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Articles and book chapters


“Kemalism vs Erdoğanism: Continuities and Discontinuities in Turkey’s Hegemonic State Ideology”, Middle East Critique (accepted)

(with C. Mais), “Miners and class struggle in interwar Cyprus”, Twentieth Century Communism: A Journal of International History (accepted).

“Securitizing the Aegean: De-Europeanizing Greek–Turkish Relations”, Southeast European and Black Sea Studies, vol. 22, no. 1, pp. 83-100.

“The Left, Colonialism, and Nationalism: The Cyprus Case”, in N. Christofis (ed.), Between Nation and Class: The Lefts and the Cyprus Question, 1920-1974, Thessaloniki: Psifides, pp. 21-56.

(with Ahmet Cavit An) “The Turkish Cypriot Left and the Problems of Cooperation with the Greek Cypriot Left”, in N. Christofis (ed.), Between Nation and Class: The Lefts and the Cyprus Question, 1920-1974, Thessaloniki: Psifides, pp. 113-177.

“The Turkish Left and the Cyprus Question during the 1960s: Between Anti-imperialism and Nationalism”, in N. Christofis (ed.), Between Nation and Class: The Lefts and the Cyprus Question, 1920-1974, Thessaloniki: Psifides, pp. 281-336.

“Η επιταχυνόμενη πολιτική κρίση στην Τουρκία του Ερντογάν”, in N. Christofis (ed.), Erdoğan’s ‘New’ Turkey: Before and After the Attempted Coup, Athens: Leader Books, pp. 27-64.

“Introduction: The Kurds in Erdoğan’s ‘New’ Turkey: Domestic and International Implications”, in N. Christofis (ed.), The Kurds in Erdoğan’s “New” Turkey: Domestic and International Implications, New York and London, Routledge, pp. 1-21.


“Bogazici University Protests: A Battle for Academic Freedom, A Battle for Democracy”, Contemporary Issues, vol. 150-151-152, pp. 17-21 (in Greek).

(with A. Logotheti) “Between Political Survival and Regional Power: The Justice and Development Party and Cyprus, 2002-2017”, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies [DOI 10.1080/13530194.2021.1903833].

“From the Global to the Local: Turkey in the Long 60s”, Turkish Historical Review, vol. 12, no. 2-3, pp. 1-23 DOI 10.1163/18775462-bja10020

Turkey will be a second France, unless our demands are satisfied’: Turkish Student Movement in the Long 1960s”, Turkish Historical Review, vol. 12, no. 2-3 DOI: 10.1163/18775462-bja10021

“Coups and State Formation in Turkey”, in J. Jongerden (ed.), The Routledge Handbook of Contemporary Turkey, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 131-143.

“Government and Politics”, in E. Thomopoulos (ed.), Modern Greece, Santa Barbara, California and Denver: Westview, ABC-CLIO, 2021, pp. 69-96.


“Authoritarian Neoliberalism as a Framework to Understand Turkey”, Review of International Affairs, Nicos Poulantzas Institute, vol. 1-2, pp. 137-150 (in Greek).

“Accelerating Political Crisis in Erdoğan’s Turkey”, in N. Christofis (ed.), Erdoğan’s ‘New’ Turkey: Attempted Coup d’état and the Acceleration of Political Crisis, London and New York: Routledge, pp. 1-28.

“The Politicization of Ayia Sofia: From the “Islam in the Nation” to the “Nation in Islam”, Contemporary Issues, vol. 149, pp. 28-31 (in Greek).

“英国和塞浦路斯:从未有过“兵戎相见” [The British and Cyprus: The “Place d’Armes” that Never Was], The Turkish Studies Journal, vol. 1, no. 2, 2020, pp. 50-55 (in Chinese)

“Milliyetçilik ve Anti-Emperyalizmin Arasında: Kıbrıs Meselesinde Yunan ve Türk Solu”, Toplumsal Tarih, vol. 316, pp. 56-61 (in Turkish)

 (with B. Li), “新的地理想象和区域形象: 土耳其外交政策再评析” (Geographical Imagination and Regional Image: Reevaluating Turkish Foreign Policy), 当代世界 (Contemporary World), no. 2, February, pp. 20-26 DOI: 10.19422/j.cnki.ddsj.2020.02.003 (in Chinese).


“土耳其近期地方选举及其政治影响” (Recent local elections in Turkey and their political impact), Journal of Fujian Normal University, vol. 3, pp. 62–74 DOI: 1000-5285( 2019) 03-0068-07 (in Chinese).

(with B. Baser and A. E. Öztürk) “The View from Next Door: Greek-Turkish Relations after the Coup Attempt in Turkey”, The International Spectator, vol. 54, no. 2, pp. 67-86.

“The State of the Kurds in the ‘New’ Turkey”, Journal of Balkan and Near Eastern Studies, vol. 21, no. 3, pp. 251-259.

“The Foreign Policy of the ‘New Turkey’: Priorities, Challenges and Contradictions”, New Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 9, no. 1, pp. 1-12.

“Restructuring the ‘New Turkey’: Between Kemalism and Erdoğanisation”, Annual Review of History, Society and Politics, vol. 5, 2019, pp. 30-47 (in Greek)

“War, Revolution, and Diplomacy: The October Revolution of 1917 and the Turkish Anatolian Resistance Movement, 1919-1922”, in D. Stamatopoulos (ed.), European Revolutions and the Ottoman Balkans: War, Nationalism and Empire from Napoleon to the Bolsheviks, London and New York: Bloomsbury/I. B. Tauris and BIAA, pp. 243-262.

“Turkey’s Justice and Development Government vis-à-vis the Muslim Minority in Greece”, in M. Hatay and Z. Tziarras (eds.), Kinship and Diasporas in Turkish Foreign Policy: Examples from Europe, the Middle East and the Eastern Mediterranean, Nicosia: PRIO Cyprus, pp. 59-71.

“World System Theory”, in S. Romaniuk, M. Thapa, and P. Marton (eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave [DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74336-3_372-1]

“Peacebuilding”, in S. Romaniuk, M. Thapa, and P. Marton (eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Global Security Studies, Basingstoke: Palgrave [DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-74336-3_99-1]

“The Workers’ Party of Turkey and Cyprus”, History and Culture of Modern Turkey, an online festschrift for Erik-Jan Zürcher [https://rise.articulate.com/share/IcaKgLk6px45D8OBUiHcFARF23K734-E#/?_k=4dfdu8]


“Kemalism, Erdoğanism and the Restructuring of Turkey”, The Turkish Studies Journal, vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 122-141.

“The AKP’s ‘Yeni Türkiye’: Challenging the Kemalist Narrative?”, Mediterranean Quarterly: A Journal of Global Issues, vol. 29, no. 3, pp. 11-32.

“Politics and Nationalism in Cyprus”, Oxford Bibliographies, [DOI: 10.1093/OBO/9780199743292-0240]

(with T. Kyritsi), “Introduction: Cypriot Nationalism(s) in Context”, in T. Kyritsi and N. Christofis (eds.), Cypriot Nationalisms in Context: History, Politics, and Identity, Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2018, pp. 1-22.

“Encountering Imperialism and Colonialism: The Greek and Turkish Left in Cyprus”, in T. Kyritsi and N. Christofis (eds.), Cypriot Nationalisms in Context: History, Politics, and Identity, Basingstoke: Palgrave, pp. 283-305.

(with A. Logotheti) “Turkey in Syriza’s Foreign Policy, 2015-2017”, in Z. M. Uzuner (ed.), The Role of the Image in the Greek-Turkish Relations, Frankfurt am Main: Peter Lang, pp. 103-120. 


“The Ottoman Empire in the Aftermath of the October Revolution: Realism or Ideological Identification?”, TA ΙΣΤΟΡΙΚΑ, vol. 66, pp. 145-164 (in Greek).

’New’ vs. ‘Old’ Turkey: Continuities and Ruptures, Contemporary Issues, vol. 137, pp. 8-10 (in Greek)

“Turkey, Cyprus and the Arab Uprisings”, in H. Işıksal and O. Göksel (eds.), Turkey’s Relations with the Middle East: Political Encounters after the Arab Spring, New York: Springer, pp. 133-147.

“Collective and Counter Memory: The ‘Invention of Resistance’ in the Rhetoric of the Greek and Turkish Left, 1951-1971”, in L. Karakatsanis and N. Papadogiannis (eds.), The Politics of Culture in Turkey, Greece & Cyprus: Performing the Left Since the 1960s, London and New York: Routledge, 2017, pp. 208-227.

“Introduction”, in N. Christofis (ed.), War and Resistance in Thessaly: Aspects of its History during the 1940s, Athens: Topos, 2017, pp. 1-13 (in Greek).


“La cuestión de Chipre durante la administración del AKP. ¿Viejos asuntos, nuevas aproximaciones?”, in F. Donelli, M. Férez and A. Chiriatti (eds.), Un Retrato de la Turquia Contemporanea. Vision General y Perspecticas, Mexico City: Anahuac University, 2016, pp. 157-168 (in Spanish).


“The Usable Past: Cyprus in the Greek and Turkish Left Discourse”, in Social, Economic and Political History of Cyprus, Nicosia: Promitheas, 2015, pp. 171-195 (in Greek)

“Turkey and the Cold War”, in F. Jacob (ed.), Peripheries of the Cold War/Peripherien des Kalten Krieges, Würzburg: Königshausen & Neumann, pp. 257-281.

“Anti-Imperialism in Greece and Turkey regarding Cyprus (1950s and 1960s)”, in I. Ness and Z. Cope (eds.), The Palgrave Encyclopedia of Imperialism and Anti-Imperialism, 2nd edition, New York: Palgrave Macmillan, 2015 [2nd edition 2020], pp. 280-286.

“Turkey and the West during the Cold War, 1949-1989: Framing a Period”, in N. Moudouros and M. N. Michael (eds.), Τhe New Turkish Hegemony: Dimensions of Political Islam, Athens: Papazisis, 2014, pp. 75–115 (in Greek).


“Gezi Park: The Powerfully Symbolic Chance to Act Together!, Journal of Global Faultlines, vol. 1, no. 2, pp. 47-49

(with C. Kollias, S. Papadamou, A. Stagiannis), The Istanbul Stock Market’s Reaction to Terrorist Attacks, Doğuş Üniversitesi Dergisi, vol. 14, no. 2, pp. 153-164 

“The Foreign Policy of the Turkish Left Between Anti-imperialism and Nationalism: Cyprus as a Case Study”, in Y. Özdemir (ed.), Üçüncü Uluslararası Kıbrıs Sempozyumu, Ankara, 2013, pp. 217–225.

(with C. Kollias, S. Papadatos, and A. Stagiannis), “Terrorism and Capital Markets: The Effects of the Istanbul Bombings”, in K. Bratanis, D. Dranidis, P. Koktsidis, L. Lazouras, E. Nikolaidou (eds.), Infusing Research and Knowledge in South-East Europe, Thessaloniki: South-East European Research Center, 2012, pp. 189–201

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