Author: Oguz Alyanak

Fighting America, One iPhone at a Time

Oguz Alyanak , December 18th, 2018


Boycotts, illusions and the making of the new Turkey Find it absurd. Find it irrational. But while those infuriated with Nike in the United States were busy cutting…


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An Anthropology of Afrin—An Impossibility?

Oguz Alyanak , March 6th, 2018


Searching for solidarity in the anthropological community. [pquote]How does one find the space to write or think—let alone breath—in such an environment?[/pquote]Şehitler ölmez vatan bölünmez. The mar…


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The Politics of Grieving in Turkey

Oguz Alyanak , January 18th, 2018


The Death of the Maden Family The Aegean Sea is a graveyard. Like its Mediterranean counterpart, its waters are filled with human bodies that wash up on the…


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What’s in a Kiss?

Oguz Alyanak , October 27th, 2017


On a late October day in 2016, police detained 17 journalists in a raid on the Istanbul offices of Turkey’s oldest newspaper, Cumhuriyet, as part of the post-July…


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The Voice of Hunger, Part 1

Oguz Alyanak , June 27th, 2017


A Two Part Series on Lives Sacrificed under Turkey’s State of Emergency For Nuriye, Semih and many other brave souls who choose to carry on… Part 1: The…


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Turkey Votes

Oguz Alyanak , April 14th, 2017


The Turkish referendum could extend President Erdoğan’s one-man rule. A piece of bicolored paper. On the left is printed EVET (YES), in black font over a white background,…


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The Docile Ethnographer?

Oguz Alyanak , March 15th, 2017


On Self-Censure and Fieldwork “Looking forward to reading more in this series. Would have liked to retweet it, but I’m not touching anything critical until I’m done with…


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From Erdoğan’s Turkey to Trump’s America

Oguz Alyanak , January 31st, 2017


Since signing a petition to end state violence against Kurds in southeast Turkey, academics critical of the Turkish regime have come under increased scrutiny. These “dopey academics” as…


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