Taking refuge in time, space and place: The case of Syrian refugees in Turkey

This blog post explores the evolving relationship between Syrian refugees and their host communities within the physical and social space of Turkey, and within the context of Turkish history. Influencing these relations are changes in the Turkish economy, historical changes in Turkey’s social and cultural structures, and the impact of Turkish immigration, employment, housing and... Continue Reading →

Reflections on the Political Economy in Forced Migration Research from a ‘Global South’ Perspective

How do research processes and protocols funded and designed in the ‘global North’ reflect the needs and expectations of researchers and interlocutors in the ‘global South?’  In this piece Maissam Nimer reflects on her position as a researcher in the field of forced migration in Turkey, and within the broader political economy of global research. ... Continue Reading →

Soka Gakkai International – Faith-Based Humanitarian Action During Large Scale Disaster

Local faith communities are often the first responders to communities affected by conflict and displacement, providing food, shelter and other material needs in addition to providing spiritual and pastoral support (Kidwai and Fiddian-Qasmiyeh, 2017). In this blog post, Nobuyuki Asai describes how Soka Gakkai International, a community-based Buddhist organization, provided shelter and support to large... Continue Reading →

The Ottoman Empire in Indian Literary Imagination: Charting Shibli Numani’s Journey into Turkey

How can historical manuscripts act as a 'corrective narrative' to dominant discourse from the 'global North’? This blog post by Sumaira Nawaz examines the role and influence of South-South relations on the Turkish element of the travelogue of Indian intellectual, literary critic, poet and educationist, Maulana Shibli Numani. Numani’s travelogue, Safarnama-e Rum-o Misr-o Sham, was... Continue Reading →

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