Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum
Ömer Aslan is an Associate Fellow at Al Sharq Forum and a researcher at the Turkish National Police Academy (TNPA), Ankara. He is a PhD candidate at Bilkent University, Ankara, working on his dissertation in the field of civil-military relations in Turkey and Pakistan during the Cold War. Among his publications are two research reports with Al-Sharq Forum and four academic articles: “A Turkish Muslim Between Islamism and Turkish Nationalism: Seyyid Ahmet Arvasi [1932–88]”, Turkish Studies 15 (3), (2014): 519-535; “‘Unarmed’ we Intervene, Unnoticed we Remain: the Deviant Case of the ‘February 28th Coup’ in Turkey”, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies 43(3), (2016):360-377; “American Policy and Proliferation of Media as Causes of a New Type of Coup after the Cold War? Evidence from Turkey” (co-authored with Hakan Kıyıcı), Middle East Critique (accepted, forthcoming); “Turkish Foreign Terrorist Fighters and the Emergence of a New Kind of Radicalization” (co-authored with Necati Anaz and Mehmet Özkan), Turkish Studies (accepted, forthcoming). His current research interests are military and politics in al-Sharq region, external actors and military coups d’état, radicalization and foreign fighters.