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.
Can the PKK be Viewed as a Gender Liberator

Can the PKK be Viewed as a Gender Liberator?

December 16, 2016
The PKK is often represented as an environmentalist, feminist, and at times, charitable organization in mainstream Western media, while its terror methods are hidden from the picture.
The Vicious Cycle of Increasing PKK Terror and Hardening Security

The Vicious Cycle of Increasing PKK Terror and Hardening Security Policies in Turkey

November 14, 2016
The overwhelming idea in society is that the PKK is using the HDP for recruitment, propaganda and logistical support purposes, and it even uses HDP-ruled municipalities as its safe havens.
And The Day Came

And The Day Came

August 10, 2016
One major question regarding the failed coup attempt in Turkey on July 15, is: why did millions of people flood into the main streets and squares of Turkey to stop the coup when the pro-coup soldiers declared a curfew, and even started shooting and bombing the civilians?