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).
Why are You Afraid of Calling Christchurch a Terrorist Attack

Why are You Afraid of Calling Christchurch a Terrorist Attack?

March 21, 2019
The Western world should be aware of an increasing danger caused by a new wave of racism and anti-Islamic movements that glorify and that are inspired from various historical incidents, including the Crusaders and Nazis.
A Muslim Chancellor in Germany

A Muslim Chancellor in Germany?

March 14, 2019
In response to Ralph Brinkhaus' statements on the possibility of having a German Muslim Chancellor, Germany's Bild stated: “A Muslim as CDU Chancellor? Then delete the C in your name.”
Neither Sincere Nor Concrete Is Turkey's Opposition Getting Ready for

Neither Sincere Nor Concrete: Is Turkey's Opposition Getting Ready for Another Defeat?

March 8, 2019
While the People’s Alliance refers itself to a set of compatible ambitions and narratives, the Nation Alliance is based on incompatible narratives and only has one common objective – to get rid of President Erdogan.
Ambivalent Policies and the Loss of Western Values

Ambivalent Policies and the Loss of Western Values

March 2, 2019
Norbert Röttgen, Germany’s Chair of the Foreign Affairs Committee, described the Venezuelan President Maduro as a dictator while German foreign minister Heiko Maas preferred the term “Maduro regime” – all these taking place when Merkel came together with Egypt’s authoritarian leader.
Germany s New Strategy Against the PKK or Just Temporary

Germany’s New Strategy Against the PKK or Just Temporary Steps?

February 21, 2019
Germany needs to start an actual struggle against all potential PKK components flourished in Germany once and for all.
Is Germany Intervening in the Internal Affairs of Venezuela

Is Germany Intervening in the Internal Affairs of Venezuela?

February 15, 2019
The report published by Wissenschaftlicher Dienst des Bundestages stresses the fact that the German parliament's decision to recognize Guaidó as the interim president could cause a situation that could be seen as an interference in Venezuela's internal affairs. 
European Double Standards on Venezuela

European Double Standards on Venezuela

February 5, 2019
While recently Germany’s economy minister Altmaier visited Egypt this week and met with the putschist president Sisi without problematizing his illegitimate presidency, the German government insisted on new elections in Venezuela. Why don’t democrats doubt the sincerity of German foreign policy under these conditions? The same counts for other leading Western and European powers, which act contrary to “democratic values.”
German Democrats Have to Stand United Against Far-Right Amid Turbulent

German Democrats Have to Stand United Against Far-Right Amid Turbulent Times

January 30, 2019
Comparing the AfD to the Nazi times, Charlotte Knobloch stated that the AfD “bases it politics on hate and exclusion and doesn’t abide by our democratic constitution.” 
Meanderings on the Road to Presidency Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations

Meanderings on the Road to Presidency: Ince's Calculations and Miscalculations

January 23, 2019
The CHP should try to clarify what the party’s main purpose is in the short and long-term and whether there is any enthusiasm regarding the local elections.
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.