The Executive Director

Sinan Ciddi

Sinan CiddiSinan Ciddi was appointed as the fourth Executive Director of the Institute of Turkish Studies, succeeding David C. Cuthell at the end of August 2011.

Ciddi was born in Turkey and educated in the United Kingdom, where he gained his Ph.D. in Political Science from the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London in June 2007. He was previously an instructor at Sabancı University between 2004-2008 and completed his Post-Doctoral Fellowship at the same institution between 2007-2008.

He recently published a book titled Kemalism in Turkish Politics: The Republican People's Party: Secularism and Nationalism (Routledge, January 2009) focusing on the electoral weakness of the Republican People's Party.

Between 2008-2011, he established the Turkish Studies program at the University of Florida's Center for European Studies.

Media Appearances

"Turkey's Coup of 15th July: Unity in the Midst of Crisis?"
August 13, 2016
Centre for Turkey Studies
"Turkey's Political Future"
August 3, 2016
"Turkish Government Comes Down Hard On Academics After Failed Coup"
July 22, 2016
"Sinan Ciddi Discusses Aftermath of Failed Military Coup"
July 21, 2016
"On Topic: 'Turkish Coup Attempt'"
July 21, 2016
Georgetown SFS
Sinan Ciddi On Al Jazeera
July 20, 2016
Al Jazeera
"The Istanbul Bombing"
March 23, 2016
AMI Magazine
"Is the West Too Soft on Turkey's PKK?"
March 20, 2016
Al Jazeera, "Inside Story"
Talk: "Turkey After Snap Elections: Chaos or Reconciliation?"
November 5, 2015
Foundation for Defense of Democracies
Podcast: "Is Turkey in Serious Trouble?"
November 1, 2015
Australian Broadcasting Corporation RN
"Turkey and the War Against ISIS: A Reliable Ally?"
October 15, 2015
Cornell Law School
"Erken Seçim Zayıf İhtimal"
June 12, 2015
Amerika'nin Sesi
"Encounter - Turkish Elections"
June 12, 2015
Voice of America
"ABD Şimdilik IŞİD Konusunda Günü Kurtarıyor"
October 24, 2014
Amerika'nin Sesi
"War on Syria?"
September 5, 2013
Amerika'nin Sesi
"Gezi Protesolari Uzerine"
June 6, 2013
Amerika'nin Sesi
"VOA - TGRT Haber 22 Ocak"
January 22, 2013
Amerika'nin Sesi
"Institute of Turkish Studies and the 2012 US Presidential Elections"
November 6, 2012
CNN Turk
"Syrian Crisis and Muslim Rage"
September 20, 2012
Amerika'nin Sesi
"Syrian Crisis"
July 5, 2012
Amerika'nin Sesi
"Turkish Democracy: A Model Abroad, Troubled at Home?"
February 22, 2012
Stimson Center
"Uncertainties Following the Arab Spring: Considering Turkey as a Model"
January 25, 2012
Buffet Center

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