Dr. Salim Çevik

Dr. Salim Çevik

Research Division: Turkey/CATS


2016-2017 Post-Doctoral Fellow at Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Sweden)

2013-2016 Lecturer at Ipek University Political Science Department (Turkey)

2011-2012 Visting Scholar at Lund University Center for Middle Eastern Studies (Sweden)

2009-2011 Research Assitant at Istanbul Bilgi University (Turkey)

2008-2009 Visting Scholar at Columbia University (USA)

Areas of Expertise:

State and Religion, Islamist Movement, Political Islam, Domestic Politics, Populism, Nationalism, Turkey in the Middle East

SWP Publications (selection):

Salim Çevik

Erdoğan’s Comprehensive Religious Policy

Management of the Religious Realm in Turkey

SWP Comment 2019/C 12, March 2019, 8 Pages


Salim Çevik

The Future of Opposition in Turkey

Overcoming Identity Politics Is the Key for Success

SWP Comment 2018/C 35, August 2018, 4 Pages

External Publications (selection):

Salim Çevik

İdeal Yurttaşın Din ve Millet Kriteri. Muhafazakar Dusunce.

(Religion and Nationality as Markers of the Ideal Citizen)

in: Muhafazakar Düşünce, year 5, vol.18, Autum 2008, p. 147-166.

In the Media/ »Point of View« (selection):

Salim Çevik

Short- and Long-Term Impacts of the Escalation in Idlib

The current escalation in Idlib between Turkish and Russian-backed Syrian forces has two dimensions: the immediate Turkish involvement in Syria and the broader Turkish-Russian rapprochement. An assessment by Salim Çevik.

Point of View, 12.02.2020

SWP Research Papers

Günter Seufert
Is the Fethullah Gülen Movement Overstretching Itself?

A Turkish Religious Community as a National and International Player

Günter Seufert
Foreign Policy and Self-image

The Societal Basis of Strategy Shifts in Turkey