentialism debate in the Parliament and in the CRC through the lens of the media between 2011 and 2013
by Gözde Böcü (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Mercator Research Fellow

The Tragedy of the 2015 Turkish Elections
by Dr. Ertug Tombuş, Mercator Postdoctoral Fellow

The Deep State and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey
by Mehtap Söyler, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Mercator Postdoctoral Fellow

What`s the time in Turkey?
by Gözde Böcü (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Mercator Research Fellow

2017 Amendment Proposal to the Turkish Constitution
translated by Zeynep Yanasmayan PhD (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin) and Canan Pour-Norouz

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European human rights discourse and constitution-writing

Is Europeanization in Turkey alive and kicking? The mobilization of European human rights discourse in the constitution-writing by Zeynep Yanasmayan PhD (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); The adoption of new constitutions in the former communist Eastern and Central European states and more recently in the Arab world gave rise to a resurgence of the field of constitution-writing. … Continue reading European human rights discourse and constitution-writing

Constitution-Making in Turkey

Constitution-Making in Turkey – the Presidentialism debate in the Parliament and in the CRC through the lens of the media between 2011 and 2013 by Gözde Böcü (Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin); Mercator Research Fellow Turkey is in need of a new constitution and undertook efforts to rewrite the constitution between 2011 and 2013, after a two-year … Continue reading Constitution-Making in Turkey

What’s the time in Turkey?

By Gözde Böcü The outcome of the November 1 snap elections in Turkey brought the AKP (the ‘Justice and Development Party’) back to power with 49.5% of the votes. What looked like a decline in power for the AKP in June now seems more like a resurrection of the party, led by Prime Minister Ahmet … Continue reading What’s the time in Turkey?

The Deep State and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey

By Mehtap Söyler My single case study “The Deep State and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey” traces the within-case temporal variation of the state (formation, consolidation, and breakdown) from the 17th century Ottoman Empire to the contemporary Turkish Republic. It generates an analytical framework of a path-dependent phenomenon called “deep state” and discusses the conditions for … Continue reading The Deep State and Democratic Consolidation in Turkey

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