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).
Turkey's Fight Against Terrorism PKK not Kurds

Turkey's Fight Against Terrorism: PKK, not Kurds

January 15, 2019
There is a deliberate confusion by using the term “Kurds” in relation to both societal or even political groups and even to terrorist groups such as the PKK/YPG. Who and which authorities have any right to claim the monopoly of the term “Kurds?” There are more than 15 million ethnic Kurds living in the Turkish Republic while possessing, of course naturally, Turkish Citizenship – and who have actually and in general no problem with the Turkish State at all.
Can Germany s Non-Permanent Seat at the UN Security Council

Can Germany’s Non-Permanent Seat at the UN Security Council Bring Reform?

January 9, 2019
Germany already had established together with Brazil, Japan and India the so-called G4 group in order to support the mutual claim of a UNSC-membership if a so-called reform will be launched one day.
The SETA Foundation s 2018 Annual Report has been Published

The SETA Foundation’s 2018 Annual Report has been Published

January 2, 2019
The SETA Foundation's Annual Report consists of eight comprehensive parts that address, for instance, domestic policy, foreign policy, defense-security issues, economy, energy policies, law and judiciary, education and social policies and media issues in Turkey.
How the Presidential Systems in the US and Turkey React

How the Presidential Systems in the US and Turkey React Differently to Budget Issues

December 26, 2018
The longest government shutdown occurred under President Bill Clinton and this had costed the government billions of dollars. A government shutdown disrupts government services and increases its costs due to lost labor.
Lack of Sensitivity against Discrimination in Germany The Gedeon Affair

Lack of Sensitivity against Discrimination in Germany: The Gedeon Affair

December 19, 2018
Subsequent to some warning words by the President, Gedeon attacked the President by stating “she could lead a parliament that way in Anatolia, but not in Germany” (“So können Sie ein Parlament in Anatolien führen, aber nicht in Deutschland”).
Seven Challenges for New CDU Leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

Seven Challenges for New CDU Leader Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer

December 12, 2018
Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer needs to clarify her relations with Angela Merkel. Even though she underscores her own career path by pointing out her individual positions, the general societal perception positions her in Merkel’s shadow. This critical issue has to be clarified as it could otherwise lead to a de-facto “dual-leadership” crisis.
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.