Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey (CEST)

The role of the Consortium for European Symposia on Turkey is to convene annual high-quality academic events that seek to make a major impact in the field of Turkish Studies in Europe, create new ways of engaging with the study of Turkey, and make this field more accessible to the debates in the social sciences. The  CEST aims at creating platforms of networking and visibility particularly for younger academics.

CEST is committed to the study of modern Turkey by bringing together the expertise of leading European research institutions. Members of the Consortium are:

  • Kerem Öktem, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz (Chair)
  • Karabekir Akkoyunlu, Karl-Franzens-University of Graz 
  • Othon Anastasakis, University of Oxford
  • Yavuz Köse, University of Hamburg
  • Paul Levin, Stockholm University
  • Elise Massicard, SciencesPo Paris
  • Yael Navaro, University of Cambridge
  • Esra Özyürek, London School of Economics

CEST is funded by Stiftung Mercator

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