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Sinan Ciddi
Sinan Ciddi is an expert on Turkish domestic politics and foreign policy. He obtained his Ph.D. from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in 2007 in the field of Political Science. Ciddi continues to author scholarly articles, opinion pieces and book chapters on contemporary Turkish politics and foreign policy, as well as participate in media appearances. In addition to his teaching and research responsibilities at Georgetown, Ciddi also serves as the Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies.

Ciddi was born in Turkey and educated in the United Kingdom. He was previously an instructor at Sabanci University between 2004-2008 and completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the same institution between 2007-2008. Distinct from his articles and opinion editorials, Ciddi’s book titled Kemalism in Turkish Politics: The Republican People’s Party: Secularism and Nationalism (Routledge, January 2009) focuses on the electoral weakness of the Republican People’s Party.

Between 2008-2011, he established the Turkish Studies program at the University of Florida’s Center for European Studies.

Entries by Sinan Ciddi

The End of Turkey's Experiment With Democracy

(4) Comments | Posted November 16, 2015 | 4:13 PM

A broad consensus is emerging among observers that the process and outcome of Turkey's parliamentary elections on November 1 accurately reflected voter preferences. At least, that is the message that we are being given by individual election monitors at ballot boxes and independent monitoring bodies such as Oy ve Otesi...

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Turkey's Dark Clouds for Election Year 2014

(4) Comments | Posted August 8, 2013 | 1:58 PM

On August 5, the Istanbul court overseeing the highly controversial and long dragged-out Ergenekon case in Turkey delivered its verdict on individuals charged with belonging to a "terrorist organization" deemed to have been "plotting to subvert the activities of, and bring down the democratically elected government of Turkey by way...

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The Changing Channels of Political Participation: The Gezi Protests in Turkey

(1) Comments | Posted June 11, 2013 | 4:48 PM

The channels of political participation in Turkey has been radically altered over the last two weeks. To speak of a Turkish Spring is inaccurate, but one direct contagion from the widespread and tumultuous Arab revolutions is the role of social media and its impact on popular political participation. Put simply,...

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Who Governs? A Serious Problem for Turkey's Justice and Development Party

(1) Comments | Posted June 6, 2013 | 2:43 PM

The ongoing protests in Turkey, which began in Istanbul's Gezi Park, appear to be transforming into a nightmare scenario for the governing Justice and Development Party of Turkey (Adalet ve Kalkinma Partisi-AKP). What began as an attempt to prevent the culling of trees by a handful of individuals in a...

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