History Professor Quoted in 'WaPo' Article on Turkey

Howard Eissenstat, associate professor of history and Turkish affairs expert, was interviewed by The Washington Post and international media on the rise of nationalism in Turkey.

Eissenstat says that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s lean toward religion is more of a lean toward nationalism. “His invocation of religion is done in a new tone and with new accents, but it plays upon long-standing Turkish nationalist rhythms,” he told the Post.

Read the full interview in The Washington Post.

Eissenstat was also interviewed The Arab Weekly, Al-Monitor, and Eurasianet. He also wrote an opinion article on the rise of nationalism in Turkey, which was featured by the Center for American Progress.

He was also featured prominently in recent episode of the PBS series Great Decisions, titled "Turkey: A Partner in Crisis."

Eissenstat is a nonresident senior nonresident fellow with the Project on Middle East Democracy think tank, or POMED.