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, where he received his MA in History in 2008 with a dissertation titled as “Sunnism versus Shiism? Rise of the Shiite Politics and of the Ottoman Apprehension in Late Nineteenth Century Iraq”. In 2016, he received his PhD at Ludwig Maximillians University of Munich, where he defended his doctoral dissertation on “The Ottoman Empire and its Shiite Subjects: State-Society Relations in the Late Nineteenth and Early Twentieth Centuries”. His areas of scholarly research and interest cover history of the Ottoman Empire, architecture, and cultural policies in Turkey.
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.
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”.