Nigar Tuğsuz

Nigar Tuğsuz

Nigar Tuğsuz completed her BA at Mimar Sinan Güzel Sanatlar University and received her MA from ODTU, both in Sociology. Between 2006-2007 she was a visiting student at Boğaziçi University and took courses in Europen History and Globalization. She obtained her PhD from Istanbul University in 2016 with a dissertation titled “Sunni’s Perceptions of Alevi: Between Materialistic and Authentic Identification”. Her major fields of scholarly research covers Turkish politics and comperative politics. Among her academic interests are Alevi identity, social identities, identity politics and intergroup relations. She is currently working as researcher at the Directorate of Society and Media at SETA İstanbul. She authored various articles and commentaries on society and political issues in Turkish newspapers.
Parties Politicians and Dispositions towards the July 15 Coup Attempt

Parties, Politicians and Dispositions towards the July 15 Coup Attempt

August 2, 2017
While the July 15 coup attempt and the immediate aftermath produced a unified synergy in favor of democracy, in the year since then this has not been the case. The Republican People's Party (CHP) and the People’s Democratic Party (HDP) in particular initially stated they were against all kinds of coups, yet lately they have made certain unjustifiable allegations that could cast a shadow on the process of uncovering the truth about the night of July 15, 2016.
Can Tension Over Lifestyle Debates in Turkey Explain Terrorism

Can Tension Over Lifestyle Debates in Turkey Explain Terrorism?

February 1, 2017
Seculars and conservatives experience and discover one another. Both are being diversified, intertwined and transformed. This unique relationship of secularism and religiosity/conservatism in Turkey becomes even more critical in a period when terror is rising in the name of Islam around the world.
The Unveiled Consensus in Turkey

The Unveiled Consensus in Turkey

September 9, 2016
The feeling that has mobilized Turkish society is anti-militarism as much as it is nationalism. In Turkey, today, there are strong uniting motivations, such as anti-militarism, participation in the public sphere, and democratic expectations.
The Sense of Betrayal in Turkish Society after the Coup

The Sense of Betrayal in Turkish Society after the Coup Attempt

August 8, 2016
Turkey was only a step toward a broader goal; the organization will certainly continue to disseminate and realize its messianic purpose from East to West. FETO should be considered a global threat to the democratic world order.