Book Launch with Dimitar Bechev: Turkey Under Erdogan

PSA Turkish Politics Specialist Group is inviting you to its virtual book launch event in which Dr Dimitar Bechev will present his new book“Turkey Under Erdogan How a Country Turned from Democracy and the West” published by Yale University Press.

The event will take place on Zoom on Thursday, 12 January 2023, 15:00 – 16:00 GMT.

The book will be discussed by Lauren McLaren, Professor of Politics at the University of Leicester and Dr Marc Sinan Winrow (LSE).

The presentations will be followed by feedback from discussants and a Q&A session.

Registration for the event can be made on Eventbrite.

About the speaker

Dr Dimitar Bechev is a lecturer at the Oxford School of Global and Area Studies (OSGA), University of Oxford.

He specialises in the international politics of Eastern Europe and Eurasia.

Bechev is the author of Turkey under Erdogan (Yale University Press, 2022), Historical Dictionary of North Macedonia (Rowman, 2019), and Rival Power: Russia in Southeast Europe (Yale UP, 2017) as well as co-editor of Russia Rising: Putin’s Foreign Policy in the Middle East and North Africa (Bloomsbury, 2021).

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Call for Papers: Greek Politics and Turkish Politics Specialist Groups Joint Panel

We are sharing the call for papers for the joint panel hosted by Greek Politics and Turkish Politics Specialist Groups at the PSA Annual Conference 2023. The conference will take place at the University of Liverpool, between 3-5 April 2023.

The Greek and Turkish Politics Specialist Groups of the PSA welcome papers for a joint panel, marking the centenary of the Lausanne Treaty in 1923. Taking stock of 100 years of bilateral relations, papers can cover any aspect of state formation in Greece and Turkey and relations between the two nations, including how the history of nationalism and state building impacts relations between the two countries today. Papers with a longitudinal focus covering both Greece and Turkey would be preferred within the general theme of “100 Years since the Lausanne Treaty: Reflections on State-Building, Nationalism and Peace.”

About PSA 2023

The PSA’s Annual Conference 2023 will be held at the University of Liverpool. It plans to combine both in-person and digital presentations. Therefore, we welcome papers which will be presented digitally as well as those which will be presented in-person (please state which format you would prefer in your abstract). Full conference details are available at this link.


If you would like to be considered for inclusion in this joint panel, email us a 200-word abstract by the 26th of September 2022 to BOTH email addresses below.

If you have any questions or queries, please do not hesitate to contact us.