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Dr Louis Fishman

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Louis Fishman is an assistant professor of Modern Middle East history at Brooklyn College, City University of New York. Currently he is working on the last stages of his book on late Ottoman Palestine. He regularly contributes to Haaretz, where he writes about Turkish and Israeli affairs, in addition to writing and providing political analysis […]

Dr.Janroj Keles

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Dr Janroj Keles is as an editor of the British Sociological Association’s journal Work, Employment and Society and a Senior Research Fellow at the Department of Law and Politics, School of Law, Middlesex University. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology and Communications from Brunel University. He has widely published on migration, globalisation, stateless diaspora, transnational political activism, media, ethnicity, […]

Dr.Dogus Simsek

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Dr. Dogus Simsek currently teaches at the College of Social Sciences and Humanities at Koç University. She received her PhD in Sociology from City, University of London where she taught undergraduate sociology courses and MA in Cultural Studies from Goldsmiths College, University of London. Her research interests broadly cover integration and transnationalism, refugee studies, racism, ethnicity and identity. […]

Dr.Nazir Cihangir Islam

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Professor Doctor Nazir Cihangir Islam was born in Sakarya, Turkey in 1959. In 1983 he completed his medical training and in 1990 he completed his specialisms in Orthopaedics and Traumatology at Ankara University. Dr Islam studied spinal surgery and clinical research at the University of Minnesota and at McGill University, Montreal. He has published around […]

Elif Shafak

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Elif Shafak is an award-winning British-Turkish novelist and the most widely read female author in Turkey. She writes in both Turkish and English, and has published seventeen books, eleven of which are novels. Her work has been translated into fifty languages. Shafak holds a PhD in political science and she has taught at various universities […]

Ece Temelkuran

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Ece Temelkuran is one of Turkey’s best-known writers and political commentators. Having made her name as a columnist at national newspapers Milliyet and Haberturk, she is also the author of several award-winning works of fiction and non-fiction, including “Women Who Blow on Knots” and “Turkey: The Insane and the Melancholy”. (14)

Ali Bayramoglu

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Ali Bayramoglu is an academic and political commentator in Turkey. He has produced several publications on minority rights, on the Kurdish issue and on religious and conservative movements in Turkey. Since 1994, he has continuously contributed as a columnist to a variety of newspapers. His most well-known books include The Islamic Movement in Turkey (2001), […]

Dr.Salma Soliman

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Dr Salma Soliman is a senior lecturer in International Management ar Middlesex University. She has work experience in the sectors of education, financial services and FMCG. Before joining academia, she worked as a management consultant on different projects in the UK and the Middle East for clients in the private and non-for-profit sectors. (15)

Patrick Keddie

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Book Launch ‘The Passion: Football and the Story of Modern Turkey’ Patrick Keddie is an author, journalist and essayist based in Istanbul. A reporter for Al Jazeera, his writing has also appeared in VICE, the Guardian, the Huffington Post, the Irish Times, the LA Review of Books, Middle East Eye and the Sunday Herald among […]