Faruk Yaslıçimen

Faruk Yaslıçimen

Faruk Yaslıçimen received his BA in History and International Relations from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2004. He continued his graduate education at Bilkent University, Ankara, where he received his MA in History in 2008. Dr. Yaslıçimen earned his doctorate degree in the same field at Ludwig Maximilians University of Munich in 2016. His works focus on state – society relations in the late Ottoman Empire, especially non-Sunni Muslim communities. Dr. Yaslıçimen has taught history, historical methodology and advanced Ottoman-Turkish paleography courses. His areas of scholarly research and interest also cover issues such as politics, architecture, and cultural policies in Turkey. Since 2016, Dr. Yaslıçimen also works as Editor-in-Chief of The New Turkey, a global news-analysis web portal.
Middle Class Discontent Will Have Disruptive Consequences An Interview with

Middle Class Discontent Will Have Disruptive Consequences: An Interview with Lütfi Sunar

September 27, 2019
Slowing economic growth, cuts on living wages and narrowing opportunities for social mobility have led to a phenomenon of middle class discontent. This has manifested in a number of protest movements of which Brexit, the Yellow Vests movement in France, and Occupy Wall Street are but prime examples.
Media is the Message Now An Interview with Dr Hakkı

Media is the Message Now: An Interview with Dr. Hakkı Öcal on Foreign Media Outlets in Turkey

June 17, 2019
No harm can come from free communication. But we need to know, who is doing what and why. These +90 and Gulf-sponsored media outlets are targeting Turkish politics but Turkey is strong enough to resist them.
Art Artists and Politics No Limits for Transgression

Art, Artists and Politics: No Limits for Transgression?

March 6, 2018
It is impossible to think of artists as beings without political thoughts but when they cross the thin line between being political and being an artist, the value of art diminishes.
Turgut Cansever In pursuit of wisdom through architecture

Turgut Cansever: In pursuit of wisdom through architecture

February 26, 2018
Turgut Cansever's primary concern was to combine architecture with ethics that entailed a quintessential overlap of religion, tradition, architecture and cultural identity on a sociopolitical axis in contemporary Turkey.
How to Make an Ottoman Clock in the Twenty First

How to Make an Ottoman Clock in the Twenty First Century, An Interview With Professor Lutfi Sunar

February 10, 2017
When a team at the Scientific Studies Association (İLEM) designed a clock with Ottoman features, it sparked a debate over the object’s place in today’s society as well as history. Lutfi Sunar, a Sociology professor at Istanbul University who lead the team, speaks with Dr. Faruk Yaslıçimen, Editor-in-Chief of The New Turkey, about the clock, and the larger lessons one can learn about how society, the state, and individuals perceive their place in a history that is often self-manufactured.
When Ideology Overwhelms Reason Messianic Aspects of Gülenism An Interview

When Ideology Overwhelms Reason: Messianic Aspects of Gülenism, An Interview with Professor Ahmet Yaşar Ocak

February 2, 2017
Gülen is a sincere believer in his mission. He claims that he communicates with the Prophet and even with God. Remember the case of the Babais mentioned earlier. Baba İlyas too claimed that he was having a conversation with God. Gülen was able to gather around hundreds of thousands people due to the rigid Kemalist government, which pushed religious people to look for ways to survive or, better, to find ways of ending the cruelty.
DAESH Documenting a Modern Heresy Interview with Belkıs Kılıçkaya

DAESH: Documenting a Modern Heresy, Interview with Belkıs Kılıçkaya

October 17, 2016
Faruk Yaslıçimen, Editor-in-Chief of The New Turkey interviewed Belkıs Kılıçkaya, a distinguished Turkish journalist, about DAESH, on which she made a three-part documentary for a TV channel in Turkey.
Investing in Turkey Investors Perspective Interview with Tarek O Al-Kasabi

Investing in Turkey, Investors’ Perspective: Interview with Tarek O. Al-Kasabi

October 11, 2016
Faruk Yaslıçimen, Editor-in-Chief of The New Turkey, interviewed with Tarek O. Al-Kasabi, a Saudi businessman, about his company's investments in Turkey.
Going Back to the Origins Change and Continuity in Egyptian

Going Back to the Origins: Change and Continuity in Egyptian Society

May 12, 2016
Faruk Yaslıçimen, Editor-in-Chief of The New Turkey, interviewed with the director of the Yunus Emre Institute in Cairo and tried to understand the current situation of the Egyptian society.
Diyanet Center of America An Architectural Quest for Identity

Diyanet Center of America: An Architectural Quest for Identity

April 1, 2016
A visitor of the Diyanet Center in Maryland notes that the mosque is already filled with Muslims from various backgrounds, all gathering every week for Friday sermons and excited by the scene that makes them feel “at home”.