Ali Aslan

Ali Aslan

Ali Aslan studied Political Science and International Relations at the University of Delaware, where he received his PhD in 2012. He is currently an Assistant Professor at Ibn Haldun University and a researcher at SETA Istanbul. Aslan is also a columnist for The New Turkey.
What Turkey-German Relations Needs is More Realpolitik and Less Ideology

What Turkey-German Relations Needs is More Realpolitik and Less Ideology

October 6, 2018
Turkey can rightly expect for the EU, and in particular for Germany, to leave its ideological foreign policy and to act in accordance with new international realities that are defined by multipolarity and rationality.
Turkey Seeks a New Status in International Politics

Turkey Seeks a New Status in International Politics

September 28, 2018
The question of whether Turkey will live up to its claim of being a great power in coming years is as interesting as the question of how the Western world and other great powers will accommodate “new” Turkey.
Is Nationalism on the Rise in Turkey

Is Nationalism on the Rise in Turkey?

July 6, 2018
Parties that adopted traditional nationalist discourse lost the elections. One of the biggest losers of the elections was the CHP and one of the main promises of this party was to repel Syrian refugees in the event of winning the elections. This shows that Turkish society does not reward exclusionary nationalism.
Will Turkey Achieve Social Cohesion after the June 24 Elections

Will Turkey Achieve Social Cohesion after the June 24 Elections?

July 2, 2018
The post-June 24 elections era in Turkey will not nurture the character of a society of rivals. If anything, it will most likely boost society’s current state and decrease the likelihood of devolving into a society of enemies.
Post-Nation State in the Middle East and the Turkish Model

Post-Nation State in the Middle East and the Turkish Model

June 22, 2018
The Turkish model, offered by the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) after 2002, presents a political community of Muslims and non-Muslim peoples in a post-nation-state framework.
A Roust May Hit the Opposition

A Roust May Hit the Opposition

June 9, 2018
A roust may hit the opposition parties, especially after the elections. The main reason for this will be the lack of a comprehensive and well-defined political project shared by all opposition parties, which can produce a united front.
Three Scenarios for the post-June 24 Elections

Three Scenarios for the post-June 24 Elections

May 31, 2018
On June 24, the people will rather decide whether the country should revert the old oligarchic regime in which the bureaucracy used to hold power and sovereignty or whether it should consolidate its burgeoning democratic regime in which power and sovereignty lay with the people.
Rationality and the AK Party

Rationality and the AK Party

May 26, 2018
The AK Party proposes the politics of native-national, which is a project of political unity shaped around a particular conception of good. The opposition, as a response, raises the issue of the importance of the rights and attempts to disparage and dislocate the political unity offered by the politics of native-national.
What Does Erdogan s Leadership Mean for Turkish Politics

What Does Erdogan’s Leadership Mean for Turkish Politics?

May 18, 2018
Turkey will reach the moment of political normalcy and Erdogan will then retreat to a less prominent position. Under current conditions those criticisms of one-man rule towards Erdogan represent nothing but an utter ignorance of politics.
Can the TAMAM Campaign End the Opposition s Underdog Position

Can the “TAMAM” Campaign End the Opposition’s Underdog Position?

May 11, 2018
In all these years as the AK Party has pursued society’s demands for ending the domination of the bureaucratic elites and the international forces, the opposition has taken a stance against this fundamental demand of Turkish society.