Turkish politics, Turkish foreign policy, political parties, authoritarian regimes in the Middle East, populism
Since 09/2021 IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellow at SWP
Since 09/2020 Assistant Professor of Political Science, Sabanci University
09/2015 - 08/2020 Assistant Professor of International Relations, Bilkent University
01/2015 - 08/2015 Postdoctoral Scholar, Foundations Development Directorate, Sabanci University
09/2007 - 01/2015 PhD (Government), Department of Government, Cornell University
For nearly five years, Osman Kavala sat in prison without a sentence. Now the philanthropist has been sentenced to life imprisonment for attempting to overthrow the government. The trial has shown that rule-of-law principles do not count in Turkey. This poses a dilemma for the EU, says Berk Esen.