Informationen about the book

Table of contents and introduction in German.

Additional Informationen and order possibility

Time and location

Monday, 22 October 2018, 19:00 – 21:00
Central Library Vienna - Am Gürtel
Urban-Loritz-Platz 2a, 1070 Vienna


Ayşe Çavdar
Historian and author, Istanbul/Marburg

Mithat Sancar
Jurists and Member of HDP in the Turkish Parliament, Ankara

Ilker Ataç, Political Scientist, RheinMain University in Wiesbaden/VIDC

Welcome and book launch:
Michael Fanizadeh, VIDC und Volkan Ağar, taz gazete

Languages: Turkish and German with simultaneous interpretation


Book lauch: After the coup: 16 remarks on "new" Turkey

© Cem Dinlenmiş
© Cem Dinlenmiş


A ’new’ Turkey – this is what the The Justice and Development Party (AKP) and president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan wanted to achieve.  After the failed military coup of July 2016 which resulted in a state of emergency being declared, the implementation of a new presidential system and a victory in the early parliamentary elections on 24th June 2018, Erdoğan seemed to have reached the pinnacle of his ascent to power. In the same month, the opposition obtained almost half of the popular vote in the elections, despite very limited possibilities for assemblies as well as restricted freedom of press and expression.

During this event, panellists will address the question of how will things pan out for the ‚new‘ Turkey. What role did the Fethullah Gülen movement play in the coup attempt? How stable is the AKP Nationalist Movement Party (NHP) coalition when it comes to political homogeneity, secularism and Islamism?  What about the Kurdish question?  What about the rifts amongst Islamists? How can Turkey’s development into a dictatorship be prevented?

During the panel discussion, the book, of the same title, by Mandelbaum Publishers (ed .: Ilker Ataç, Michael Fanizadeh, Volkan Ağar, VIDC)  will be presented.  The text presents 16 alternative perspectives of the ‘new’ Turkey.  For more informationen about the book.





Former VIDC events on Turkey