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.
Democratization of the Republic through Presidentialism

Democratization of the Republic through Presidentialism

January 24, 2017
The current constitutional reform in Turkey puts a premium on democratic politics in the face of extra-political forces and pushes political parties to address the whole society in order to get elected.
Why should not the West love the Gülenists

Why should not the West love the Gülenists?

August 18, 2016
Below the iceberg, Gülenism has a real face, a dark obscurantist zeal for world domination, in terms of its goals, and the path chosen to achieve them contradicts almost everything that is Western. As this Janus-faced structure of the Gülenists unfolds, the interests and ideals of the West will fall apart.
Turkey Debates Presidentialism Lost in Translation

Turkey Debates Presidentialism: Lost in Translation?

April 29, 2016
Today, the AK Party strives to finalize this rationalization process by legalizing the de facto situation with a new constitution based on a presidential system.