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Bilkent Mourns the Loss of Norman Stone

Prof. Norman Stone, passed away on Tuesday, June 18, 2019 in Budapest.

We wish to extend our condolences to his family, friends and Bilkent community.


Russia and Turkey: Lessons from the Past Century

Date: 13-14.05.2019

Room: C-Blok Amfi and A-130

The Bilkent Center for Russian Studies organized a 2-day conference on Russia, Turkey, and their relations. Many faculty from the IR department participated, as well as Bilkent faculty from other departments and diplomatic and academic guests. The panels covered a wide variety of subjects, including historical background and pressing issues related to current affairs in both countries.

For a short summa...Read More


“Why do democracies break down? A Political Economy Account of Turkey’s Rising Authoritarianism”

Asst. Prof. Şebnem Gümüşçü

Asst. Prof. Berk Esen

Date&Time: 10.05.2019, Friday 12.30
Room: A-330

Abstract:
After decades of multiparty politics, Turkey is no longer a democracy. A theory-upending case, the country has descended into a competitive authoritarian regime under the Justice and Development Party (AKP) despite rising income and education levels and strong links with the West. What accounts for democratic breakdown in su...Read More


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