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Analysis & Commentary - Aykan Erdemir

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29th August 2018 – Quoted by Faith McDonell in Juicy Ecumenism

The Art of Deceit: Turkey, America, and Pastor Andrew Brunson

Aykan Erdemir, Merve Tahiroglu

As the world watches, the United States and Turkey are engaged in a struggle over the fate of an American pastor. Brunson, 50, is just one of several other Americans and three Turkish nationals who work for the U.S. government that have been unjustly imprisoned by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. more...

13th August 2018 – Quoted by Michael Verfürden- Handelsblatt

This is how the Turkish currency crisis hits you

Aykan Erdemir

Donald Trump is the cowboy of world politics. Only that the US President does not target his opponents with a weapon, but with his smartphone. The tweets he puts down are like bullets that make the legs of his opponents dance. And now such a Twitter bullet hit Turkey. more...

12th August 2018 – BBC

BBC World Service

Aykan Erdemir

FDD's Aykan Erdemir joins BBC to examine Turkey's recently announced plan to stabilize the lira in spite of recent economic turmoil. more...

10th August 2018 – Kurdistan 24

Turkish delegation left US with no agreement

Aykan Erdemir

In the first extended official US comments following Wednesday’s meetings between the US State Department and Turkey’s Foreign Ministry, State Department Spokesperson Heather Nauert confirmed that the crisis in US-Turkish relations persists. more...

31st May 2018 – FDD Research

Erdogan’s Hostage Diplomacy: Western Nationals in Turkish Prisons

Aykan Erdemir, Eric S. Edelman


30th March 2016 – Routledge

Antagonistic Tolerance: Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces

Antagonistic Tolerance: Competitive Sharing of Religious Sites and Spaces

Aykan Erdemir

Antagonistic Tolerance examines patterns of coexistence and conflict amongst members of different religious communities, using multidisciplinary research to analyze groups who have peacefully intermingled for generations, and who may have developed aspects of syncretism in their religious practices, and yet have turned violently on each other. more...