M. Erkut Ayvaz

M. Erkut Ayvaz

M. Erkut Ayvaz graduated from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (Germany) with a double-major in Political Science and Public Law in 2011. He spent the academic year 2012-2013 at Duke University (NC, USA) with a DAAD-scholarship. In 2014 he received his MA after completing his master’s thesis which addressed the civil-military relations in Turkey. Currently, Ayvaz is working on his doctoral dissertation at the Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg (Germany).
Who did Kemal Kilicdaroglu Want to Please with his Germany

Who did Kemal Kilicdaroglu Want to Please with his Germany Visit?

December 4, 2018
Even though the CHP chair stressed that Germany should take into account Turkey’s sensitivities in its fight against terrorism, he unfortunately did not shy to come together with individuals who are sympathetic to the PKK.
Continuing Alliances in Turkey s 2019 Local Elections

Continuing Alliances in Turkey’s 2019 Local Elections

November 27, 2018
The local elections to be held in Turkey in 2019 will take place in a rather general elections atmosphere, as has been the case in previous local elections in Turkey.
Who's Who in the CDU Race for Presidency

Who's Who in the CDU Race for Presidency?

November 21, 2018
Will the new chairperson of the CDU cooperate with Angela Merkel, or will it give birth to a new power struggle? 
German Media and the Problem of Proportional Representation

German Media and the Problem of Proportional Representation

November 14, 2018
The problem that the media in Germany is not proportionally representative with regards to the political stances of citizens has to be elaborated on more carefully in a critical way.
Will Merkel s Depart from the CDU Spark a Debate

Will Merkel’s Depart from the CDU Spark a Debate on the German Political System?

November 7, 2018
What would be the result in German politics if the head of the executive was elected with a popular vote? Perhaps this question might be on Germany’s future political agenda.
Deliberate Misunderstandings Regarding the Republican Character of Turkey

Deliberate Misunderstandings Regarding the Republican Character of Turkey

October 31, 2018
It should be kept in mind that in Turkey today while on the one hand there is no actual problem with the country’s republican character, on the other hand, certain secularist circles aggressively disregard its additional and necessary democracy component.
What's Really Behind Turkey s Student Oath Debate

What's Really Behind Turkey’s Student Oath Debate?

October 24, 2018
It seems that in cases when a decision made by the Erdogan administration is ruled out by a judicial body, those western media outlets stay silent. No critical voice has questioned why the judiciary acts against the government, or why the Turkish judiciary still acts in an entrenched (Kemalist) ideological way.
Dual-Citizenship of Turks A Populist Instrument in German Politics

Dual-Citizenship of Turks: A Populist Instrument in German Politics?

October 17, 2018
Politicians in Germany with certain future career goals regularly and insistently address similar populist and Turkey related topics. This is a fundamental problem for major conservative parties and circles.
Elections in Bavaria and the Future of Conservatives in German

Elections in Bavaria and the Future of Conservatives in German Politics

October 10, 2018
The elections to be held on Sunday will show how the future of conservatives in Germany will be shaped, how the fragile federal government led by Merkel will react to a major success of the AfD, and how the people will elaborate a likely shift to a more far-rightist and populist type of politics in general.
Towards a Limited but Robust Rapprochement Between Turkey and Germany

Towards a Limited but Robust Rapprochement Between Turkey and Germany

October 3, 2018
While on the one hand it can be stated that a new era is launched with Germany, on the other, the negative ambitions of several circles in Germany in regards to Turkey will continue.