In recent years, Turkey has used G20 meetings as part of its ‘the World is Bigger than Five’ campaign launched by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to criticise the structure of…
Emre Caliskan is a PhD candidate in International Relations at St Antony’s College, University of Oxford. His dissertation explores the role of Turkish Islamic non-state actors in Turkey’s foreign policy making in Sub-Saharan Africa. His other interests include transnational Islam, and Islam in Africa. He holds an MA in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College, University of London and is the co-author, with Simon Waldman, of The ‘New Turkey’ and its Discontents (2017) which assesses social, religious and political polarisation under President Erdogan’s AKP and the likely consequences for Turkey’s evolution. A Turkish analyst and freelance journalist, Emre has worked for the BBC Turkish service, Cumhuriyet, Newsweek Turkey and the Turkish public broadcaster TRT, as a foreign correspondent based in Ankara, Damascus, Beijing and London. He has given numerous interviews on British and International media (including Financial Times, Economist, BBC, AP, Voice of America, and Russia Today) He has also been working a freelance political and business consultant on Turkey related issues.
Recep Tayyip Erdoğan won the second round of Turkey's presidential elections, extending his 21-year rule for another five years. Despite the two deadly earthquakes that hit Turkey in February and…Article by Emre Caliskan
Turkey’s strong man Recep Tayyip Erdoğan faces the biggest elections challenge for the first time over his two-decade rule. Whether Erdoğan wins or loses, Turkey is likely to face political…Article by Emre Caliskan