Faculty in the News

The fact that the coup was so badly planned "has led to a number of conflicting narratives," Bâli told the Los Angeles World Affairs Council on July 26, 2016.

“Much of what we’re seeing is an acceleration, a radical acceleration, but nonetheless an acceleration of what had been happening,” says CNES director Aslɪ Bâli to Inside Higher Ed. “Quite explicitly, they are saying an autonomous state institution is a risk in Turkey,”

"The U.S. may look the other way on the Turkish government's limiting or reduction of certain rights since U.S. security interests will trump any interests regarding freedoms and democracy," says Eric Bordenkircher, CMED researcher, in the Portuguese-language Expresso (Portugal).

“The ‘leave’ camp was organized around fear of immigration, Islam, globalization, China. The other side found themselves on the defensive trying to counter the argument of fear."