Constitutionalism and Democracy in Turkey and Beyond

April 14, 2021

Welcoming Remarks:

  • Holger Klein, Director, Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies, Columbia University
  • Yusuf Leblebici, President, Sabancı University


  • Senem Aydın-Düzgit, Senior Scholar & Research and Academic Affairs Coordinator, Istanbul Policy Center


  • Bertil Emrah Oder, Dean of Law, Koç University.
    “The Path(s) of Constitutionalism in Turkey: Democratic Erosion and Democratic Revival”
  • Fuat Keyman, Vice President, Sabancı University; Director, Istanbul Policy Center.
    “Remembering the Past: A New and Democratic Constitution for Turkey”
  • Tsveta Petrova, Lecturer in Political Science, Columbia University.
    “From Democratization to Populism: Constitutional Crises in Contemporary Central Europe”

This was a virtual event held on April 8, 2021, and organized by the Sakıp Sabancı Center for Turkish Studies (Columbia University) & Istanbul Policy Center (Sabancı University).