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Zeynep Oğuz


The Present and Future of Climate Change in Turkey and Beyond: An Interview with Umit Sahin

[Ümit Şahin. Image via the author.]

[In this interview, Dr. Ümit Şahin, an Sabanci University Istanbul Policy Center Senior Scholar and an ecological, anti-nuclear, and human rights activist in Turkey, discusses the politics of climate change in Turkey and the globe. In November 2014, Şahin published a thorough report called “Mapping the Actors of Climate Change Policies in Turkey.” Şahin explicitly states that Turkey’s antidemocratic and neoliberal developmentalist policies are in stark contrast with what is ...

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Zeynep Oğuz


Zeynep Oğuz is a PhD Candidate in Cultural Anthropology at the CUNY Graduate Center and a Graduate Teaching Fellow at Brooklyn College. Her current research interests include energy politics, climate change, political ecology, renewable energy, nuclear power, infrastructure projects, social movements, and future imaginaries in Turkey. She has previously worked at the Turkish daily BirGün as an editor. She holds an MA in anthropology from Columbia University and a BA in sociology from Boğaziçi University.