Turgay Yerlikaya

Turgay Yerlikaya

Turgay Yerlikaya completed his B.A. at Kocaeli University in 2012. Yerlikaya completed his MA at Marmara University with a thesis titled, “Self-Orientalism in the Turkish Media,’ in 2014. Yerlikaya completed his PhD at Marmara University Institute of Social Sciences with a thesis titled, “The Relationship Between Social Movements and Social Media: Examples of Gezi Park and Tahir Square Protests.” Currently a researcher at SETA Foundation, Yerlikaya’s interests and work areas lie in social movements, social media, orientalism, Islamophobia and freedom of press.
Neo-Racism in the Age of Extremes

Neo-Racism in the Age of Extremes

July 20, 2019
"New racism” is a form of culturalism that can be defined as a “racism without race,” in which the arguments of race biology are hardly found. Neo-racism, which is a phenomenon highly influential in Europe, mounts its arguments on cultural differences.
Social Networks Mass Psychology and Lynch Culture

Social Networks, Mass Psychology and Lynch Culture

June 26, 2019
Social networks, which were initially introduced as the public spheres where different views can be expressed without any oppression and which was expected to make great contributions to democratization, are the most effective instruments threatening democracy and participatory culture today.
Is New Media Becoming a Threat to Democracy

Is New Media Becoming a Threat to Democracy?

June 15, 2019
Facebook and Twitter abstain from engaging in cooperation on the subjects related to the sovereignty and security of states and eases interventions in countries through social networks.
2016 Facebook Transparency Report and Turkey

2016 Facebook Transparency Report and Turkey

January 24, 2017
Despite harsh criticism against Turkey in the previous years for restricting the freedom of expression in social media and thus being anti-democratic, the Facebook transparency report tells another story in the light of the available statistical data.