The Turkish Politics Specialist Group brings together scholars, researchers and academics interested in studying or hearing about Turkish politics.  The group holds workshops, seminars and panels, both in and out of the PSA Annual Conference. It builds on the already existing network of experts within the PSA and will include researchers at all stages of their career whose interests cover the historical and contemporary politics of Turkey, broadly defined. The group is committed to engaging with cutting-edge empirical and theoretical research that enlightens our understanding of Turkey. Key areas of interest include, but are not limited to, democratisation and autocratisation, electoral politics, institutional change, the media, civil society, security and conflict, and foreign policy.  It is also one of the missions of the group to place Turkey in comparative perspective both within its neighbourhood and beyond. Through our events and up-to-date blog posts, we will facilitate and expand opportunities for network building and collaborative research. 

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Begüm Zorlu 

Role: Co-Convenor and Chair
Institution: City, University of London


Buğra Güngör

Role: Co-Convenor and Treasurer
Institution: Genenva Graduate Institute


Özlem Kayhan Pusane

Role: International Officer
Institution: Işık University


Seçkin Sertdemir Özdemir

Role: Events Officer
Institution: University of Turku

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