The Center for Middle Eastern Studies presents
Author (with Simon Waldman) of The 'New Turkey' and its Discontents
Emre Çalışkan is reading for a DPhil in International Relations at St Antony’s College at the 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 Turkey’s transnational Islam, Turkish foreign policy, and Islamic NGOs in International Relations. He holds an MA in Middle East and Mediterranean Studies from King’s College London and is the co-author, with Simon A. Waldman, of The ‘New Turkey’ and its Discontents (2015) which assesses social, religious and political polarisation under Recep Erdoğan’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 Türkiye Radyo Televizyon (TRT), as a foreign correspondent based in Ankara, Damascus, Beijing and London. His commentaries are picked up by Open Democracy, Al Monitor and Haaretz. Emre is currently working on a co-authored paper (with Pooya Razavian) for CSIA which focuses on contemporary debates within the Turkish Islamic sphere.
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