Book Reviews

Mladen Ostojic, Between Justice and Stability: The Politics of War Crimes Prosecutions in Post-Milosevic Serbia, Ashgate, Burlington, 2014, forthcoming in East European Politics

Senem B. Çevik and Philip Seib (eds.), Turkey’s Public Diplomacy, Palgrave, Basingstoke, 2015, forthcoming in Journal of Global Analysis

Şakir Dinçşahin, State and Intellectuals in Turkey: The Life and Times of Niyazi Berkes, 1908-1988, Lexington, London and New York, 2015, forthcoming in Nations and Nationalism

Dimitris Stamatopoulos (ed.), Balkan Nationalism(s) and the Ottoman Empire, 3 vols. The ISIS Press, Istanbul, 2015, forthcoming in Southeast European and Black Sea Studies

Eberhard Kienle and Nadine Sika (eds.), The Arab Uprisings: Transforming and Challenging State Power, I. B. Tauris, London, 2015 forthcoming in Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security

Simon A. Waldman and Emre Çalıskan, The New Turkey and its Discontents, Hurst & Co, London, 2016, submitted in Political Studies Review

Emmanuele Saccarelli and Latha Varadarajan, Imperialism: Past and Present, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015; Roger Hardy, The Poisoned Well: Empire and its Legacy in the Middle East, Hurst & Co, London, 2016, submitted in Political Studies Review

Kaya Genç, Under the Shadow: Rage and Revolution in Modern Turkey, I. B. Tauris, London and New York, 2016, submitted in LSE Review of Books

Alexandros Lamprou, Nation-Building in Modern Turkey: The ‘People’s Houses’, the State and the Citizen, I. B. Tauris, 2015, Political Studies Review , vol. 15, no. 2, 2017, pp. 334-335

Ronald Grigor Suny, They Can Live in the Desert but Nowhere Else. A History of the Armenian Genocide, Princeton University Press, 2015, Studies in Ethnicity and Nationalism, vol. 16, no. 3, 2016, pp. 518–520

Niyazi Kızılyürek, Şiddet Mevsiminin Saklı Tarihi, Heterotopia, Limassol, 2015, The Cyprus Review, vol. 28, no. 1, 2016, pp. 163-167

Ilter Turan, Turkey’s Difficult Journey to Democracy: Two Steps Forward, One Step Back, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2015, Political Studies Review, vol. 14, no. 4, 2016, pp. 636-637

Georgios Karyotis and Roman Gerodimos (eds.), The Politics of Extreme Austerity: Greece in the Eurozone Crisis, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, 2015, Political Studies Review, vol. 14, no. 3, 2016, p. 476

David Coates, America in the Shadow of Empires, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2014, and Jeanne Morefield, Without Imperialism: Anglo-American Decline and the Politics of Deflection, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, Political Studies Review, vol. 14, no. 2, 2016, pp. 304-305

Hakan Yilmaz and Çağla E. Aykaç (eds.), Perceptions of Islam in Europe: Culture, Identity and the Muslim ‘Other’, I. B. Tauris. January 2010, 288 pp. Journal of Conflict Transformation and Security, vol. 5, no. 1, 2016, pp. 110-113

Rüstem Köken, Memories of a 64th Generation Cypriot, Başak Matbaacılık, Ankara, 2013, 230 pp., The Cyprus Review, vol. 27, no. 2, 2015, pp. 125-127

Arolda Elbasani and Olivier Roy (eds.), The Revival of Islam in the Balkans: From Identity to Religiosity, Palgrave MacMillan, Basingstoke, 2015, LSE Review of Books, April 11, 2016

Vally Lytra (ed.), When Greeks and Turks Meet: Interdisciplinary Perspectives on the Relationship since 1923, Ashgate, Farnham, 2014, 320 pp., Insight Turkey, vol. 17, no. 4, 2015, pp. 256-258

Spyridon N. Litsas and Aristotle Tziampiris (eds.), The Eastern Mediterranean in Transition: Multipolarity, Politics and Power, Ashgate, Surrey, 2015 in Changing Turkey in a Changing World (url:

George Kyris, The Europeanisation of a Contested Statehood: The EU in northern Cyprus, Farnham, Ashgate, 2015, LSE Review of Books, October 7, 2015


James-Ker Lindsay, Resolving Cyprus: New Approaches to Conflict Resolution, I.B. Tauris, London and New York, LSE Review of Books, July 6, 2015


Birol Başkan, From Religious Empires to Secular States: State Secularization in Turkey, Iran, and Russia, Routledge, London and New York, 2014, 218 pp., Political Studies Review, vol. 13, no. 4, 2015, p. 588

Fevzi Bilgin and Ali Sarıhan (eds.), Understanding Turkey’s Kurdish Question, Lexington Books, Lanham-Boulder-New York, 2013, 272 pp., Political Studies Review, vol. 13, no. 3, 2015, p. 466

İsmet Akça, Ahmet Bekmen and Barış Alp Özden (eds.), Turkey Reframed: Constituting Neoliberal Hegemony, Pluto Press, London, 2013, 344 pp., Political Studies Review, vol. 13, no. 3, 2015, p. 464

Kostis Kornetis, Children of the Dictatorship: Student Resistance, Cultural Politics and The “Long 1960s” in Greece, Berghahn, London, 2013, 373 pp. Political Studies Review, vol. 13, no. 3, 2015, pp. 451-452

John Sakkas, Britain and the Greek Civil War 1944-1949: British Imperialism, Public Opinion and the Coming of the Cold War, Harassowitz, 2013, 200 pp., The Cyprus Review, vol. 26, no. 2, Fall 2014, pp. 179-182

Brian Mello, Evaluating Social Movement Impacts: Comparative Lessons from the Labor Movement in Turkey, Bloomsbury, London, 2013, 192 pp., Political Studies Review, vol. 13, issue 2, 2015, pp. 315-316

Christos N. Teazis, Ikincilerin Cumhuriyeti. Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi, Patakis, Athens, 2013, 231 pp. and Nikos Moudouros, The Transformation of Turkey. From Kemalist Dominance to “Islamic” Neo-liberalism, Alexandria, Athens, 2012, 463 pp., Synchrona Themata (Contemporary Issues), vol. 126, pp. 85-88, 2014 [in Greek]

Marios Efthymiopoulos and Zenonas Tziarras (eds.), The Cyprus Republic: Foreign Policy Dimensions, University Studio Press, Thessaloniki, 2013, 116 pp, Eleftheria, 24 April 2014

A review of the Cyprus Critical History Archive, Nicosia, Cyprus, 21 March 2014


Georgos Georgis – Yannos Katsouridis (eds.), The Cypriot Left During the First Period of the British Colonialism: Emergence, Formation, Development [Ηκυπριακή Αριστερά στην Πρώτη Περίοδο της Βρετανικής Αποικιοκρατίας. Εμφάνιση, Συγκρότηση, Εξέλιξη], Taxideftis, Athens, 2013, 166 pp., The Cyprus Review, vol. 25, no. 2, Fall 2013, pp. 137-140

Christopher S. Wilson, Beyond Anıtkabır: The Funerary Architecture of Atatürk. The Construction and Maintenance of National Memory, Ashgate, Surrey, 2013, 162 pp. (url:

Özge Kemahlıoğlu, Agents or Bosses? Patronage and Intra-party Politics in Argentina and Turkey, Colchester: ECPR 2012, 198 pp., Journal of Global Faultlines, vol. 1, no. 1, 2013, pp. 163-165

Şükrü Hanioğlu,Atatürk: An Intellectual Biography, Princeton University Press, Princeton & Oxford, 2011, xvi + 273 pp., New Middle Eastern Studies, 3 (2013),


Gavin Brockett (ed.), Towards a Social History of Modern Turkey– Essays in Theory and Practice, Libra, Istanbul, 2011, 184 pp., Journal of American Studies of Turkey, vol. 33-34, 2011, pp. 118-120

Rifat N. Bali, Revival of Islam in Turkey in the 1950s Through the Reports of American Diplomats, Libra, Istanbul, 2011, 112 pp., Journal of American Studies of Turkey, vol. 35-36, 2012, pp. 161-162

Ahmet T. Kuru and Alfred Stepan (eds.), Democracy, Islam and Secularism in Turkey, Columbia University Press, New York, 2012, 224 pp.