Op-Eds, Policy Briefs, and Interviews (in English)

  1. “Referendum Triggers Turkish Vitriol against Kurds – and Jews” FDD Policy Brief, September 29, 2017.
  2. “Why is Turkey so disjointed over the Iraqi Kurds” The Washington Post, September 21, 2017.
  3. “Turkish Officials Charged in Iran Sanctions-Busting Case” FDD Policy Brief, September 15, 2017.
  4. “Turkish Public Lender Joins Erdogan’s Washington Lobbying Spree” FDD Policy Brief, September 1, 2017. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  5. “Turkey Trumps Up the Charges against the Imprisoned U.S. Pastor” FDD Policy Brief, August 25, 2017.
  6. “Turkey’s Drift from the West: From Transactionalism to Hostility” War on the Rocks, August 17, 2017. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  7. “Turkey’s economy: The next casualty of Erdoğan’s state of emergency” Politico Europe, August 13, 2017.
  8. “Istanbul’s Iconic Synagogue Besieged by Islamist Nationalists” FDD Policy Brief, July 21, 2017.
  9. “‘For Erdogan, personal interest trumps national interest’: Former Turkish Member of Parliament” Hard News Foreign Policy, July 18, 2017. [Interview by Abeer Kapoor]
  10. “Turkey Defies Coup, But Not One-Man Rule” FDD Policy Brief, July 14, 2017. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  11. “Millions Demand Justice in Turkey” FDD Policy Brief, July 11, 2017. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  12. “Turkey’s Patchwork Foreign Policy” Foreign Affairs, July 5, 2017. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  13. “Why Turkey Chose Qatar” The National Interest, June 25, 2017. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  14. “A Turkish TV blockbuster reveals Erdogan’s conspiratorial, anti-Semitic worldview” The Washington Post, May 15, 2017. [coauthored with Oren Kessler]
  15. “Turkish Airstrikes Complicate Campaign Against IS” FDD Policy Brief, April 27, 2017.
  16. “Turkey’s Inconclusive Referendum” FDD Policy Brief, April 17, 2017. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  17. “Turkish Referendum Passes: Erdogan Solidifies Power,” The Cipher Brief, April 15, 2017.
  18. “U.S. Arrests Senior Turkish Banker for Sanctions-Busting” FDD Policy Brief, March 28, 2017. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  19. “Turkey’s bizarre witch hunt against the media” The Washington Post, March 2, 2017. [coauthored with Cenk Sidar]
  20. “Erdogan Builds a Parallel Budget” FDD Policy Brief, February 10, 2017.
  21. “Erdogan’s Newfound Partners: Russia and Iran” FDD Policy Brief, January 31, 2017.
  22. “Erdogan’s Further Consolidation of Power Would Cement Turkey’s Demise” The Huffington Post, January 26, 2017. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  23. “Turkey’s Diplomatic Collision Course” The Cipher Brief, December 23, 2016.
  24. “Turkey’s Dubious Case against a U.S. Pastor” FDD Policy Brief, December 16, 2016.
  25. “Ankara’s Turkmen House of Cards” War on the Rocks, December 1, 2016. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  26. “Turkey’s Latest Scapegoats: Christians” The Globalist, November 20, 2016.
  27. “Turkey’s Latest Scapegoats: Christians” FDD Policy Brief, November 18, 2016.
  28. “Erdogan’s New Target: Secular Education” FDD Policy Brief, November 15, 2016. [coauthored with Yağmur Menzilcioğlu]
  29. “Erdogan’s Latest Crackdown–and How Turkey’s Chaos Plays to Extremists’ Strengths” The Wall Street Journal, November 4, 2016.
  30. “Ankara’s Influence: Asset or a Liability?” The Cipher Brief, November 4, 2016.
  31. “Erdogan’s Blitz on Turkey’s Republic Day” FDD Policy Brief, November 3, 2016 [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  32. “An Opening for Erdogan to Shift Turkey’s Course?” The Wall Street Journal, September 22, 2016
  33. “Syrian Refugees: Ankara’s Trump Card Against Europe” The Cipher Brief, September 16, 2016. [Interview by Bennett Seftel]
  34. “Joe Biden’s Challenge in Turkey” The Wall Street Journal, August 23, 2016.
  35. “After the Coup: Backlash Against Turkey’s Minorities” The Globalist, August 22, 2016.
  36. “Coup Attempt Sparks Backlash Against Turkey’s Minorities” FDD Policy Brief, August 19, 2016.
  37. “The Turkey-Russia reset” Politico Europe, August 10, 2016. [coauthored with Boris Zilberman]
  38. “Despite Coup Failure, Turkish Democracy Still at Risk” The Cipher Brief, July 22, 2016 [Interview by Bennett Seftel]
  39. “Turkey needs a new social contract” Hürriyet Daily News, July 19, 2016.
  40. “The Creeping Pakistanization of Turkey?” The Globalist, July 9, 2016.
  41. “Erdogan’s Weathervane Foreign Policy” The Cipher Brief, July 8, 2016.
  42. “You Can’t Start and Stop Jihadism at Will” The Cipher Brief, June 30, 2016. [Interview by Bennett Seftel]
  43. “Erdoğan’s New Assault on Turkey’s Judiciary” FDD Policy Brief, June 24, 2016.
  44. “Protesting Turkish Students Push Back on Erdoğan” FDD Policy Brief, June 17, 2016.
  45. “Turbulence ahead for the business climate in Turkey” Global Risk Insights, June 1, 2016.
  46. “Erdoğan’s Reckless Referendum Ploy” FDD Policy Brief, May 19, 2016.
  47. “Turkish Prime Minister Falls Victim to Palace Coup” FDD Policy Brief, May 5, 2016.
  48. “Turkey: An Unreliable Ally?” The Cipher Brief, April 19, 2016. [Interview by Bennett Seftel]
  49. “Real Rapprochement with Israel Requires Turkey to Tackle Anti-Semitism,” The Times of Israel, April 7, 2016.
  50. “Erdogan’s Washington Visit Overshadowed by Sanction-Buster’s Arrest” FDD Policy Brief, March 30, 2016 [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  51. “Erdogan’s Tactics in Turkey–and Challenges in Washington” The Wall Street Journal – Think Tank, March 29, 2016. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  52. “Can Terror-Stricken Turkey Be the EU’s Security Bulwark?” Turkish Policy Quarterly, March 25, 2016. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  53. “Turkish Experts Comment on E.U.-Turkey Deal” Middle East Institute – Room for Debate, March 21, 2016.
  54. “Refugee crisis: Turkey not the ultimate solution” Business Report, March 7, 2016. (South Africa)
  55. “EU Refugee Crisis: Turkey as an Effective Partner?” The Globalist, March 6, 2016.
  56. “Erdogan’s War on Media Enters a New Phase” FDD Policy Brief, March 4, 2016.
  57. “A turning point for Turkey’s Kurds and parliamentary democracy” openDemocracy, February 24, 2016.
  58. “PKK Offshoot Claims Ankara Attack” FDD Policy Brief, February 19, 2016.
  59. “The Syrian Refugee Crisis: Can Turkey be an Effective Partner?” Civis mit Sonde, February 2016.
  60. “Divisions within Turkey’s Opposition Extend Erdoğan’s Rule” FDD Policy Brief, February 10, 2016.
  61. “Erdoğan Gags Turkey” Politico Europe, December 2, 2015.
  62. “Een open huis” Nexus, 70. December 2015. (The Netherlands)
  63. “Monday Talk with Aykan Erdemir on EU-Turkey Summit” Vocal Europe, November 30, 2016. [Interview by Simon Lampli]
  64. “Non c’è fine all’autoritarismo” Il Foglio, November 5, 2015. (Italy)
  65. “Judy Asks: Can Democracy Be Rescued in Turkey?” Carnegie Europe, November 4, 2015.
  66. “6 Takeaways from the Turkish Elections” Politico Europe, November 2, 2016.
  67. “Erdoğan’s Boomerang” Politico Europe, October 28, 2016.
  68. “After Ankara, Cover-Ups and Conspiracies” Politico Europe, October 15, 2016.
  69. “The Turkish Kristallnacht” Politico Europe, September 7, 2015.
  70. “Kurds Mark Milestone by Joining Turkish Cabinet” FDD Policy Brief, September 2, 2015. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  71. “Turkey – Where Everyone Believes that God is On Their Side” NOW, August 27, 2015.
  72. “Turkey Risks Relapse into ‘90s Violence” Politico Europe, August 17, 2015.
  73. “Turkey: Coalition or Snap Elections” FDD Policy Brief, August 12, 2015. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  74. “Turkey and Qatar: An Asymmetric Partnership That Harms Ankara” Ahram Online, August 3, 2015. [coauthored with Emre Çalışkan]
  75. “Turkish Grey Wolves Target ‘Chinese’” Politico Europe, July 30, 2015. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  76. “The ISIS Attack and Turkey’s Islamist Kurds” NOW, July 29, 2015. [coauthored with Merve Tahiroğlu]
  77. “Turkey’s False Spring” The National Interest, July 28, 2015.
  78. “A Shift to a ‘Knowledge Economy’ Could Transform the Middle East” Business Insider, July 9, 2015. [coauthored with Oren Kessler]
  79. “Europe Needs Greece” Politico Europe, June 25, 2015.
  80. “Turkey Thwarts Erdoğan” Politico Europe, June 11, 2015.
  81. “Polarizing discourse may permanently harm social cohesion” Today’s Zaman, June 22, 2014. [Interview by Aydın Albayrak]
  82. “Security in Turkey: The Rise of a Social Democratic Alternative” Hürriyet Daily News, January 2, 2013.
  83. “Is ‘Tolerance’ the Straight Path for Cultural Diversity?” Reflections Turkey. Vol.5
  84. “Turkey’s Alevis: Who are They and What Do They Want?” The Media Line, 9 December 2008.
  85. “Alevis want rights first and foremost”, Turkish Daily News, December 5, 2007. [Summary translation of the Milliyet interview by Devrim Sevimay]
  86. “Aleviti, sunniti, sciiti: analogie e differenze” I & II. The Observatory on the Balkans, 24 August 2007 & 27 August 2007. (Interview of Aykan Erdemir and Mustafa Şen by Fabio Salomoni)

Op-Eds and Interviews (in Turkish)

  1. “Rehine Diplomasisinin Hasarını Onarmak” Yeni Arayış, October 21, 2017.
  2. “Bir Arada Yaşam İçin 15 Temmuz Rehberi” Yeni Arayış, July 15, 2017.
  3. “Gerçeğin Zamanı Geldiğinde” Yeni Arayış, June 10, 2017.
  4. “Muhalefetin 15 Temmuz Cuntacılarıyla Mücadele Stratejisi Ne Olmalı?” Yeni Arayış, October 3, 2016.
  5. “Darbe Fırsatçılarının Sıralı Tam Listesi” Yeni Arayış, August 8, 2016.
  6. “Darbe ve Darbecilere ‘Bir Daha Asla’ Demek İçin” Yeni Arayış, July 27, 2016.
  7. “Şiddet Başkanlığın Anahtarıdır” Yeni Arayış, March 19, 2016.
  8. “Türkiye Muhalefetinin Gerçek Gündemi” Yeni Arayış, February 16, 2016.
  9. “Türkiye’nin Gerçek Gündemi Yerelde (mi?)” Ekometre, February 2016.
  10. “Türkiye’nin Bitmeyen Maratonu: Eşit Yurttaşlık” Ocak Dergisi, January 2016.
  11. “En İyi Markamız Çoğulculuk Olabilir (mi?)” Ekometre, January 2016.
  12. “Kalemiye Sınıfının Betoniye Sınıfıyla İmtihanı” Yeni Arayış, December 29, 2015.
  13. “Al-Ver İlişkisinden Daha İyisi Mümkün (mü?)” Ekometre, December 2015.
  14. “Göçü Fırsata Çevirmek Mümkün (mü?)” Ekometre, November 2015.
  15. “Türkiye Muhalefetinin Sınavı: Kapsayıcı Güvenlik Açığı” Yeni Arayış, November 21, 2015.
  16. “Pes Etmeyenler için Türkiye Baharı” Yeni Arayış, October 24, 2015.
  17. “İnanç Özgürlüğü, Hemen Şimdi!”, Yeni Arayış, October 5, 2015.
  18. “Yöneticilerimiz Küresel Eğilimlerden Bihaber (mi?)”, Ekometre, October 2015.
  19. “Terellelli Medya’nın Toksik Nefreti”, Yeni Arayış, September 4, 2015.
  20. “Türkiye Ekonomisine İkinci Kanat Gerekiyor (mu?)”, Ekometre, September 2015.
  21. “Arsız değil Arsuz”, Yeni Arayış, August 27, 2015.
  22. “Yeni Bir Arayışın Zamanıdır”, Yeni Arayış, August 18, 2015.
  23. “Türkiye İnsan Sermayesini Kaybediyor (mu?)”, Ekometre, August 2015.
  24. “Orta Doğu Bilgi Ekonomisi Hedefinden Emin (mi?)”, Ekometre, July 2015.
  25. “Başarının Sırrı İş-Yaşam Dengesi (mi?)”, Ekometre, June 2015.
  26. “Başarının sırrı mentörlük ve akran eğitimi (mi?)”, Ekometre, May 2015.
  27. “Çare Veriye Dayalı Siyasa (mı?)”, Ekometre, April 2015.
  28. “Yeniden Başlamak için Mutfağa Dönmek Zamanı (mı?), Ekometre, March 2015.
  29. “CHP Bursa milletvekili Aykan Erdemir ile söyleşi: ‘Alevifobi ile antisemitizm arasında örtüşme var’”, Birikim, January-February 2015. [Interview by Mehmet Ertan and Besim Can Zırh]
  30. “Avrupa Birliği ve Avro sürdürülebilir (mi?)”, Ekometre, February 2015.
  31. “Türkiye’nin 2 Temel Sorunu: Gerontokrasi (Yaşlıların Egemenliği), ve Patriyarki (Erkeklerin Egemenliği)”, Hürriyet, January 5, 2015. [Intervie by Cansu Çamlıbel]
  32. “Ekonominin ilacı içericilik (mi?)”, Ekometre, January 2015.
  33. “Taassup zenginleşmeye engel (mi?)”, Ekometre, December 2014.
  34. “Yatırımın Önşartı Hukuk Devleti (mi)?”, Ekometre, November 2014.
  35. “Orta gelir tuzağından çıkışın yolu küresel markalar (mı?)”, Ekometre, October 2014.
  36. “Joseph Stiglitz’in reçetesi doğru (mu?)”, Ekometre, September 2014.
  37. “Başarılı yöneticinin sırrı dinlemek (mi?)”, Ekometre, August 2014.
  38. “Ekonomik büyüme için inanç özgürlüğü gerekli (mi?)”, Ekometre, July 2014.
  39. “Yetenek özgürlük ister (mi?)”, Ekometre, June 2014.
  40. “Gerontokrasi başarıya engel (mi)?”, Ekometre, May 2014.
  41. “Liderler için roman bir ihtiyaç (mı?)”, Ekometre, April 2014.
  42. “Kentimiz de yöneticileri kadar akıllı (mı)?”, Ekometre, March 2014.
  43. “Başarılı belediyenin sırrı küyerel düşünce (mi?)”, Ekometre, February 2014.
  44. “Holokost Anıtı’ndaki nazar boncuğu”, Şalom, January 22, 2014.
  45. “En büyük yoksunluğumuz uzlaşma (mı)?”, Ekometre, January 2014.
  46. “Hak ve hukuk ekosistemin temeli (mi)?”, Ekometre, December 2013.
  47. “Cari açık eğitimle kapanır (mı)?”, Ekometre, November 2013.
  48. “Kentimiz Yaratıcı Sınıfları Cezbeder (mi?)”, Ekometre, October 2013.
  49. “Liderlik Eğitiminde Değerler Gerekli (mi?)”, Ekometre, September 2013.
  50. “Alevi Kimliğini Tartış(ma)mak”, Sol Bakış, August 31, 2013, p.13.
  51. “Rekabetin Anahtarı Açık Kentler (mi)?”, Ekometre, August 2013.
  52. “Ortadoğu’dan çekilmek mümkün (mü)?”, Ekometre, July 2013.
  53. “Türkiye’nin Orta Gelir Tuzağı’ndan çıkış yolu özgürlükler (mi?)”, Ekometre, June 2013.
  54. “Münih’ten bakınca Türkiye’nin geleceği parlak (mı?)”, Ekometre, May 2013.
  55. “Piyasa modeli inancı özgürleştirir (mi?)”, Ekometre, April 2013.
  56. “Aykan Erdemir ile Söyleşi”, Politik, March 2013. [Interview]
  57. “Dünyada dengeler değişiyor(mu)?”, Ekometre, March 2013.
  58. “Sükût kurumsal bir gereksinim olabilir (mi?)”, Ekometre, February 2013.
  59. “2013 bütçesinin sırrı”, Ekometre, January 2013.
  60. “Suriye’de Dört Tarz-ı Siyaset”, Cumhuriyet, December 14, 2012.
  61. “Şirketiniz Asya Yüzyılı’na hazır (mı)?”, Ekometre, December 2013.
  62. “Ayrımcılık kârlılığı etkiler (mi)?”, Ekometre, November 2013.
  63. “Nefret söyleminin kaynağı toplum”, Radikal, October 22, 2012. [Interview by Ezgi Başaran]
  64. “Ekonominin yolu sanattan geçer (mi?)”, Ekometre, October 2013.
  65. “Sosyal demokrat iktidar vakti geldi ama nasıl?”, Radikal, July 17, 2012.
  66. “Örnek bir hayat hikayesi”, Bursa Hakimiyet, July 8, 2012. [Interview by Aysın Komitgan]
  67. “Temel Mesele Özgürlükler”, Vatan, December 29, 2010. [Interview by Deniz Güçer]
  68. “Asıl Mahalle Baskısı Aleviler’e”, Vatan, November 1, 2010. [Interview by Şule Türker]
  69. “Muharrem Arefesi Dostları”, Star, November 22, 2009.
  70. “Siyasi Reform Mecburiyeti ve İktidarla Statükoyu Koruma Çabası”, Sacayak, July 2009, no.4, pp.21-22. [Interview by Ahmet Koçak]
  71. “İftardan Çalıştaya Açamadığımız Aleviler”, Taraf, July 15, 2009.
  72. “2. Alevi Çalıştayı’nda 3 Tarz-ı Siyaset”, Habertürk, July 15, 2009.
  73. “Aleviler’den Özür Dililyorum”, Habercem, March 28, 2009.
  74. “Mahalle Baskısı”, in Mahalle Baskısı var mı yok mu? Ruşen Çakır and İrfan Bozan, eds. Istanbul: Doğan Kitap, March 2009, pp.163-167. [Interview by Kelime Ata]
  75. “Alevi sorunu yok Sünni sorunu var”, Post Express, January 2009. [Interview by Siren İdemen]
  76. “‘Kıyl u kal’ değil bu sefer hakiki Alevi açılımı”, Star, November 30, 2008.
  77. “ODTÜlü öğretim üyesinden AKP Haberlerine Yanıt”, Gazete ODTÜLÜ, November 29, 2008. [Interview by Emre Çalışkan]
  78. “Çankaya’da AKP’nin Alevi Başkan Adayıymışım!”, Habercem, November 28, 2008.
  79. “Eloğlu Gözünden Kızılbaş Deyişleri”, Kızılbaş Deyişleri, Haydar Selçuk, ed. 2008.
  80. “Ayrımcılık Kültürü ve Zulmün Bilgisi”, Habercem, October 30, 2008.
  81. “Madımak Kebapçı Kalsın!”, Habercem, August 7, 2008.
  82. “Sünni ‘Demokrat’ Siyaset?”, Sürek, August 2008.
  83. “Muhafazakarlık, Din ve AKP”, Refleks, no.6, May 2008. [Interview by Barış Yürümez]
  84. “Gör nic’olur ayaktakımı ayaklananda”, Taraf, May 9, 2008.
  85. “Yolu Gençlerden Öğrenmek”, Habercem, May 2, 2008.
  86. “Eloğluyla Yolun Binbir Süreğinin Peşi Sıra”, Habercem, April 18, 2008.
  87. “Yeni Güne Eski Adet”, Star, March 30, 2008. [Article title was changed to “Ha Nevruz ha Newroz: 72 milletin ortak bayramı” by the newspaper editor]
  88. “Hazır İnanç Özgürlüğü Demişken: Sünni(lik)ler Nasıl Kurtulur?”, Star, Febuary 10, 2008. [Article title was changed to “Sünnileri ve Sünnilikleri tek tipleştirme makinesi” by the newspaper editor]
  89. “Alevi ‘Önce Hak’ diyor”, Milliyet, December 3, 2007. [Interview by Devrim Sevimay]
  90. “‘Mahalle Baskısı’ yahut On Bir Ayın İkirciği”, Gazete ODTÜLÜ, November 11, 2007.
  91. “Siyasal İslam Kendi Mezarını Kazıyor”, Alevilerin Sesi (September 2007), no.108, pp.46-47. [Interview by Tuncer Baş and Bektaş Kılıç].
  92. “Londra’ya Uyum, Londralı’nın Uyumu”, Telgraf, p.17, March 27, 2007.
  93. “Kentlerde Alevi-Sünni Sınırı Yumuşuyor”, Milliyet, March 26, 2007. [with Sencer Ayata and Mustafa Şen]
  94. “Göçmen Dayanışması”, Telgraf, p.13, February 20, 2007.
  95. “Genellemelerin Cazibesi”, Telgraf, p.17, February 6, 2007.
  96. “Muharrem’de Birarada Yaşamı Savunmak”, Telgraf, p.23, January 23, 2007.
  97. “Uluslararası Göçmenler Günü”, Telgraf, p.17, January 9, 2007.
  98. “Sınırlar(ımızı) Aşan İnanç”, Telgraf, p.8, December 19, 2006.
  99. “Hatemi, Papa ve Köleler Medeniyeti”, BirGün, December 9, 2006.
  100. “İşçi Dövizlerinin Küresel Artışı”, Telgraf, p.17, December 5, 2006.
  101. “Medeniyetler İttifakı Raporu’nda Göç Vurgusu”, Telgraf, p.17, November 21, 2006.
  102. “Küresel Göç ve GLOMIG”, Telgraf, p.17, November 7, 2006.
  103. “Yumurtalar Sepete, Gözler İsveç’e”, BirGün, October 27, 2006.
  104. “Hoşgeldin Papatya!”, Telgraf, p.17, October 24, 2006.
  105. “Uygarlıklar Arasında mı, İçinde mi?”, Telgraf, p.17, October 10, 2006.
  106. “Londra’ya Sığınmak”, Telgraf, p.17, September 26, 2006.
  107. “Göçmen Tehlikesi”, Telgraf, p.17, September 12, 2006.
  108. “Göçmence İnancın Sırrı”, Telgraf, p.8, August 29, 2006.
  109. “Ayaklarıyla Oy Verenler”, Telgraf, p.17, August 15, 2006.
  110. “Bir Sünnilik Sorunu Olarak Alevilik”, BirGün, August 15, 2006.
  111. “Mihman Gözüyle Göç”, Telgraf, p.15, August 1, 2006.
  112. “Göçmenler Sömürüye Daha Açık”, Telgraf, pp.22-23, July 25, 2006. (Interview)
  113. “Sünnilik İslam’ın İçinde mi?”, BirGün, March 20, 2006.
  114. “Sosyal Demokrasi ve Yeni Göç: Türkiye’de Ezber Bozmak”, Sosyal Demokrat Açılım (2006) no.3:15-17.
  115. “Homojen Toplumsal Yapıyı Allah Düşmanıma Vermesin”, BirGün, August 23, 2005.
  116. “Baş kaldırma parmak kaldır!”, BirGün, January 12, 2005.
  117. Translation of Nur Yalman’s “Türkiye’nin Avrupa’ya öğretebileceği çok şey var”, BirGün, January 2, 2005.