Tag Archives: Neo-Ottomanism

Neither Erdoğan’s victory, nor the Muslim Brotherhood’s protests are an Ottoman slap

Published in Hurriyet Daily News Following a trail of setbacks, Islamists in the Arab world have something to celebrate. Their hero, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has won in Turkey’s local elections, a victory Islamists in the Arab world are selling to their … Continue reading

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Turkey and the pitfalls of the Ottoman revival

It smelt of Ottoman, it tasted of Ottoman, and it certainly looked like Ottoman. During my recent visit to Istanbul, I could feel the growing sense of pride among many Turks regarding their past and their desire to revive it. … Continue reading

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