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).
What s Behind the German Public's Mistrust Against Turkey

What’s Behind the German Public's Mistrust Against Turkey?

April 11, 2018
According to a recent survey conducted for the German public channel ARD, Germans don’t trust Turkey, while France is the most trustworthy partner.
Germany s Candidacy for the UN Security Council

Germany’s Candidacy for the UN Security Council

April 4, 2018
New and more global responsibility seeking German self-perception cannot be reduced to one specific political party, but rather a long-term state policy.
Who Decides Whether Islam Belongs to Germany or Not

Who Decides Whether Islam Belongs to Germany or Not?

March 28, 2018
If a democratic state accepts that the discourse of right-wing extremists will shape the country’s future perception of what belongs to Germany, where will then be the borders of that populism and ignorance and who will guarantee that it will not end in a fiasco?
Chancellor Merkel s IV Federal Government and Domestic Challenges

Chancellor Merkel’s IV. Federal Government and Domestic Challenges

March 22, 2018
After 12 years as Chancellor, the popularity of Mrs. Merkel is shrinking. The electorate has increasingly become dissatisfied with her personality and particularly with her “liberal” decisions for instance regarding the refugee crisis – which is also the main reason for the right-wing AfD’s success.
Towards a more Realistic German Foreign Policy

Towards a more Realistic German Foreign Policy?

January 6, 2018
Rather than radical changes, small yet realistic steps can be taken in German foreign policy in order to re-establish relations between Turkey and Germany as the positive atmosphere of the most recent Gabriel - Cavusoglu meeting demonstrates.
German Federal Elections Reality ultimately reached Berlin

German Federal Elections: Reality ultimately reached Berlin

October 5, 2017
If a country accepts that right-wing extremists entered the parliament due to 890.000 refugees who came to Germany, what will this country do if a real crisis arises?
Ein gescheiterter Putschversuch und die westliche Doppelmoral

Ein gescheiterter Putschversuch und die westliche Doppelmoral

July 25, 2016
Die Doppelmoral der westlichen Medien und Politiker gegenüber den Putschisten wird lediglich als eine weitere menschenunwürdige und menschenverachtende Haltung der Europäer und Amerikaner in die Geschichtsbücher eingehen.