Hüseyin Alptekin

Hüseyin Alptekin

Hüseyin Alptekin is Assistant Professor at Istanbul Şehir University and researcher at SETA. He received his PhD degree from the University of Texas at Austin in 2014. Among his academic interests are comparative political institutions, ethnic politics, nationalism, politics of Turkey, and the Middle East. His research has been published, among others, in Ethnic and Racial Studies, Mediterranean Politics, Nationalism and Ethnic Politics, Afro Eurasian Studies, Insight Turkey, and Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Political Thought.
Populism The New Wave of quot Magic quot in Europe

Populism: The New Wave of "Magic" in Europe?

December 10, 2018
The country that elected Macron for a revolution is now pushing him to the edge for another revolution.
Another Step in Pushing the PKK Out of Iraq

Another Step in Pushing the PKK Out of Iraq?

December 3, 2018
If the PUK works with Turkey in the latter’s campaign to terminate the PKK in Iraq, in return, the PUK can unseal its relations with Turkey, which were initially fragmented due to the PKK’s activities in PUK-controlled areas. 
The ECHR Ruling on Demirtas and Turkey s Response

The ECHR Ruling on Demirtas and Turkey’s Response

November 26, 2018
50 people died in the riots that Demirtas called his party to support - including 4 children conducting charity work in Diyarbakir. Now, the ECHR is requesting for his release. 
To Extradite or not to Extradite Fetullah Gulen Rumors in

To Extradite or not to Extradite Fetullah Gulen? Rumors in the Press

November 18, 2018
With various sources claiming different stories, if the Trump administration has actually considered the extradition of Fetullah Gulen, this would be a game changing move.
Does the US Bounty on PKK Leaders Mean Anything

Does the US Bounty on PKK Leaders Mean Anything?

November 10, 2018
PKK leaders Murat Karayilan, Cemil Bayik and Duran Kalkan have been added to the U.S. ‘Reward for Justice’ list prepared by the U.S. State Department in fighting against terrorism.
Turkey-US Relations How to Save a Bent Relationship From Being

Turkey-US Relations: How to Save a Bent Relationship From Being Broken?

November 3, 2018
Perhaps the right way to interpret the recent warming in the bilateral relations is about the American recognition of Turkey as a rational and effective international actor whether the U.S. supports or tries to undermine this effective role.
What Won the KRG Elections in Iraq KDP's Revisionism or

What Won the KRG Elections in Iraq? KDP's Revisionism or PUK's Status Quo

October 22, 2018
Recent developments in Iraq illustrate that the KDP and PUK will continue to dominate Iraqi politics. You can essentially read this as the Barzani and Talebani houses continuing their reign on this shaky settlement, a settlement found based on a delicate division of power in the region.
Jamal Khashoggi and Andrew Brunson Two Cases Showing How Turkish

Jamal Khashoggi and Andrew Brunson: Two Cases Showing How Turkish Foreign Policy Functions

October 13, 2018
While the power game in Syria continues in its fullest sensitivity, the fates of individuals from the tragedy of Khashoggi to the release of Brunson will have reflections in Turkey’s complex and interdependent foreign affairs calculations.
No Meddling in Iraqi Politics Turkey's Spot is on the

No Meddling in Iraqi Politics: Turkey's Spot is on the PKK

October 7, 2018
The PUK’s candidate Barham Salih was elected as the new president of Iraq on Tuesday, 2 October, in an easy win over the KDP’s candidate Fuad Hussein (219 votes vs only 22). Many think this result became possible only after Iran cut a deal with the PUK.
A Textbook Example How the Gulenist Cult Became a Terrorist

A Textbook Example: How the Gulenist Cult Became a Terrorist Organization

September 29, 2018
If terror is the use of violence by non-state actors targeting civilians in order to achieve their political objectives, Gulenists did this on the night of July 15 and, hence, they are a textbook example of terrorist organizations - a very innovative one.