1908, un tournant national irréversible

* This is the final chapter of my PhD thesis, presented at the EHESS in 2013, entitled “Une nation impériale. Construire une communauté politique ottomane moderne au lendemain de la révolution de 1908.” [An imperial nation. Constructing a modern Ottoman political community in the aftermath of the 1908 revolution.] (Featured image: Wikimedia Commons) La révolution…

Digital resources for Ottoman and Turkish history

* Originally published at Dissertation Reviews in February 2014 An overview of three digitized collections of interest to historians of the late Ottoman Empire and republican Turkey: Parliamentary Minutes (available at the website of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey), Hakkı Tarık Us collection, Ankara University’s digitized collection. I could have titled this article “Historical…

The 1908 Young Turk revolution: an unfinished revolution?

* Paper presented at: From Rebellion to Revolution: Dynamics of Political Change, 16th Berlin Roundtables organized by the Irmgard Coninx Stiftung, the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung and Humboldt University, Berlin, 17-20 October 2012 A lot of controversy surrounds the revolution that broke out in the Ottoman Empire in July 1908, known as the Young Turk…

Ο «διάλογος Ανατολής – Δύσης»: το παράδειγμα του Ορχάν Παμούκ

* Δημοσιεύτηκε στα Ενθέματα της Αυγής στις 10.12.06 Μετά και τη σχετική εισήγηση της Ευρωπαϊκής Επιτροπής, φαίνεται ότι το Ευρωπαϊκό Συμβούλιο, στην επόμενη σύνοδό του, θα αποφασίσει το μερικό «πάγωμα» των ενταξιακών διαπραγματεύσεων της Τουρκίας. Στην πραγματικότητα, τα αρνητικά σημάδια συσσωρεύονταν εδώ και καιρό. Η Τουρκία καθυστερεί στη θέσπιση ορισμένων απαραίτητων μεταρρυθμίσεων. Από την άλλη,…

Reporting on the Gezi protest movement

Here are links to some of the work I did for Radiobubble in May – June 2013, reporting on the Gezi protest movement. During that time, there was a lot of information going around regarding developments in Turkey; verifying the truthfulness of this or that piece of information, and selecting whether to disseminate it, was…