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Turkish Studies Research Group

Turkish Studies Research Group

The Turkish Studies Research Group is an interdisciplinary network and forum for the study of the history, politics and culture of Modern Turkey within Middle Eastern Studies (IMES). It brings together staff and research students working on a variety of themes that relate to the study of modern Turkey. It will offer seminars, guest lectures and workshops as well as being a hub for debate and dialogue for both students and researchers at King’s and beyond so that researchers may exchange ideas and expertise in their topics.

The Group will operate a mailing list and a social network page to share information, events and opportunities pertaining to Turkish studies with interested parties both inside and outside of the College.


New Project:

Dr Simon Waldman together with Aslihan Agaoglu, a PhD student at the Institute, have launched new project named "Talking Turkey”. The project features on the Institute of Middle Eastern Studies Blog. “Talking Turkey”, an initiative of IMES’ Turkish Studies Research Group (to be officially launched next month). “Talking Turkey” is a interview series where Aslihan conducts interviews with Turkish policy makers and public figures. 

In this first instalment Aslihan interviews Mevlut Cavusoglu, the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs. Please see the link below. There will be a new interview every month. We are currently trying to arrange an interview with the leader of the opposition Kemal Kilicdaroglu for the next instalment.


Launch of Launch of the Turkish Studies Research Group at IMES

Thursday 4 December

Aykan Erdemir (CHP Deputy of the Turkish Grand National Assembly)

The New Turkey

K1.28, 18:00-19:30PM

Forthcoming Publications:

Turkish Politics in a Post-Military Era (Simon A. Waldman and Emre Caliskan, Hurst, Forthcoming)


  • Dr Simon A. Waldman


  • Dr Simon A. Waldman (MEMS, King's)
  • Professor Martin Stokes (Department of Music, King's)

PhD Students:

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