Ersel Aydınlı

Ersel Aydınlı is associate professor of international relations at Bilkent University in Ankara and executive director of the Turkish Fulbright Commission. His books include Globalization, Security, and the Nation State: Paradigms in Transition (with James N. Rosenau, 2005).

January 2012, Volume 23, Issue 1

Turkey Under the AKP: Civil-Military Relations Transformed

Read the full essay here. Recent years have seen a transformation in Turkish civil-military relations—away from the traditional picture of weak elected officials overseen by a strong military, to one of a strengthened civilian government and a military with decreased influence. This article explores the questions of how this transformation has occurred, whether it will…