Ph.D. candidate in Political Science, University of Tübingen
Junior Visiting Fellow
(January – March 2015)
Beyond Protests and Corruption Scandals: Turkey’s Democratic Future and Changing International Relations
In recent years, Turkey’s much celebrated democratic consolidation lost its momentum. The government has widened its control over the judiciary and constrained civil liberties. The increasingly authoritarian behavior of the government, especially after the Gezi Park protests and corruption scandals in 2013, along with challenges in foreign policy alienate
citizens and threaten the country’s stability. My project seeks to analyze the interplay between the developments in domestic and international politics and their impact on Turkish democracy.