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M. Hakan Yavuz

M. Hakan Yavuz is Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science and Center for Middle East Studies at the University of Utah.

His forthcoming book is entitled Nostalgia for the Empire: The Politics of Memory and Neo-Ottomanism. He is the author, as well, of Toward and Islamic Enlightenment: The Gülen Movement (Oxford University Press, 2013), Muslim Democracy and Secularism in Turkey (Cambridge University Press, 2009), and Islamic Political Identity in Turkey (Oxford University Press, 2003).


In a bid to consolidate power, Erdoğan is reshaping Turkish politics in the image of the Ottoman past.

M. Hakan Yavuz