State, Development, and Political Geography in Contemporary Turkey

April 13, 2017
4 PM
Coor Hall, room 4403
Event Description: 

This talk will address the way in which the business class emerged and accumulated capital, and the type of enterprises and value chains they generated since the foundation of the Republic of Turkey. Understanding “business history” is one of the most essential ways of making sense out of what happened in the last two decades in Turkey. Drawing on historical and sociological accounts this talk will shed light on the relationship between politics and economy in contemporary Turkey.

Dr. Faik Gur is an Assistant Professor in the School of Social Sciences, Department of International Relations at Ozyegin University.  He completed his PhD at The University of Texas at Austin in 2006. Dr Gur taught at Sabanci University and The University of Texas at Austin before coming to Özyeğin University.  He regularly teaches courses and conducts research on History of Turkish Modernization, Nations and Nationalisms, Food Security, Historical Sociology, as well as Rural and Urban Sociology. [Source:

The event is sponsored by:

The School of International Letters and Cultures | Center for Asian Research
The School of Historical, Philosophical and Religious Studies
The School of Social Transformation | The Melikian Center