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, Günter Seufert

Turkey’s Presidential System after Two and a Half Years

An Overview of Institutions and Politics

SWP Research Paper 2021/RP 02, April 2021, 39 Pages

doi:10.18449/2021RP02

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

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

Türkiye ve Avrupa 5.0 (27): AB Zirvesi’nden sonra Türkiye-AB ilişkilerinin geleceği

Medyascope ve Global İlişkiler Forumu (GİF) işbirliğiyle hazırlanan “Türkiye ve Avrupa 5.0” programının 27. bölümüne katılan GİF İcra Kurulu Başkanı ve emekli Büyükelçi Selim Yenel, Almanya’nın başkenti Berlin’de bulunan Bilim ve Politika Vakfı’ndan Dr. Sinem Adar, Hürriyet Gazetesi Brüksel Temsilcisi Güven Özalp ve Paris Bosphorus Enstitüsü Başkanı Dr. Bahadır Kaleağası, 25-26 Mart’ta düzenlenen Avrupa Birliği Liderler Zirvesi’nin sonuçları ve Türkiye-Avrupa Birliği ilişkilerinin geleceği üzerine konuştu.

Discussion led by Dr. Bahadır Kaleağası, contributors: Selim Yenel, Dr. Sinem Adar, Güven Özalp, in: medyascope.tv, 31.03.2021 (video)
Sinem Adar

AB, dış politikada Türkiye'yi ehlileştirmeye çalışıyor

Sinem Adar, Türkiye-AB ilişkilerini değerlendirdi: AB'nin elinde Türkiye'ye karşı ekonomi dışında araç yok. Onu da dış politikadaki davranışı değiştirmek için kullanmaya karar vermişler.

Interview by Aysegul Karakulhanci, in: gazeteduvar.com.tr, 30.03.2021
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

Media quotes (selection):

Angelos Athanasopoulos

Η επιστολή των ναυάρχων, το Μοντρέ και ο «αγχωμένος» Ερντογάν

Το μήνυμα των απoστράτων και η στοχοποίησή τους από τον τούρκο πρόεδρο – Η κατασκευή του φαραωνικού Kanal Istanbul, τα προβλήματα που θα μπορούσε να δημιουργήσει στη Συνθήκη του 1936 και η διείσδυση του Ισλάμ στους στρατώνες

in: tovima.gr, 11.04.2021
Diego Cupolo

European Council report presents roadmap for EU-Turkey ties

Ahead of a European Council summit this week, a report by EU Foreign Policy Chief Josep Borrell laid out a roadmap to deepen bilateral trade despite recent setbacks in Ankara’s human rights record, while outlining economic sanctions should more turbulence arise.

in: al-monitor.com, 23.03.2021
Anna-Sophie Schneider, Maximilian Popp

Erdoğans politischer Nuklearschlag

Die prokurdische HDP ist die drittgrößte Partei im türkischen Parlament. Nun will Präsident Erdoğan sie wegen angeblicher Terrorverbindungen verbieten. Sein Vorstoß zeigt, wie sehr seine Regierung wackelt.

in: spiegel.de, 18.03.2021
dpa

Fünf Jahre Flüchtlingsdeal - Experten fordern mehr Hilfe für Türkei

um fünfjährigen Bestehen des Flüchtlingsabkommen zwischen der EU und der Türkei haben Experten eine Neuauflage des Deals und stärkere Unterstützung für die Türkei gefordert. "Ein aktualisiertes Abkommen sollte mehr finanzielle Mittel enthalten und andere Migrantengruppen in dem Land einschließen", sagte Sinem Adar, Wissenschaftlerin am Centrum für angewandte Türkeistudien (CATS) an der Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik der Deutschen Presse-Agentur.

in: handelsblatt.com, 16.03.2021
Hava Ergin

Make or break: Five years on, Turkey-EU migrant pact at a crossroads

Five years after it was established, a deal between Turkey and the EU governing the return of migrants is failing. The two sides need to find new solutions or brace for social and political problems, say analysts.

in: dpa-international.com 16.03.2021

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

SWP Podcast

Günter Seufert, Ilke Toygür
EU-Turkey relations: Between democracy and transactionalism

Following the European Council meeting last week which suggests a dual approach for Turkey-EU relations, William Noah Glucroft talks to Günter Seufert and Ilke Toygür about the most important issues that are confronting the EU-Turkey relations with a special focus on the next steps.


Alan Makovsky, Ilke Toygür
New US President - Boost or Blow for EU's Tricky Ties with Turkey?

Damien McGuinness talks to Alan Makovsky and Ilke Toygür about what a Biden presidency means for EU-Turkey relations. Will it improve that rocky relationship? And what does the US expect from the EU?


SWP Research Papers

Sinem Adar, Günter Seufert
Turkey’s Presidential System after Two and a Half Years

An Overview of Institutions and Politics


Günter Seufert
Is the Fethullah Gülen Movement Overstretching Itself?

A Turkish Religious Community as a National and International Player