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Can Erimtan

Can Erimtan

Can Erimtan
Dr. Can Erimtan is an independent scholar residing in İstanbul, with a wide interest in the politics, history and culture of the Balkans and the Greater Middle East. He attended the VUB in Brussels and did his graduate work at the universities of Essex and Oxford. In Oxford, Erimtan was a member of Lady Margaret Hall and he obtained his doctorate in Modern History in 2002. His publications include the book “Ottomans Looking West?” as well as numerous scholarly articles. In the period 2010-11, he wrote op-eds for Today’s Zaman and in the further course of 2011 he also published a number of pieces in Hürriyet Daily News. In 2013, he was the Turkey Editor of the İstanbul Gazette. He is on Twitter at @theerimtanangle
‘Bibi’ does Gaza or the long and winding road to Tehran via the Mediterranean ‘Bibi’ does Gaza or the long and winding road to Tehran via the Mediterranean
The Israeli assault on the miniscule Gaza Strip known as Operation Protective Edge has now been going strong for more than three weeks, and Benjamin Netanyahu (Bibi) came out last Monday to warn his constituents to be ready for a "prolonged" operation. August 01, 2014 14:41
The Cyprus issue: 40 years' resolution and the matter of natural gas The Cyprus issue: 40 years' resolution and the matter of natural gas
​Last Sunday, 20 July 2014, marked the 40th anniversary of Turkey's direct involvement on the island of Cyprus. July 24, 2014 11:05 17
​Strange days ahead: Turkey's presidential elections 2014 ​Strange days ahead: Turkey's presidential elections 2014
Ever since the Republic of Turkey introduced multi-party elections in 1946/50, the country has been hailed as a nation possessing a Muslim population yet also a functioning and vibrant democracy. July 18, 2014 15:10 4
Palestinians subjected to apartheid treatment Palestinians subjected to apartheid treatment
At the moment, the world is watching in horror as Israel is conducting the latest stage in its seemingly endless and relentless campaign of extermination aimed at the population of the Gaza strip. July 16, 2014 15:38
Sino-American rivalry: Energy consumption, nuclear energy and deadly nukes Sino-American rivalry: Energy consumption, nuclear energy and deadly nukes
The Bank of America recently claimed that the US will continue as the world’s biggest crude oil producer in 2014 after overtaking Saudi Arabia and Russia, as extraction from shale rock fuels the nation’s economic recovery. July 10, 2014 13:32 12
​Real ‘Battle of Iraq’ is only beginning ​Real ‘Battle of Iraq’ is only beginning
Ideology or religion, nationalism, self-determination, and independence appear lofty notions and goals, but in reality, it is "always ... about the oil, stupid!" to paraphrase Professor Schwartz paraphrasing Bill Clinton. July 03, 2014 15:08 26
​Intra-Islamic Cold War and the disintegration of Iraq ​Intra-Islamic Cold War and the disintegration of Iraq
The lands of Mesopotamia, united in the shape of a state known as Iraq since 1920, now seem to be on the brink of collapse. June 19, 2014 11:27 4
​Climate calamity averted: New renewable rivalry between the US and China ​Climate calamity averted: New renewable rivalry between the US and China
It was but a few years ago that China was known all around as one of the big three world polluters, spewing tons and tons of carbon into the air, primarily through its coal-powered electricity plants. June 16, 2014 13:46 13
​The return of polio in Turkey: Syrian refugees in Istanbul ​The return of polio in Turkey: Syrian refugees in Istanbul
Over the past weeks and months, I have often dealt with Turkey's overt and covert involvement in Syria's not-so civil war next door. The country at the moment is home to at least 720,000 Syrian refugees. June 11, 2014 10:51 9

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