Dr. Sinem Adar

Dr. Sinem Adar


Research Division: Turkey/CATS
Associate

sinem.adar(at)swp-berlin.org

02/2019 - 10/2019 Einstein Fellow at Humboldt University of Berlin

08/2017 - 12/2018 IPC-Stiftung Mercator Fellow at SWP 

10/2015 - 07/2017 Early Career Fellow (Human Rights, Constitutional Politics and Religious Diversity), Lichtenberg Kolleg, University of Göttingen

08/2013 - 08/2015 Provost’s Postdoctoral Scholar, Department of Sociology, University of South Florida 

09/2007 - 05/2014 PhD (Sociology), Department of Sociology, Brown University

Areas of Expertise:

Turkish Diaspora Policy, Turkish Refugee Policy, Turkish Domestic Politics, Migration, Nation- and State-Building


SWP Publications (selection):

Sinem Adar

Repatriation to Turkey’s “Safe Zone” in Northeast Syria

Ankara’s Goals and European Concerns

SWP Comment 2020/C 01, January 2020, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C01

Sinem Adar

Rethinking Political Attitudes of Migrants from Turkey and Their Germany-Born Children

Beyond Loyalty and Democratic Culture

SWP Research Paper 2019/RP 07, June 2019, 30 Pages

doi:10.18449/2019RP07

External Publications (selection):

Sinem Adar, Yektan Türkyılmaz

The decline of Erdoğanist authoritarianism: a new chance for “democratization” in Turkey?

The Istanbul municipal elections might be the beginning of the post-Erdoğan period. But is it the end of authoritarianism?

in: opendemocracy.net, 16.08.2019
Sinem Adar

Religious difference, nationhood and citizenship in Turkey: public reactions to an interreligious marriage in 1962

in: The History of the Family, Volume 24, 2019 - Issue 3: Romantic Relationships across Boundaries: Global and Comparative, p. 520-538.

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

Sinem Adar

Biz bize yeter miyiz?

Görünen o ki, devleti yönetenler salgın nedeni ile çalışamaz duruma gelenlere yönelik maddi desteğin sağlanmasını öncelikle sermaye sahiplerine ve iktidar etrafında kümelenmiş siyasi sınıfa devretti. Ancak bunu daha eşit ve adil olan vergilendirme yolu ile yapmak yerine, son derece keyfi bir yöntem olan bağış üzerinden yapmayı seçtiler. Milli dayanışma çağrısı, tam da bu yüzden yaşam hakkının bir hak olmaktan çıkıp dayanışma adı altında bir lütfa dönüşmüş olmasının bir ilanı.

in: gazeteduvar.com.tr, 31.03.2020
Sinem Adar

Idlib’s Unfolding Humanitarian Catastrophe

Turkey’s decision to open its borders with Europe is a tactic to pressure the EU for support in Idlib. Despite Ankara’s violations of democratic norms, the humanitarian situation in Idlib requires the international community’s support. An assessment by Sinem Adar.

Point of View, 02.03.2020
Sinem Adar

EU-Turkey Cooperation over Migration

Despite its recent threats, Ankara is signalling interest in cooperating on migration governance. In the likely continuation of the Statement, the EU should link the implementation of the Statement to issues of rule of law. An Assessment by Sinem Adar

Point of View, 24.01.2020
Sinem Adar

“Cumhur İttifakı’nın Söylemleri 31 Mart’ı Referanduma Dönüştürdü”

Analysis of the March 31 Municipal elections

Interview with Haluk Kalafat (in Turkish), in: bianet.org, 19.04.2019

Media quotes (selection):

Ayla Jean Yackley

Turkey expands quarantine to towns across country to fight coronavirus

in: al-monitor.com, 30.03.2020
Bethan McKernan

Turbulence for Turkey as breakaway parties make gains on Erdoğan

in: theguardian.com, 13.01.2020

SWP Comments

Hamidreza Azizi
Iran’s Multi-Faceted Strategy in Deir ez‑Zor

From Fighting Terrorism to Creating a Zone of Influence


Isabelle Werenfels
Put the Ball in Tunisia’s Court

New Government and Urgency of Reform Require Modified EU Approach


SWP Research Papers