Dr A Erdi Öztürk

Dr. Ahmet Erdi Öztürk is a lecturer of politics and international relations at London Metropolitan University. Between 2021-2023 he will work as Marie Sklodowska-Curie fellow at Coventry University in the UK and GIGA in Germany. He is also an associate researcher (Chercheur Associé) at Institut Français d'Études Anatoliennes, non-residence scholar at ELIAMEP’s Turkey Programme, co-editor of Edinburgh University Press’ Series on Modern Turkey and editor of International Journal of Religion. He was a Swedish Institute Pre and Post-Doctoral Fellow at Institute for Research on Migration, Ethnicity and Society (REMESO), at Linköping University, Scholar in Residence at the University of Notre Dame’s Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies. He is the author of more than 20 peer-review journal articles, numerous policy reports, opinion pieces and co-editor of four special issues on religion and politics and Turkish politics. Dr. Öztürk is the co editor of Authoritarina Politics in Turkey: Elections, Resistance and the AKP (IB Tauris 2017), Ruin or Resilience? The Future of the Gulen Movement in Transnational Political Exile (Routledge 2018) and Islam, Populism and Regime Change in Turkey (Routledge 2019). His first solo-authored book, Religion, Identity and Power: Turkey and the Balkans in the Twenty-First Century will be published by Edinburgh University in early 2021. He is a regular contributor to media outlets such as Open Democracy, The Conversation, Huffington Post and France 24

Ahmet Erdi Ozturk, Lecturer in International Relations and Politics BA (Hons)

Dr A Erdi Öztürk

Research interests

Politics of Middle, Religion and Global Politics, Nationalism, Theories of Nationalism, Ethnicity and Identity, East-Southeast Europe and Continental Europe, Comparative Political Regimes, Politics of Power and Identity, Religion and Global Politics, Democratisation and Authoritarianism, Religious Movements, Institutions and Political Parties, Religion and Conflict Resolution, Foreign Policy Analysis, New Diaspora Movements.

 

Erdi’s research interests include:

  • religion and global politics
  • history of contemporary Turkey
  • politics of the Middle East, Europe and the Balkans
  • theories of international relations and democratisation
  • migration and kin policies

He would welcome any research applications in these areas.

Books

  • 2021 Religion, Identity and Power: Turkey and the Balkans in the Twenty-First Century, Edinburgh University Press.
  • 2019 Islam-Populism-Regime Change in Turkey: Making and re-Making of the AKP, Routledge, ISBN: 978-0-367-40534-2.
  • 2017 Authoritarian Politics in Turkey: Elections, Resistance and the AKP, (eds. Bahar Başer & Ahmet Erdi Öztürk) I.B. Tauris: London.

Special issues

  • 2020 Politics of Religious Dissent, (eds. Jeffrey Haynes, Ahmet Erdi Öztürk, Eric M. Trinka) International Journal of Religion, Vol. 1. No. 1
  • Erdogan’s Turkey, (eds. Hakan Yavuz & Ahmet Erdi Öztürk), Middle East Critique, Vol 29, issue 3;
  • 2019 Islam-Populism-Regime Change in Turkey: Making and re-Making of the AKP, Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 19. No. 1. (with Hakan Yavuz)
  • 2018 The Future of the Gülen Movement – Decline in Exile or Phoenix from the Ashes?, the Journal of Politics, Religion and Ideology, Vol. 19, No. 1.
  • 2018 Religion as a Foreign Policy Tool Scrutinising the Multi-Dimensional Roles of Turkey’s Diyanet Abroad, European Journal of Turkish Studies (with Samim Akgonul)

Journal articles

  • 2020 The Ambivalence of Turkish Soft Power in Southeast Europe, in Border Crossing, Vol.10, No.2, pp.111-128, 
  • 2019 The View from Next Door: Greek-Turkish Relations after the Coup Attempt in Turkey, in the Journal of International Spectator, (with Bahar Baser and Nikos Christofis).
  • 2019 An Alternative Reading of Religion and Authoritarianism: The New Logic Between Religion and State in the AKP’s New Turkey, in Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 19, no 1
  • 2019 Turkish Secularism and Islam under the Reign of Erdoğan, in Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 19, no. 1
  • 2018 Transformation of the Turkish Diyanet both at Home and Abroad: Three Stages, in European Journal of Turkish Studies;
  • 2018 A Frame for Turkey’s Foreign Policy via the Diyanet in the Balkans, with Istar Gözaydın, in the Journal of Muslims in Europe, Vol. 7, Issue 3, pp. 331-350.
  • 2018 Lack of self-confidence of the authoritarian regimes and academic freedom: the case of İştar Gözaydın from Turkey, in the Journal of European Political Science.
  • 2018 From ‘diaspora by design’ to transnational political exile: The Gülen Movement in transition, in the Journal of Politics, Religion and Ideology, Vol. 19, No. 1, pp.33-52.
  • 2018 The future of the Gülen Movement in political exile: Introduction to the special issue, With, in the Journal of Politics, Religion and Ideology, Vol. 19, . 1, pp. 1-10. Diyanet as a Turkish Foreign Policy Tool: Evidence from the Netherlands and Bulgaria, with Semiha Sözeri in the Journal of Politics and Religion.
  • 2017 Redefinition of state apparatuses: AKP’s formal-informal networks in the online realm, with Dağhan Irak in the Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies.
  • 2017 Turkey’s Draft Constitutional Amendments: A Critical Perspective, with İştar Gözaydın, in Journal of Research and Policy on Turkey, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 210-224.
  • 2017 Delectation or Hegemony: Turkey's Religious Actors in South-Eastern Europe and Central Asia, in the Journal of EUXEINOS- Culture and Governance in the Black Sea Region, Vol. 23, no. 1, pp. 15-24.
  • 2017 Academics for Peace in Turkey: A Case of Criminalizing Dissent via Counterterrorism Discourse, with Bahar Başer & Samim Akgönül in the Journal of Critical Studies on Terrorism
  • 2016 Turkey’s Diyanet under AKP Rule: From Protector to Imposer of State Ideology, in Journal of Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, Vol. 16, no. 4, pp. 619-633.
  • 2014 The Presidential Election in Turkey: History and Future Expectations, in Contemporary Southeastern Europe, Vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 110-118.

Book chapters

  • 2019 (forthcoming), “Diyanet Activities in Prisons” with İştar Gözaydın, Prison and Religion (eds. Julia Martinez Arino and Anne-Laure Zwiling) Springer.
  • 2019 “Turkey in the Western Balkans under AKP rule: Forced Marriage or Marriage of Convenience” with Samim Akgönül, External Orientation of Western Balkan Countries, (eds. Florian Bieber and Nikolaos Tzifakis) Routledge, pp. 225-240.
  • 2018 “Turkey Chapter”, Yearbook of Muslim in Europe Vol. 10 (eds. Oliver Scharbrodt, Jorgen Nielsen, Samim Akgönül) Brill, pp. 674-689.
  • 2018 “Academics for Peace in Turkey: A Case of Criminalizing Dissent via Counterterrorism Discourse”, with Bahar Başer & Samim Akgönül, in Critical Terrorism Studies at Ten: Contributions, Cases and Future Challenges, 11th Edition (eds. Richard Jackson, Harmonie Toros, Lee Jarvis and Charlotte Heath-Kelly), Routledge.
  • 2018 “Turkey’s Diyanet under AKP Rule: From Protector to Imposer of State Ideology” in Exit from Democracy: Illiberal Governance in Turkey and Beyond (eds. Kerem Öktem and Karabekir Akkoyunlu) Routledge, pp. 151-168.
  • 2017 “Turkey Chapter”, Yearbook of Muslim in Europe Vol. 9 (eds. Oliver Scharbrodt, Jorgen Nielsen, Samim Akgönül) Brill, pp. 679-695.
  • 2017 “Is it Curtains for Turkish Democracy?” with Bahar Başer, Authoritarian Politics in Turkey: Elections, Resistance and the AKP, (eds. Bahar Baser & Ahmet Erdi Öztürk) I.B. Tauris/
  • 2017 “Turkey’s Policies Based on Religion in the Balkans: A Useful Glue for Societies” with İştar Gözaydın in, Laboratory Western Balkans: Regime Cha(lle)nge, Peter Lang Edition, pp. 133-149.

 

 

  • 2020 European Commission’s Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships, Horizon
  • 2020 Framework Programme (97 out of 100). (224 933.76 EUR--between 2021 February-2023 February)
  • Conference Travel Grant to cover costs of speaking at the International Studies Association (ISA), Annual Convention Hawaii. (720 Dollars). Research Grant of London Metropolitan University, Internal Grant (1000 Pounds).
  • 2019 Swedish Institute Research Grant Swedish-Turkish Research Programme (252.000 SEK). Conference Travel Grant to cover costs of speaking at the International Studies Association (ISA), Annual Convention Toronto. (720 Dollars).
  • 2018 Swedish Institute Research Grant, Swedish-Turkish Research Programme (180.000 SEK). Conference Travel Grant to cover costs of speaking at the International Studies Association (ISA), Annual Convention San Francisco. (750 Dollars)
  • 2017 Conference Travel Grant to cover of speaking at Buffett Institute for Global Studies, Keyman 2017 Annual Conference. (1.500 Pounds) Gladstone Library Writing Retreat Grant, The Ernest Walder Memorial Scholarship.
  • Conference Travel Grant to cover costs of speaking, The British Society for Middle Eastern Studies (BRISMES) Annual Convention. (1000 Pound)
  • Research grant to conduct field work, University of Strasbourg, DRES-CNRS. (3.000 Euros)
  • Conference Travel Grant to cover costs of speaking at the International Studies Association (ISA), Annual Convention 2017, Baltimore. (750 Dollar)
  • 2016 Field Work Travel Grant, University of Strasbourg, DRES-CNRS. (4.000 Euros)

Dr A Erdi Ozturk
Lecturer in International Relations and Politics
e.ozturk@londonmet.ac.uk