This course aims to provide a systematic review of major political developments in contemporary Turkey. The main objective of the course is to analyze and discuss those political institutions, actors, and issues that have come to shape Turkish political life in the post- 1980 period. Focusing on substantive topics such as civil-military relations, rise of identity-politics, role of religion, elections, and political parties, we will study the country's transition to democratic rule after military rule and evaluate its performance over time. Special attention will be paid to regime change in recent years and its long-term political implications.
SU Credits : 3
ECTS Credit : 6
Undergraduate level POLS 352 Minimum Grade of D