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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
​Islamic State and the appeal of 72 Virgins-in-waiting: Video games, boredom and the lack of future prospects ​Islamic State and the appeal of 72 Virgins-in-waiting: Video games, boredom and the lack of future prospects
Muslim extremism has been NATO's enemy-of-choice since the mid-1990's, and now this amorphous opponent has once again assumed the shape of a recognizable organization headed by a similarly tangible figure, worthy of a worldwide campaign of hatred. September 01, 2014 15:04
​All's well that ends well: Rise to the top of the new Turkey’s PM ​All's well that ends well: Rise to the top of the new Turkey’s PM
For the past 90 years Turkey, NATO's most eastern member and the Islamic world's gateway to the West, has been a nation state comprised of a manifold of ethnic groups and sub-groups bonded by the religion of Islam. August 28, 2014 17:14
​NSA, BND and MIT: Whose Big Brother is watching whom? ​NSA, BND and MIT: Whose Big Brother is watching whom?
When news broke last summer that a certain NSA contractor had "leaked" an inordinate amount of secret data to various media outlets, global public opinion suddenly realized that the world we live in today does resemble the Orwellian dystopia 1984. August 20, 2014 14:29
​Creative chaos redux: The Black Sea pivot and the evolving project for the Greater Middle East ​Creative chaos redux: The Black Sea pivot and the evolving project for the Greater Middle East
The events of the past weeks and months show that the world is currently going through an intense and frightening time. War and armed strife bound about once more, threatening the global equilibrium, now moving towards the Black Sea. August 19, 2014 14:55
Operation Protective Edge, ethnic cleansing and the issue of genocide Operation Protective Edge, ethnic cleansing and the issue of genocide
Last Tuesday, the Israeli government decided to bring its near month long campaign of destruction and devastation of the Gaza Strip to a halt with a temporary ceasefire (arguably meant to hold longer), claiming its immediate objectives had been achieved. August 08, 2014 11:03
‘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
​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
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

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