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 is important for Europe despite Sigmar Gabriel s false

Turkey is important for Europe despite Sigmar Gabriel’s false prophecies

August 29, 2018
By warning that Europe would pay the price if Turkey was to become destablized by sanctions imposed by the Trump administration, Gabriel also added that if Europe does not do everything to keep Turkey a part of the West, “nationalistic forces” in Turkey could “reach for the atom bomb, as in Iran and North Korea, to make themselves unassailable.”
The Trump Effect on Turkey-Germany relations

The Trump Effect on Turkey-Germany relations

August 22, 2018
Even though Germany’s recent positive position regarding Turkey is based rather on economic interests and short-term goals, which are also based on President Trump's personal and similar negative attitudes against Germany, relations between Turkey and German might mutually benefit from this current situation.
A chance to deepen Turkey-Germany relations

A chance to deepen Turkey-Germany relations

August 15, 2018
The Turkish President’s planned visit in September might enable the opportunity for both countries to broaden their horizons, to reduce tension and to deepen bilateral relations.
Dangerous Aspirations Germany as a New Nuclear Power

Dangerous Aspirations: Germany as a New Nuclear Power?

August 8, 2018
That the debate about Germany’s potential aim to have its own nuclear weapon coincides with the nationalist trend in the country’s political discourse also points out an interesting and deteriorating path.
Social Democracy is a Distant Island Should CHP Dissolve Itself

Social Democracy is a Distant Island: Should CHP Dissolve Itself?

August 1, 2018
As one pro-CHP surveyor once stated; “even if Ismet Inonu or Bulent Ecevit were to lead the party today, its votes would not exceed 35 percent.”
Can the Mesut Ozil Affair Trigger a New Sensitivity Regarding

Can the Mesut Ozil Affair Trigger a New Sensitivity Regarding Racism?

July 25, 2018
Perhaps Ozil’s recent stance may achieve or possibly trigger more than what previous victims of known racist treatments have not had the chance to.
Has Turkey Closed the Door for Military Coups Forever

Has Turkey Closed the Door for Military Coups Forever?

July 18, 2018
It should be stressed that the presidential leadership was a crucial factor in the failure of the attempt. By calling the citizens to go on streets and protect democratic rights, Turkish President Erdogan differentiated himself from previous Turkish political leaders and thus mobilized the country against an anti-democratic attempt.
Is Germany Heading into a Trap of Nationalism

Is Germany Heading into a Trap of Nationalism?

July 11, 2018
The CSU increasingly preferred nationalist like discourses by resembling Austria’s Chancellor Kurz or even Hungary’s Prime Minister Orban in order to compete with the AfD’s extreme standpoints.
The Turkish Diaspora s Voting Preference in the 24 June

The Turkish Diaspora’s Voting Preference in the 24 June Elections

July 4, 2018
Turkey's June 24 election results are considered as a chance by the Turkish diaspora to initiate new and stable bilateral relations for the upcoming future.
What do the 24 June Election Results Tell Us

What do the 24 June Election Results Tell Us?

June 27, 2018
It would not be wrong to state that the main objective of the opposition parties, which was to block Erdogan from winning in the first round and to cause a “divided government” between the legislative and executive branches ultimately ended in a fiasco.