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, 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

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
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

Media quotes (selection):

Bethan McKernan

Ayasofya: the mosque-turned-museum at the heart of an ideological battle

Turkey’s decision to secularise the building was symbolic – so is Erdoğan’s support for reversing it

in: theguardian.com, 30.06.2020
Adrià Rocha Cutiller

Erdogan aprovecha la pandemia para apretar en la represión contra la oposición

En las últimas semanas, tres diputados rivales del partido gubernamental han sido detenidos y varios alcaldes kurdos, expulsados de sus puestos

in: elperiodico.com, 22.06.2020
Amberin Zaman

Turkey investigates opposition mayors over coronavirus aid campaign

The Turkish government is using the COVID-19 crisis to further squeeze rivals, this time with a criminal investigation into pandemic fundraising efforts by opposition mayors.

in: al-monitor.com, 17.04.2020
Ayla Jean Yackley

Turkey expands quarantine to towns across country to fight coronavirus

in: al-monitor.com, 30.03.2020

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

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