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Umut Özkırımlı
Umut Özkırımlı is Professor of Contemporary Turkey Studies at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies (CMES), Lund University. He is also an Honorary Professor in Europe, Nationalism and Globalization at the Center for Modern European Studies (CEMES), University of Copenhagen; a Senior Fellow at Istanbul Policy Center, Sabanci University; and a Research Associate of LSEE (Research on South East Europe), The European Insitute, The London School of Economics. He is the author of Theories of Nationalism: A Critical Introduction (Palgrave Macmillan, 2000); Contemporary Debates on Nationalism: A Critical Engagement (Palgrave Macmillan, 2005); Tormented by History: Nationalism in Greece and Turkey (with Spyros A. Sofos, Hurst & Co. and Oxford University Press, 2008); and the editor of Nationalism and its Futures (Palgrave Macmillan, 2003). His most recent publications are Nationalism in the Troubled Triangle: Cyprus, Greece and Turkey (edited with Ayhan Aktar and Niyazi Kızılyürek, Palgrave Macmillan, 2010) and the second revised and extended edition of Theories of Nationalism (Palgrave Macmillan, 2010). He is currently editing a book series on “Islam and Nationalism” (with Spyros A. Sofos) for Palgrave Macmillan. He is also working on a series of articles and a monograph in Turkish on nationalism, multiculturalism and the politics of recognition in the context of the “Kurdish question” in Turkey; and a project funded by the Swedish Research Council and Riksbankens Jubileumsfond on the relevance of the Turkish and Nordic experiences to political transitions in the MENA region. His next book, The Making of a Protest Movement in Turkey: #occupygezi (edited collection), will be published by Palgrave Pivot in March 2014.

Entries by Umut Özkırımlı

Stoking the Fire: Anti-Semitism and Intellectuals in Today's Turkey

(1) Comments | Posted September 8, 2014 | 4:52 PM

That the latest Israeli assault on Gaza which claimed the lives of close to 2,000 Palestinians (the figures vary depending on which side is reporting) has led to a veritable outburst of anti-semitism in Turkey is not in itself surprising. Ethnic minorities have always been a thorn in the political...

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The "Three Turkeys": Making Sense of 30 March Local Elections

(0) Comments | Posted April 8, 2014 | 5:56 PM

Yes, the vote count is still contested in several municipalities and districts, including the capital Ankara which remains as the main bone of contention between Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's Justice and Development Party (AKP) and the opposition Republican People's Party (CHP). Yes, power cuts were reported on the night...

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Erdoğan Running Amok: Turkey and the Politics of Polarization

(0) Comments | Posted March 19, 2014 | 3:58 PM

Tens of thousands took to the streets across Turkey on Tuesday, 11 March, following the death of the 15 year old Berkin Elvan who had been in a coma for 269 days after being hit by a gas canister during the Gezi protests in June. "You slept, but you woke...

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