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).
Three State Elections That Could Shake Up German Politics

Three State Elections That Could Shake Up German Politics

August 16, 2019
In the upcoming months, elections of three federal state parliaments will be held in Germany. The elections in Brandenburg, Saxony and Thuringia will not only have implications at the federal state level but also on a national level.
Are New Political Constellations Being Formed in Germany

Are New Political Constellations Being Formed in Germany?

August 8, 2019
Germany’s political parties are going through a period of transformation. Whether these ongoing developments might challenge the current political landscape will most likely be shaped in the upcoming years until the next federal election in 2021.
How to Discuss Turkey s Presidential System

How to Discuss Turkey’s Presidential System

August 2, 2019
In order to establish the presidential system fully, Turkey needs time and constructive discussions. Views of academics and researchers have to be considered while not forgetting that the potential existence of specific shortcomings does not hinder the successful operation of a system in general.
Call For an Uprising Against German Defense Minister

Call For an Uprising Against German Defense Minister?

July 25, 2019
The statements made by alleged “moderate” AfD members could be taken as a notice as to how a potential future government constellation with the AfD will end.
Turkey s Civil-Military Relations after the Coup Attempt

Turkey’s Civil-Military Relations after the Coup Attempt

July 17, 2019
Despite the civilian government’s determined will and several structural measures, a potential junta within the Turkish Armed Forces must still be taken seriously.
What Awaits Turkey's Presidential System

What Awaits Turkey's Presidential System

July 11, 2019
The ability of opposition parties to form an alliance and to gather together is related to the fact that the new presidential system is well established, even though this fact is yet to be noticed.
Germany in Danger Who Cares About Far-Right Extremism

Germany in Danger: Who Cares About Far-Right Extremism?

July 4, 2019
Germany must face right-right extremism as soon as possible and start a collective struggle against the threat on political, societal, and of course bureaucratic platforms. But above all, should prepare for this threat in Germany’s security apparatus.
Bloc Politics Determined the Results of the Istanbul Elections

Bloc Politics Determined the Results of the Istanbul Elections

June 27, 2019
Turkey’s dynamic political and its own path of democratic experience, which definitely must not be limited to exaggerated comments by foreign correspondents/journalists in Turkey and who are nowadays broadcasting in a very extreme and absurd Imamoglu-backing bias, offers a very good opportunity to examine the recent results in a more comparative and of course, system-based context.
Western Media on the Istanbul Mayoral Election Obstruction through Editoralizing

Western Media on the Istanbul Mayoral Election: Obstruction through Editoralizing Content?

June 23, 2019
The Western media have portrayed Ekrem Imamoglu as an ideal candidate for Turkish politics and have disregarded serious questions and accusations that he faces. They’ve turned a blind eye and a deaf ear to his previous failures, which Imamoglu is consistently asked about.
The End of Center Political Parties in Germany

The End of Center Political Parties in Germany?

June 13, 2019
Smaller parties will most likely reduce the SPD to an insignificant role which in the long-term may even cause difficulties in passing the 5 percent threshold