Ümit Cizre


Ümit Cizre is a professor of politics focused on issues of democracy and the military in Turkey.

Articles by this Author
Leadership Gone Awry

In representative democracies, elections allow the peaceful replacement of leaders, infuse government with new blood, legitimize both winners and losers, and restore public faith in democracy. More importantly, “the people’s voice...

Turkey in a Tailspin

The epic blunder of the military coup attempt on July 15 has sent Turkey into a tailspin. President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, the prime minister and cabinet, the parliament, the top military brass, the intelligence community and the police all became...