Kültürkampf is a blog on Turkish political culture (the name is an amalgamation of the German Kulturkampf and the Turkish cognate kültür).

There is usually some kind of source material I use to write these posts. It might be a poem one week, a clip of a stand up comedian, or some personal experience. I’ll translate if necessary, then discuss.

About me

I’m an analyst at the Economic Policy Research Foundation of Turkey (TEPAV) and a fellow at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (FPRI). I have written on Turkish politics for publications such as the New York Times, War on the Rocks, and The Atlantic, and am currently working on a book.

I am also a scholar of political ideas, currently doing a PhD on Nietzsche’s politics at the University of Nottingham.

You can can follow me @SelimKoru

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Political culture in Turkey


Selim Koru

Scholar of political ideas, Turkish politics.