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:

Germany, South-East Europe, Syria, Turkey, Civil wars, EU foreign policy, European Union, Migration policy, Nation- and state-building, Regional and interstate conflicts, Strategic partnerships

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


SWP Publications (selection):

Sinem Adar, Ilke Toygür

Turkey, the EU and the Eastern Mediterranean Crisis

Militarization of Foreign Policy and Power Rivalry

SWP Comment 2020/C 62, December 2020, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C62

Sinem Adar, Nicola Bilotta, Aurélien Denizeau, Sinan Ekim, Dorothée Schmid, Günter Seufert, Ilke Toygür, Karol Wasilewski

Customs Union: Old Instrument, New Function in EU-Turkey Relations

SWP Comment 2020/C 48, October 2020, 4 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C48

Sinem Adar, Steffen Angenendt, Muriel Asseburg, Raphael Bossong, David Kipp

The Refugee Drama in Syria, Turkey, and Greece

Why a Comprehensive Approach Is Needed

SWP Comment 2020/C 16, April 2020, 8 Pages

doi:10.18449/2020C16

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

Understanding Turkey's Increasingly Militaristic Foreign Policy

in: APSA MENA Newsletter, Volume 3, Issue 1, Spring 2020, p. 10-13
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

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

Sinem Adar

Turkey’s Ruling Alliance Facing Protests: On the Attack or the Defensive?

Ankara’s harsh response to the protests at Boğaziçi University belie the vulnerabilities of the AKP/MHP coalition. Sinem Adar argues that Europe should not turn a blind eye to the repression of dissent.

Point of View, 12.02.2021
Sinem Adar

The Row over Islam between Ankara and Paris: What Lies Beneath?

The spat between Erdoğan and Macron over Islam is driven by broader issues. Ankara is pushing back against French efforts to curb its influence over the Turkish diaspora and seeking leadership in the Sunni world. Sinem Adar argues that Europe’s leaders should act prudently.

Point of View, 04.11.2020
Sinem Adar

“Diaspora Faaliyetleri Arasındaki Fark, Siyasallaşmaları”

Dr. Sinem Adar’ın “Almanya’daki Türkiyeli Göçmenlerin Siyasi Tutumlarının Yeni Bir İncelemesi” başlıklı araştırması yayımlandı. Alman Bilim ve Siyaset Vakfı’nda (SWP) görevli sosyolog Dr. Sinem Adar ile Avrupa'daki Türk seçmenlerin siyasi tutumlarını konuştuk.

Interview by Ebru Hisim, in: perspektif.eu, 04.08.2020
Sinem Adar

DEVA ve Gelecek, yurtdışı oyları bölebilir

Almanya merkezli düşünce kuruluşu Bilim ve Politika Vakfı'nda görevli sosyolog Dr. Sinem Adar, 'Almanya’daki Türkiye Kökenli Göçmenlerin Siyasi Tutumlarının Daha Derin Bir İncelemesi' başlıklı bir araştırma yaptı. Sinem Adar'a göre yurtdışındaki seçmenin en fazla oyunu alan AK Parti, 'Güçlü Türkiye' söylemini yeniden üretemezse bu desteğini kaybedebilir. Gelecek ve DEVA partileri de yurt dışındaki muhafazakar kesim için bir adres olabilir.

Interview by Ayşegül Karakülhancı, in:gazeteduvar.com.tr, 09.06.2020
Değer Akal

Türkiye kökenliler arasında Erdoğan’a destek neden yüksek?

Almanya’daki Türk seçmenler neden Erdoğan ve AKP’ye oy veriyor? Bu tercih tek başına "Türkiye’ye sadakat" ve "demokratik kültür eksikliği" ile açıklanabilir mi? Sosyolog Adar, araştırma sonuçlarını DW Türkçe'ye anlattı.

Interview by Değer Akal, in: dw.com, 20.04.2020

Media quotes (selection):

Diego Cupolo

Erdogan unveils human rights reforms, raising skepticism among advocates

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Tuesday announced an 11-point human rights action plan, pledging to fortify freedoms and legal protections after years of democratic backsliding under his government.

in: al-monitor.com, 02.03.2021
Nikki Sterkenburg

Is de arm van Erdogan te lang of die van Den Haag te kort?

De steun voor Erdogan onder Turkse Nederlanders is al jaren een grote zorg van politici en beleidsmakers. Maar de oorzaak ligt ook bij Nederland. ‘De Turkse Nederlander is een soort kind in een vechtscheiding, waarbij Nederland de strenge, afwijzende moeder is en Turkije de afwezige maar leuke vader.’

in: vn.nl, 13.02.2021
Deger Akal

Adar: "Türkiye’de iktidarı bırakmamaya kararlı bir yönetim var"

AKP’nin otoriter rejimlerin kullandığı araçları devreye soktuğuna, agresif kutuplaştırıcı söyleminin de tehlikeli bir boyuta ulaştığına dikkat çeken Sinem Adar, "kendilerine biat edilmesinde ısrarcılar" dedi.

in: dw.com, 05.02.2021
Diego Cupolo

Turkish police clash with students as Bogazici protests near one-month mark

Turkish police cracked down on protests in Istanbul and Ankara, as demonstrations continued over the controversial appointment of a government-linked rector to head one of Turkey’s top universities.

in: al-monitor.com, 01.02.2021
Carolina Drüten

Biden treibt Erdogan in die Arme der EU

in: welt.de, 28.01.2021

News

Reflections on EU-Turkey Cooperation over Migration Governance: Prioritizing Refugee Lives and Rights
in: Snapshot Analyses on the “Refugee Deal”: Four Years After the EU-Turkey Statement, MERGE, May 2020